Notes and Queries


Query 2193


Miserable morning... where?
Now resolved - see image 71070.

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Looks like Bridgend, presumably one of the reallocated e-ScotRail sets.


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Query 2191


Passing DMU... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 71050.

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Looks as if it could be Townhill Jn- Dunfermline Queen Margaret Statoin on the Fife Circle.The DMU on the Up and the rails behind the railings ,the headshunt at the former wagon Works.
I think that's an Edinburgh-bound Fife Circle train at Townhill Junction, circa 1990.
Townhill Junction in the early 1990s with the train heading for Dunfermline.
DMU passing Townhill and presumably heading to Edinburgh. It has just passed the site of the wagon workshops and is approaching the site of the junction of the line to Dunfermline Upper and Alloa and what is now Dunfermline Queen Margaret station. Looks like late 1980s.


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Query 2190


Part of an operational station in the early 1990s... where?
Now resolved - see image 71030.

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Morecambe (Promenade), south side, still standing but now obscured by a fast food establishment.


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Query 2189


Start of a railway walk... where?
Now resolved - see image 71016.

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The ramp up to the railway walk from Dumfries to the viaduct at Cargenbridge. The bridge over the Nith is not far off to the left.


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Query 2188


Freight approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 70992.

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Train on the ECML near King Edward Bridge Junction heading north.
ECML approaching Gateshead wrong line from the south.
Gateshead/Low Fell? Brick retaining walls look cleaned which I think was undertaken around the same time as the Gateshead Garden Festival.


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Query 2187


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70937.

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Almond Valley Junction, looking north in the early 50s. See photo 53330.
Looks like the Postal in the late 1950s passing south through Almond Valley Junction on the approach to Perth.
Southbound Postal through Almond Valley Junction in the mid 1950s.


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Query 2186


Station entrance... where?
Now resolved - see image 70921.

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Main entrance to Grange Park station on the Hertford Loop.


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Query 2185


Entrance to a former goods yard... where?
Now resolved - see image 70898.

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Coulter, between Biggar and Symington.


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Query 2183


Night scene... where?
Now resolved - see image 70871.

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Rugby I think.
Agree with TR - bay at Rugby station.


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Query 2182


Roadside view... where?
Now resolved - see image 70845.

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Back of the BP garage at Kikby Thore. Old Eden Valley route.
It looks like the Eden Valley railway along side the A66 road at Temple Sowerby, next to the BP garage.
The Eden Valley route at Kirkby Thore from the A66 garage forecourt.
Kirkby Thore next to the A66


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Query 2181


Old goods shed... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70830.

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Curriehill, late 1970s ?
Fairly sure this is the old shed at Curriehill, photographed from a westbound train. Date probably late 1960s or early 1970s.
Curriehill on the Carstairs line before the new station was built.


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Query 2180


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 70799.

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Reading Station during the recent rebuild
Could this be Breich station, during the recent rebuild as part of the Shotts line electrification works, with the view looking westerly towards the A706 Whitburn to Lanark road?
Robroyston?
Is that the new down main platform at Dunbar?
I think this is the new platform at Wellingborough - platform 4 as it will become.


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Query 2179


Platform scene... where?
Now resolved - see image 70762.

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Wellington, Telford
Ockendon station on the London, Tilbury & Southend line from Upminster to Grays, looking south west.
Possibly Broadstairs?


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Query 2178


Goods train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70751.

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I think this is shots iron works on the Glasgow central Edinburgh line.
Near Bo'ness in the mid 1950s.
The sleeper fence looks like that alongside Forfar South Junction - see image 7379. Same period around 1953.


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Query 2177


Station cycle rack... where?
Now resolved - see image 70725.

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Kemble railway station, Gloucestershire, on the Swindon to Gloucester line.
Kemble.
Looks like the corner of the car park at Kemble, Glocestershire.
I think this is at Kemble with the old Cirencester platform through the archway.
This is Kemble with the green door leading to the former Cirencester branch platform.


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Query 2176


A view from a bridge... where?
Now resolved - see image 70714.

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Query 2175


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70676.

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I think that could be Stonehaven station in the background - looking south around 1958?


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Query 2174


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70656.

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Query 2173


A view from a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 70656.

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Well its an East Midlands HST so... somewhere on the Midland Mainline
Eastbound through Barnetby heading for Cleethorpes.
I believe that's Gilberdyke looking east, taken from a Hull-bound train


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Query 2172


Wet platform scene... where?
Now resolved - see image 70613.

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Amberley station in Sussex, looking south.


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Query 2171


View over a station... where?
Now resolved - see image 70601.

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Possibly the new station on the west side of Warrington?
Going by image 70583 on Fridays latest images, Warrington West


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Query 2168


Station approach... where?
Now resolved - see image 70573.

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Looks like Ardgay station (Bonar Bridge). Taken in the late 1980s or early 1990s.
Fearn on the Far North line.
Could be Fearn station from the south.


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Query 2167


Signal box with closed station off to the right... where?
Now resolved - see image 70544.

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Looks a lot like Beeston Castle & Tarporley, between Crewe and Chester


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Query 2166


Station entrance... where?
Now resolved - see image 70520.

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The entrance to Palmer's Green station in North London, seen from Aldermans Hill.


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Query 2165


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70494.

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Appears to be a Stranraer to Glasgow boat train climbing out of the Girvan Valley to Maybole, sometime in the early 1960s perhaps (assumption based on nothing more than a familiar looking fence line,)
Just south of Maybole with a train for Girvan in the late 50's or early 60's
Boat train from Stranraer south of Maybole - say late 1950s?


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Query 2164


Train approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 70480.

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Brunstane, with the voyager on the unwired sub to Portobello line.
The Edinburgh South Suburban line, near Brunstane - which is only served by trains using the nearer track - which is also electrified for access to Millerhill Yard; while the parallel South Sub line is not. The train is heading west!
Approaching Brunstane from Portobello East Junction on the Edinburgh Sub line, heading for Niddrie West Junction. Electrified line to Millerhill - and the Borders line in the foreground.


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Query 2163


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70467.

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A northbound train passing through Dubton heading for Aberdeen, around 1954?
Dubton Junction, looking west in the mid 50s. See photo 70162 for the other side of the bracket signal.
Dubton - northbound train - 1950s?


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Query 2162


Old bridge abutment... where?
Now resolved - see image 70450.

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This is the site, looking east, of the railway swing bridge over the River Douglas at Hesketh Bank in West Lancashire. Hesketh Bank was on the West Lancashire line from Southport to Preston. The line closed in September 1964.
Total guess but the watercourse in the foreground appears to be tidal so on that basis alone I reckon that this could be the Solway Junction Railway between Kirkbride and the Solway viaduct.
Old bridge carrying the line over the Dee near Kirkcudbright?
This looks very much like the remains of the old West Lancashire Railway bridge over the River Douglas at Hesketh Bank. If I have the location correct then the view is eastwards towards Hoole. The former bridge here was built to rotate so that river traffic could travel to/from the Rufford Branch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and the River Ribble.Local history however suggests that the expensive feature was hardly ever used.


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Query 2161


Former locomotive shed... where?
Now resolved - see image 70442.

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Aberfoyle ?
Could it be the old Rothbury shed?
Methven, see photo 67711
Loch Tay on the branch beyond Killin.
The former Methven shed.


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Query 2160


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70407.

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Cove Bay station, looking south in the late 50s.


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Query 2159


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70385.

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The countryside suggests Ayrshire in the early 1960s, possibly an up train north of Cumnock.
Agree with Ayrshire, but I think the location is near Tarbolton - taken on the opposite side of the line from image 59446 dated March 1959.


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Query 2158


Train approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 70348.

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Looks to be a Freightliner working from Felixstowe Dock North Terminal heading thro' Trimley station heading for Ipswich, en route to a distant container terminal.
Containers from Felixstowe passing through Trimley - fairly recent picture.


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Query 2157


A closed station... where?
Now resolved - see image 70325.

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Query 2156


Approaching freight... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70313.

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The yards to the west of Dundee station n the 1950s?
Looks like Perth - say 1955.


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Query 2155


Station entrance... where?
Now resolved - see image 70273.

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Well, the orange strip suggests London Overground; and the windows look Great Eastern to me; so one of the stations on the Enfield Town/Cheshunt/ Chingford lines perhaps? From Seven Sisters to Lower Edmonton, the line is elevated above street level and this looks as if it might be above the lines... Stoke Newington, Rectory Road and London Fields (where the line is elevated again) have been rebuilt I think; and Hackney Downs being a junction would likely have a more prominent street building... Stamford Hill, perhaps?
Agree with PH logic, although the Stamford Hill surroundings look slightly different on street view. I'd plump for Clapton.
Clapton, looking north east.
Agree with Clapton - looking east across the A107.


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Query 2154


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70251.

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Could be Burntisland, 1950s? Up train about to enter the girder bridge, photo taken from Harbour Place looking south-east?
Could it be the route east out of Perth in the 1950s?
I would go along with the Perth suggestion. The train would be leaving on the Dundee route, say around 1955.


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Query 2153


Yard approach... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70215.

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The yard at Fort William Junction in the 1990s.
Methil
Could it be the old Gunnie Yard in the 1990s. Looking north with the masts of the E&G in the background?


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Query 2152


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 70182.

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Rectory Road, London
Rectory Road station in London, looking south east. On the Liverpool Street to Enfield Town line, now part of the Overground.
The up platform at Rectory Road in East London.


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Query 2151


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70162.

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I reckon that this is Dubton, the train approaching from the Kinnaber Junction direction with an express bound from Aberdeen to (probably) Glasgow. Date I would guess at early to mid-1950s?
Dubton Junction, approaching Dubton station from the north, early-mid 1950s.
Dubton Junction on the Strathmore line, looking east in the early 50s.


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Query 2150


Train approaching... where and when?

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Query 2149


Passing train... where?
Now resolved - see image 70140.

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Rogart, with a northbound service having just called at the station (behind the camera)


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Query 2148


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70109.

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The strange shape in the background makes we want to say Thornton Junction but I can't quite reconcile the bracket signals with my memories of the layout there. I'm going to plump for a late LNER / very early BR era shot of Methil West...
Up freight to the south of Perth station?
Forgot the date - would say around 1952.
The gable of the large building in the background and church spire beyond make me think that this might be Stirling North Junction, the train heading onto the Stirling & Dunfermline Railway, possibly bound for Alloa or Dunfermline. Date I would suggest as early 1950s.
I believe Robert is correct - signals would match, much more plausible than Methil!


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Query 2147


View across a former railway viaduct... where?
Now resolved - see image 70086.

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Is it Riddings Viaduct on the Langholm branch?
The viaduct over Loch Stroan to the west of New Galloway looking towards Stranraer.
Edinkillie Viaduct over the River Divie to the south of Dunphail
Stroan Viaduct on the Port Road?
Divie Viaduct?


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Query 2146


Site of a former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 70070.

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Levenmouth?
Is it Loanhead, Midlothian?
Hornby station on the Little North Western line from Lancaster to Wennington, looking south west. See photo 24579.


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Query 2145


Steam hauled... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70053.

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To the south of Crianlarich on the West Highland Line?
I think this is somewhere along the west coast route running south from Ayr.
RF is right - this is Dailly looking north towards the station in or around 1958. The train is probably a Glasgow to Girvan service.


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Query 2144


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 70029.

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Wickham Market with restored canopy?
Melton on the East Suffolk Line, looking east.
Somewhere in Lincolnshire at a guess.
This is Melton station in Suffolk looking east towards the level crossing.


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Query 2143


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 70021.

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Is it just to the north of Ayr after crossing the river, say 1958/59?
the wall construction behind the loco looks exactly the same as the wall along the back of Platform 1 at Kilmarnock (red sandstone) so I'm thinking somewhere on the G&SWR, that being the case, the loco probably one of Hurlford shed's Standard Class 3s (Nos 77015-77019 I think they were), but location defeats me for now.
Just north of Falkland Jct yard Newton on Ayr.
I think this is the same wall shown in image 60439 at Greenlaw Goods, possibly around the same period in the early 1950s.
Agreed west of Arkleston Junction opposite Paisley Greenlaw Goods.
Early 60s - can’t make out the crest on the tender to see if the early one or later.
Perhaps Largs train although the Standard 4 moguls did venture to Gourock as well.


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Query 2142


Platform scene... where?
Now resolved - see image 69979.

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Hall Green on the Birmingham to Stratford on Avon line, looking south west. See photo 42910.


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Query 2141


DMU approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69963.

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Assumed that the destination blind is a blank?
Would suggest the East Kilbride line in the early 1960s.
East Kilbride-Glasgow train approaching Thorntonhall, early 1960s.


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Query 2140


Station site with recovered sleepers... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69951.

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Somewhere between Airdrie and Bathgate in the 1990's, at a guess
Agree with Ken, just east of Airdrie on the site now occupied by the replacement Drumgelloch station.


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Query 2139


Passing freight... where?
Now resolved - see image 69919.

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Heading west through Newbury?
From what I can see, the consist and catenary would suggest somewhere along the north London freight route.
Agree with EG comments. The freight is westbound approaching Gospel Oak from Upper Holloway. It is passing the junction for the line into platform 3 bay used by Barking trains.


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Query 2138


A closed station... where?
Now resolved - see image 69908.

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Leyburn on the Wensleydale Railway.
Looks like an old GE station but can't quite place it as yet.
Found it - Leiston on the old Aldeburgh branch from Saxmundham.


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Query 2137


Steam on shed... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69890.

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Image 68001 shows a young enthusiast on the footplate of a Caley 4-4-0 at Forfar shed. While it doesn't look like the same person it could be his companion. There was a fair scrap line of Caley locos there at one time. I shall go for Forfar shed 1962 although I have no idea what the buildings in the background are.


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Query 2136


Platform scene... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69867.

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It looks like Brechin in the 1970s.
Last Train to Brechin, 2/5/81?
I think this is Brechin around time of closure in 1981.
looks like Brechin, late 1970s or early 1980s, with an interesting collection of first generation DMUs making up a railtour.


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Query 2134


Freight approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 69854.

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Approaching Cardiff Central from the east?
Looks like the eastern approach to Cardiff Central.
Could be the approach to Cardiff Central.


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Query 2133


Site of a former junction... where?

[Added 05 August 2019.]
Now resolved - see image 69841.

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Wickham Market Junction on the East Suffolk Line, to the north of Wickham Market station, looking north east. Once the junction for the branch to Framlingham. The location is also known as Blackstock Crossing.
Just north of Wickham Market station, Suffolk.


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Query 2132


Train approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 69828.

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Sunnyside Junction, Coatbridge
The test train appears to be coming off the Whifflet spur heading west onto the Edinburgh to Glasgow LL, via Bathgate, line at Sunnyside Junction.
Appears to be a Network Rail test train coming off the M&KR goods only branch from Whifflet South at Sunnyside Junction in Coatbridge and heading west, possibly within the last month or so (July, 2019) as the train was in the area then.
Knightswood South Junction?
Coatbridge Sunnyside.


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Query 2131


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 69814.

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Ferry Road station at St Budeaux on the outskirts of Plymouth - looks like a special passing through.


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Query 2130


A closed station... where?
Now resolved - see image 69790.

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This is the old railway building at Snape Maltings near Wickham Market in Suffolk.


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Query 2129


Road entrance to a former goods yard... where?
Now resolved - see image 69765.

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Could be the old yard at Jedfoot, now part of a walkway, showing the entrance from the A698.
St. Briavels on the Wye Valley
Jedfoot goods yard - taken recently - now used as part of a walkway and picnic spot.


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Query 2128


Old photograph showing CR 123 leaving Galashiels with a special. Can anyone provide any info regarding the date and the train involved?

[Added 28 July 2019.]
Now resolved - see image 69738.

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Having trawled the Six Bells Junction website's Railtour files there are scant details of a "Caledonian 123 Excursion" from Edinburgh to Carlisle and back on 30/8/1958. There are no route details, but as it seems to have been from Princes St then it's more likely to have used the CR main line.
Unmistakably Gala.
I'll read the question properly in future.
D'oh!
It could be the special run by the Edinburgh model railway club in late 1958, which I recall ran out over the Peebles line.
The same picture appears in the Middleton Press album 'Peebles Loop' by Roger Darsley and Dennis Lovett. It is dated 13 September 1958, the rail tour being organised by the Edinburgh & Lothian Miniature Railway Club. It is recorded has travelling to Galashiels via Peebles and returning to Edinburgh by the Waverley Route, The image in the book was taken by D Welsh and is part of Bruce McCartney's collection.


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Query 2127


Work in progress... where?
Now resolved - see image 69726.

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I think this may be the new platform works at Dunbar. I passed there this afternoon and was aware of a heap of ballast.
Image 63880 shows the low wall between the main lines and the platform loop which was the former Down platform, similar vegetation and house gable end.


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Query 2126


Entrance to a former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 69717.

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Could be Cloughton on the old Scarbotough to Whitby route - now a very nice restaurant.
Don't know this one, but the architectural style looks very like the Stainmore line.
The old station at Cloughton, just north of Scarborough.


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Query 2125


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69692.

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Leaving Stirling northbound passing Shore Road sheds in the mid 1950s?
Could be Perth - southbound shortly after leaving the station around 1950.
Wild surmise, Beattock in the mid 50s?
Could it be a train leaving the south end of Perth in the 50s?


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Query 2124


Waiting for a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 69667.

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Worcester Shrub Hill, see photo 64699.
Worcester, Shrub Hill.


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Query 2123


Passing freight... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69654.

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The poles and background hills suggest the southern approach to Perth in the mid 1950s.
Freight is in the down loop on the approach to Perth station. Would say 1956 approx.


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Query 2122


Platform scene... where?
Now resolved - see image 69630.

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Manningtree on the Great Eastern main line, looking west towards London.


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Query 2121


View over a former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 69613.

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Killywhan in Dumfries & Galloway looking towards Dumfries.
Killywhan on the Dumfries to Castle Douglas line, looking east. See photo 12945.
Is it Abernethy on the Perth-Ladybank line? Just a long shot!
Looks like Killywhan on the Port Road between Dumfries and Dalbeattie.


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Query 2120


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69590.

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West end of Shields Road station - as in image 60430 but about 10 years later. Train is on the St Enoch line, presumably having run via Saltmarket and Gorbals Jcts.
I'm going to hazard a guess that this is on the City of Glasgow Union line near Shields Station, probably mid- to late-1950s, given the number of steel-bodied mineral wagons in the train.
Judging by the bracket signal behind the train, I reckon this is the west end of Shields Road Station, the train heading west off the CoGUR lines from Gorbals Junction, date possibly mid- to late- 1950s.


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Query 2119


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69562.

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Taking the Strathmore line at Kinnaber Junction in the late 1950s.
Looks to me like Kinnaber Junction, the train taking the Bridge of Dun line bound for Forfar and beyond. Reckon this would be late 1950s or early 1960s, before the A4s took over on the Aberdeen expresses.
Up train taking the Strathmore route at Kinnaber Junction, early/mid 1950s?
Taking the Forfar line at Kinnaber Junction, possibly late 1950s / early 1960s before the down home signal was replaced by a shorter tubular post on the left side of the down main?


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Query 2118


A passing DMU... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69541.

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My first thought with this photo was that it was between Bucksburn & Persley with a Cravens DMU heading towards Aberdeen. The factory on the left reminds me of Twin Spires Creamery.but the chimney in the background looks too far to the right to be at Mugiemoss paper mill.
The DMU looks like it has just run past the Twin Spires Creamery at Bucksburn. Date sometime in the early 1960s.


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Query 2117


Trackbed preparations... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69527.

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Looks like the northern approach to Newtongrange during preparation work on the Borders line in 2009/2010?
This could be the Airdrie to Bathgate route reinstatement in progress around 2010 or 2011. Possibly just east of the old Drumgelloch station.
The old Waverley route just to the north of Galashiels during construction of the Borders line?


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Query 2116


Freight passing through... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69497.

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Pitcaple station on the GNSR main line, looking north east c1960.
I Believe this is Lumphanan Station on The Aberdeen Ballater Line.
Westbound through Pincaple in the 1960s.
I think this is somewhere along the Deeside line.
Definitely former GNSR territory and from the location of the signal box and the siding just visible opposite, it looks like Pitcaple, I would guess it must be early 1960s, shortly after the EE Type 1s arrived and when there was still enough traffic to form such a lengthy freight!
I think it is Pitcaple station in the mid 1960s.


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Query 2115


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69475.

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Heading out of Aberdeen passing through Kittybrewster - say the late 1950s?
Train leaving Aberdeen in the 1950s passing through Kittybrewster.


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Query 2114


View towards a junction... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69448.

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Almondbank, looking east towards Perth in the early 60s. The station is behind the camera. The line through the gate served the Royal Naval Store Depot and in earlier times the Huntingtower and Pitcairnfield bleachworks.
Could be the entrance to the Naval Stores siding at Almondbank circa 1960.
It looks like the branch entrance to the Royal Naval stores depot just beyond Almondbank - late 1950s perhaps?


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Query 2113


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69434.

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Bucksburn, looking south east towards Aberdeen, taken from Goodhope Road bridge c1960.
Passing through Bucksburn in the 1960s.


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Query 2112


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69406.

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Could be to the south of Muirend with the Clarkston East line on the left, say 1952?
Could it be on the Down Main at Aberlady Junction? .
Claydon LNE Junction on Oxford to Bletchley line in the 1940s, perhaps?
Could it be the southern approach to Muirend station in the mid 1950s?


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Query 2111


Side by side... where?
Now resolved - see image 69380.

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The sidings at Worcester Shrubhill?
Just outside Worcester Shrub Hill station, to the south. The footpath to the signal box can be seen on the bottom right.


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Query 2110


Walking along a trackbed... where?
Now resolved - see image 69367.

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The trackbed of the SB&B approaching Symington. The A72 runs parallel off to the left.
That could be Benrinnes in the background. Somewhere on the Strathspey - Advie or Ballindalloch, possibly.
I think we are looking towards Symington (just beyond the trees in the middle distance) on the trackbed of the line from Biggar.
Is it on the trackbed of the NB line from Stirling to Balloch by any chance.?
Looks like Tinto hill in the background so approach to Symington from Biggar.
Is that looking West towards Tinto on the Symington, Biggar and Peebles Railway where it runs alongside the A72 on the Eastern outskirts of Symington?


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Query 2109


Stopping train... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69336.

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The old station at Throsk, looking south through the road bridge with the line into Bandeath depot in the foreground. Possibly a Larbert to Alloa train - say around 1950?
Throsk, early 1950s.
Throsk on the Larbert to Alloa line, looking south in the mid 50s. See photo 35376.
This is Throsk with the train heading in the direction of the swing bridge over the Forth and Alloa. The branch to RNAD Bandeath curves to the right in the foreground. Date looks to be early 1950s.


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Query 2108


About to cross a viaduct... where?
Now resolved - see image 69309.

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Dighty Viaduct in Birkhill,Dundee over the Dighty Burn
Comrie Dean Viaduct, looking east towards Blairhall Junction and Oakley.
Bilston Glen Viaduct in Midlothian
I think this is the Dean Viaduct on the old Stirling and Dunfermline route.


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Query 2107


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69287.

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Possibly the NB approach to Stirling in the 1950s with the Ochils in the background?
West of Alloa in the 1950s - eastbound.
Approaching Stirling off the S&D route in the early fifties.


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Query 2106


Train arriving... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69252.

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Cambus on the Stirling to Dunfermline line, looking west in the mid 50s.
Fairly sure this is the old station at Cambus, probably taken in the early 1950s looking west back towards Stirling.


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Query 2105


Work in progress... where?
Now resolved - see image 69237.

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Worcestershire Parkway station, low level platforms, looking north.
Warrington West, maybe.
The new station at Worcestershire Parkway looking north towards Birmingham.


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Query 2104


Station frontage... where?
Now resolved - see image 69226.

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Malton from the car park?
Cupar Station on the north East Coast line between kirkaldy and dundee
The station forecourt at Malton, looking east.


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Query 2103


Platform scene... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69198.

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Looks like Connel Ferry, probably a train for Ballachulish, say 1959?
Ballachulish Branch train at Connel Ferry, circa mid-1950s. Locomotive, probably No. 55124, tying on at the west end of the station after running round.
Connel Ferry - circa 1961 ?
Connel Ferry station, looking east c1960.
Killin junction some time back in the 50s


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Query 2102


Passing train... where?
Now resolved - see image 69186.

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On the Chester to Holyhead line about 1.5 miles north east of Penmaemawr, looking west. The class 158 is in the new Transport for Wales livery.
North Wales beside the A55 with the village of Dwygyfylchi to the left and further left, Penmaenmawr. TfW Class 158 heading east towards Conwy.
Transport for Wales liveried 158 on the North Wales Coast line
On the North Wales Coast, looks like it could be heading towards Abergele.


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Query 2101


Freight approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69172.

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Could be the northern approach to Stirling in the 1950s.
Passing Polmadie westbound, probably around 1952?
Stirling 1950s?


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Query 2100


Former station master's house... where?
Now resolved - see image 69150.

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It looks like the house on the end of the building that was once West Cliff station in Whitby.


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Query 2098


Passing light engine... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69125.

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Could this be somewhere near Deansgate prior to the massive regeneration work in that part of Manchester?
Approaching Saltley in the early 1980s?
Saltley looking west with Curzon St station in the background. Probably mid- to late-70s.
Could this view be near Carlisle (Duranhill!) with the Class 25 on the S&C line, the Tyne Valley lines seen beyond, and the wagons in the background stabled on the old goods yard sidings ?
I am wondering what the building in the top left is. Reminds me of Manchester Central but the rest of the landscape doesn't seem to fit in. I need to do some more research!
I think the buildings could be part of Coatbridge in the 1970s with the view being east over the sidings at Whifflet.


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Query 2097


Passing railbus... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69089.

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Could it be Elgin East?
Elgin East, looking north east with Maisondieu Road in the background c.1960.
The railbus is approaching Elgin East station. This would have been taken towards the end of the 1950s.


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Query 2095


Disused station... where?
Now resolved - see image 69074.

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Canonbie station on the Langholm branch, looking north west.
This looks like the much changed Canonbie station on the Langholm branch looking north from the main road towards Langholm.


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Query 2094


Voyager approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 69061.

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Wishaw South
Motherwell
Holytown Junction?


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Query 2093


Passing freight... where?
Now resolved - see image 69033.

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Taken at Woodbridge Park station looking east towards Barking.


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Query 2091


A former railway bridge... where?
Now resolved - see image 69022.

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It's the bridge over the former Monkland Canal at Sheepford.
Could it be Coatbridge, alongside the old Monkland Canal (now a cycle route)?
The old M&K railway bridge at Sheepford. The cycle path was part of the Monkland Canal.


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Query 2090


Passing freight... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 69001.

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Shore Road, Stirling, around 1950.
Wonder if it could be Shore Road to the north of Stirling station around 1950?


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Query 2089


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68968.

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Mangapps station at the Mangapps Railway Museum in Essex.
Mangapps
It's the Mangapps Museum line station in Essex.


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Query 2088


Steam hauled... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68953.

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Glasgow/Busby or East Kilbride train leaving Giffnock hauled by ex-Caledonian 0-4-4 tank - mid 1950s.
Leaving Giffnock for Busby in the 1950s.


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Query 2087


Former station approach... where?
Now resolved - see image 68943.

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This is the driveway approaching Amisfield, north of Dumfries
Amisfield


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Query 2086


View from a closed station... where?
Now resolved - see image 68885.

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I think it might possibly be the northern portal of Crescent Wood Tunnel on the old Crystal Palace High Level branch from Nunhead that, despite being electrified, was abandoned in 1954.
It could be North Portal of Scotland St Tunnel in Edinburgh
Monmouth Troy, looking west.
Is it on the old harbour branch at Tweedmouth?
Definitely Monmouth Troy, I think.
Yes, it's the tunnel immediately to the west of the old Troy station in Monmouth. I believe the tunnel is currently used as a rifle range by a local club.


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Query 2085


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68874.

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Possibly the rebuilt Northumberland Park station on the Lea Valley line in North London?
Agree with Northumberland Park on the Lea Valley line in North London. Seen following the rebuild to handle the new Stratford - Meridian Water shuttle service - looking north along the newly laid third line.


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Query 2084


Remnant of a bygone line... where?
Now resolved - see image 68845.

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Rothbury in Northumberland. It's in the town centre, not at the station site, which was about a quarter of a mile away.
Its in Rothbury - the Hotel is on the other side of the river from the station site, which is now an industrial area.
Appleby ?
Bridge Street, Rothbury, Northumberland. Rothbury station, which was opened by the Northumberland Central Railway in 1862, was the terminus of a branch from Scotsgap on the Morpeth to Reedsmouth line. The line was worked from the outset by the North British Railway and later absorbed by them. Subsequently it became part of the LNER and then the North Eastern Region of British Railways. Passenger trains ceased in September 1952, and goods services ended in November 1963. A final train ran in the middle of 1964 and the track was lifted later that year. Today almost nothing remains of the railway station.
A possible explanation of the Railway Hotel being so far away from the station and on the other side of the river is that the line to Rothbury was originally planned to extend northwards through Wooler to Cornhill. So the Railway Hotel, which was built in Victorian times, might have been named after a section of railway which in the event did not materialise.


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Query 2083


Steam hauled freight... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68820.

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Forfar North Junction, looking west in the mid 50s.
Fairly sure this is Forfar North Junction in about 1952.


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Query 2082


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68792.

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On the Paisley Canal Line between Mosspark West and Corkerhill in the mid 50s. Looking east from Kinnell Place bridge with the White Cart Water on the right.
Westbound for Paisley Canal just west of Corkerhill, I reckon, mid- to late-1950s
Just passed through Corkerhill alongside the White Cart? Poss around 1958?


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Query 2081


View from a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68781.

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Is this Melling between Carnforth and Wennington?
It could be Melling in Cumbria on the line from Carnforth to Hellifield. Has been closed for many years and is now a private house.


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Query 2080


Former railway viaduct... where?
Now resolved - see image 68767.

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Looks like the ex-NER Newton Cap Viaduct to the north of Bishop Auckland, which now carries the main road into the town.
This looks like the Newton Cap viaduct over the River Wear on the north side of Bishop Auckland, now used by a road, possibly the A689.
Looks like the one at Newton Cap, Bishop Auckland in Durham.
No question of 'looks like', it is indeed Newton Cap Viaduct. Might be worth adding some details from the rebuilding project. Closed to trains in 1968. Became a footpath in 1972. Work to convert into a road bridge began in 1993 and was completed in 1995. The conversion involving putting a concrete deck some 13 feet wider than the viaduct on top of the existing structure. The deck provides a single road carriageway with footpaths on each side. The viaduct is 828 feet long, and its stone/brick construction was deemed strong enough to safely take the additional load of the concrete deck. The deck added 2% to the weight of the viaduct bringing it up to 48,000 tonnes. The conversion is said to be the first of its type in the UK.


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Query 2079


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68748.

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Coupar Angus, looking west, possibly on 5/4/53 as the train could be the same one as in photo 68017. The maltings building can be seen the background of photo 24848.
Possibly Coupar Angus with a local train off the Blairgowrie branch approaching? Say early 1950s.
Could this be the southern approach to Coupar Angus station, with a local passenger service from Blairgowrie approaching the outer face of the ‘Down’ island platform? Possible date, say early to mid-1950s.


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Query 2078


View from a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68729.

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The viaduct or causeway over the reservoir at Butterley on the Midland Railway in Derbyshire.
The causeway over Butterley Reservoir on the Midland Railway Trust's line between Hammersmith and Butterley, looking east.
Crossing the causeway with Butterley Reservoir on the left; looking back towards the Midland Railway Centre's Butterley station.
Butterley Reservoir on the Midland Railway Trust


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Query 2077


Former goods shed... where?
Now resolved - see image 68716.

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Castle Cary, looking west from the station car park. The line to Yeovil goes under the road bridge on the left while the main line to Cogload Jct is in the middle and the remaining siding is nearest the camera.
Castle Cary in Somerset, looking west.
Castle Cary?
Yes it is Castle Cary. It's been like this for quite some time now. I was told by a member of the station staff that bats were discovered nesting there after demolition started so work was stopped and it has been in this state ever since.


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Query 2073


Freight only branch in the 1990s... where?
Now resolved - see image 68678.

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I reckon this is James Watt Dock molasses siding in Greenock, the line up to the main line curving left to cross the A8 on the viaduct, the line straight ahead the rump of the dock sidings network that terminated at the molasses loading point alongside the tanks visible in the background.
James Watt Dock branch in Greenock, looking west, see photo 42723.
Dalmuir Riverside?


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Query 2072


Platform scene... where?
Now resolved - see image 68664.

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This looks very similar to Whitstable except it was a dull wet day when I visited.


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Query 2070


Steam hauled... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68640.

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From the landscape and the locomotive it would most likely be the Edinburgh to Aberdeen main line in the mid 1950s.
Just a bit of a guess but could this be a down express near Gleneagles in the early to mid 50s?
I think this could be a northbound Waverley route service, having departed Carlisle and just crossed the River Eden, probably mid-1950s.
Possibly in the "wild guess" category, but could it be an Up express approaching Inverkeithing North Junction in the 1950s?
.... I made a "triangulation error" in my wild guess - I meant to write Inverkeithing East Junction!
Running into Ladybank?
Agree with original suggestion - would suggest the southern approach to Stonehaven around 1955/56.
As you were - I meant norther approach.
Could be Almond Valley Junction, looking south east towards Perth in the mid 50s, before the New Yard was built.


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Query 2069


A former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 68611.

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Looks like the level crossing at Picton on the Northallerton to Teesside line.
The old station at Picton in North Yorkshire looking west.
Picton, on the Northallerton to Eaglescliffe line, looking west. See photo 21417.
Picton, North Yotks


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Query 2068


Station frontage... where?
Now resolved - see image 68584.

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Chislehurst
Entrance to Chilslehurst station seen from Station Approach.


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Query 2064


Train approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 68567.

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That's an eastward view at Croy, I think.
Approaching Croy station from the east?


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Query 2063


Train departure... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68556.

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St Fillans on the Crieff to Balquidder line, looking west c1950.
St Fillans 1950ish
Suggest St Fillans in the early 1950s with a train leaving for Crieff.


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Query 2062


A former station... where?
Now resolved - see image 68534.

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This looks familiar, North Grimston on the former Malton to Driffield line. View from what would have been the level crossing with Malton to the right.
The second station at North Grimston on the Malton - Driffield line.


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Query 2061


End of the line... where?
Now resolved - see image 68518.

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Just a wild guess - I remember a similar scene at Wolverhampton on the former GW line some years ago.
This reminds me of the remains of the old Longridge branch behind West View Liesure Centre in Preston.


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Query 2060


Freight approaching... where and when?

[Added 21 April 2019.]
Now resolved - see image 68501.

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I think this could be Cardonald Junction around the mid 1950s, with the freight coming off the old Shieldhall branch.
Could it be Shieldhall Junction in the 1950s?
Cardonald Junction on the Glasgow & Paisley Joint, looking west with the train coming off the Renfrew District line in the mid 50s.
Cart Junction, around 1955?


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Query 2057


Platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68480.

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Looks like the station building at Oakleigh Park, North London.


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Query 2056


Unloading in progress... where?
Now resolved - see image 68467.

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The cement terminal at Seaham Harbour.


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Query 2055


Unloading in progress... where?

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Query 2054


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68447.

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Branch train leaving Gleneagles for Crieff in the early 1950s.
Could it be the north end of Gleneagles?


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Query 2053


Old signal box... where?
Now resolved - see image 68414.

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Helmsley on the Gilling to Pickering line, looking west. See photo 55155.
Helmsley. A view I had intended to take early last year, but with events that overtook everything else I was still needing to go back for the lineside view. See image 55155.
Could be Helmsley in North Yorkshire - the old station still stands off to the right as a large private house.


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Query 2052


Steam approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68392.

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Clarkston on the East Kilbride line, looking north west in the 50s.
Glasgow/Busby or East Kilbride train entering Clarkston & Stamperland in the 1950s.
I think this could be an inner circle train on the Edinburgh Suburban line between Gorgie and Craiglockhart, possibly passing Craiglockhart Junction. Date circa 1955.


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Query 2050


A view from a train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68380.

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Possibly the recently opened facilities just south of Banbury?
Banbury Depot


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Query 2049


Train approaching... where?
Now resolved - see image 68353.

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Cambrian Coast line near Barmouth?
Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast Line, looking north-west.
Tywyn, West Wales.
Could it be approaching Barmouth
This looks like the Cambrian Coast line - maybe on the approach to Machynlleth?


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Query 2048


A station from the air... where?
Now resolved - see image 68337.

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I believe it's Datchet, on the Windsor & Eton Riverside branch
Looks like Datchet on the Windsor branch.
Datchet.


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Query 2047


Train approaching... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68327.

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Heading north on the main line out of Stirling, late 1940s / early 1950s.
Wondered if it might be Stirling in the 1950s with the train heading for Alloa / Dunfermline via the S&D line?


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Query 2046


About to pass over a level crossing... where?
Now resolved - see image 68313.

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It's the A40 at Llandovery - looks like a northbound excursion about tp cross.
Northbound through Llandovery, about to cross the A40.
Llandovery on the Central Wales Line, looking north east. Could be the 'Heart of Wales' tour on 2/9/17 with 68 016 and the Northern Belle stock.
The A40 level crossing at the north end of Llandovery station.
Is this Llandovery looking north.?


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Query 2045


Train arriving... where?
Now resolved - see image 68299.

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Disley station on the Stockport to Buxton line, looking east.
Disley
Arrival at Disley on the Buxton line.


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Query 2044


Passing coal empties... where?
Now resolved - see image 68285.

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Edinburgh's South Sub - westbound near Cluny Road bridge.
Edinburgh suburban line between Blackford Hill and Morningside Road


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Query 2043


Passing Freight... where?
Now resolved - see image 68272.

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Nuneaton
About to pass through Nuneaton?


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Query 2041


Passing train... where?
Now resolved - see image 68265.

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Looks like a train eastbound through Ashton-under-Lyne station.
Ashton-under-Lyne
Ashton-under-Lyne looking east along platform 2.


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Query 2040


Passing express... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68234.

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Stanley Junction, looking north east, c1950.
I believe this is Harburn Station on the Carstairs section Midcalder Jct to Cobbinshaw prior to 1964 before Closure.
Passing Stanley Junction southbound in the early to mid 1950s.


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Query 2039


Cross platform view... where?
Now resolved - see image 68221.

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The station that comes to mind would be Achnasheen.
Bempton on the Yorkshire Coast Line?
It has a Welsh look to me. I thought it might be Llanfair PG. It isn't, but the building has distinct similarities to Llanfair PG.
It's Garve on the Kyle Line.
Was through it two weeks ago on our bug highland rail tour.
Have a look at http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=14172
It's Garve station on the Kyle line.


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Query 2037


Train at the platform... where and when?
Now resolved - see image 68200.

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NBR signal and box; single-line branch... I reckon this could be Alva.
Alva, early 1950s maybe.
Mildenhall, Suffolk, early 1950s, perhaps?
Alva?


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Query 2035


Train arriving... where?
Now resolved - see image 68186.

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Manors ?
Manors, I reckon.


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Query 2034


Passing steam... where and when?

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Strathord early 1950s Cally bogie on local train


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Query 2033


Platform scene... where?

[Added 27 March 2019.]
Resolved. See image 68152.

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Canterbury West station, looking south west towards Ashford.
Blackheath?
Canterbury West station with a Javelin at the platform, presumably on a St Pancras - Margate service.


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Query 2017


Steam engine between turns... where and when?
[Added 22 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68095

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I think this is a Reid C15 at Stirling's NB Shore Road shed, possibly around 1950.
This might be Dundee Tay Bridge shed yard or thereabouts in every the early 1950s, this impression coming from the skyline behind and what appear to be more locos in the distance (Dundee West shed?)
Could it be the ex-NBR loco sheds just north of Stirling station, perhaps in very early BR days?
The east side of Dundee? Say early 1950s?


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Query 2015


Going for a walk... where?
[Added 20 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68071

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Fairly sure this is the Weardale Railway's platform at Bishop Auckland West - presumably at the time of 'fitting out' (around 2008?) The main line station is out of shot in the left background.


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Query 2014


Former junction with lifted branch... where and when?
[Added 19 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68049

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Bilston Glen colliery sidings, looking north towards Loanhead. Track bed of former line to Glencorse in the foreground, c1980.
I also believe this is Bilston Glen Colliery.


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Query 2013


Passing a former junction... where and when?
[Added 18 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68042

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Glasterlaw Junction on Strathmore mainline. Train heading for Forfar having just passed Glasterlaw station. Early 1950's.
Glasterlaw Junction on the Strathmore line, looking north east with the track bed of the line to Arbroath in the foreground. Taken in the early 50s.
Glasterlaw 1953
Glasterlaw Junction? Around 1955?


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Query 2012


Railway trackbed... where?
[Added 17 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68031

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Looks like the old trackbed at Ribbleton looking SW towards the site of Deepdale Junction.
It looks like the Stirling -Dunfermline Line between Townhill and Dunfermline Upper/Touch


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Query 2011


Train approaching... where and when?
[Added 16 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68017

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Could this be approaching Coupar Angus with the main line to Stanley Jct on the left and the train coming off the Blairgowrie branch? If the location is correct it could be late 40s or early 50s..
Coupar Angus, train is coming off the Blairgowrie branch, looking west in the early 50s.
Coming of the Blairgowrie branch onto the Strathmore mainline at Coupar Angus. About 1950.


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Query 2010


Steam on shed... where and when?
[Added 14 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 68001

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Given the loco is an ex-Caley 4-4-0 (72 class), then from the likely sheds it looks most likely to be Forfar. The shed was closed in the early 1960s so I'd put the date at 1958 or 1959.


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Query 2009


A closed station, photographed looking across a field in 20XX... where is this?
[Added 12 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67977

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Elrington on the Allendale branch, looking west,


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Query 2008


Engineer's train... where?
[Added 10 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67943

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This is the S&C near Stainforth, the train is heading south.
Stainforth, North Yorks?


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Query 2005


Freight passing through... where?
[Added 9 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67931

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Looks like the Down Slow at Queen's Park, London end of the WCML?
South Hampstead
The up WCML freight is passing below Loudon Road, NW8, to run through South Hampstead station. It will then continue through Primrose Hill Tunnel and join the North London Line.
Pretty sure the train is northbound - having originated on the NLL.
Oops, sorry about that - it is indeed heading north. (Had my atlas upside down!!) Thanks.


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Query 2004


Steam hauled freight... where and when?
[Added 7 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67917

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I wondered if the train might have just crossed the Forth at Stirling heading for Bridge of Allan?


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Query 2003


Freight approaching... where?
[Added 6 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED -SEE IMAGE 67887

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A Coatbridge bound Freightliner Intermodal service heads north through the Ryelands area of Lancaster. The 40 MPH advance speed restriction on the left is for the diverging routes off the Up Main into platforms 4 or 5 at Lancaster.
Could be Lancaster?


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Query 2002


Old station platform with surviving nameboard posts... where?
[Added 5 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67875

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Three Cocks Junction?
Remains of Freshwater station, IoW. The main station site is now occupied by a supermarket, behind which is this garden centre.
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, is a potential candidate.


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Query 2001


Tall poles... where is this?
[Added 4 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67863

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Near Leith Hall, just west of Kennethmont on the GNSR main line, looking north along the B9002.
This is the B9002 crossing the Inverness - Aberdeen main line west of Kennethmont.
B9002 bridge over Aberdeen to Inverness line near Kennethmont.
I think we are looking north along the B9002, north of Kennethmont village with the former station almost a mile to the east (right).


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Query 2000


Steam on shed in the sixties... where?
[Added 2 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67846

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Culter Paper Mill
I think this is Culter paper mill, Aberdeen. The mill closed in the mid 1960s so this was possibly taken around 1959/1960.


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Query 1999


A former signal box... where and when?
[Added 1 March 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67829

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Could be Ardler Junction, with the Dundee via Newtyle branch on the other side of the box - say 1955??
Ardler Junction on the Strathmore Line, looking east. The line to Newtyle can be seen behind the signal box, this was not used following the accident in 1948. Photo possibly taken in the early 1950s.
Could be Ardler Junction on the former Caledinian main line.
Ardler Junction in the 1950s, looking east along the main line.


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Query 1998


A closed station... where and when?
[Added 28 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67809

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Ruthven Road station on the Perth to Crieff line, looking east in the 60s.
I think this is Nisbet on the Jedburgh Branch
Ruthven Road, just west of Perth on the old Crieff line - looking east back towards Perth.
Could it be Ruthven Road, the first station out of Perth and before Almondbank on the Perth-Crieff line?


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Query 1997


Train approaching... where and when?
[Added 27 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67796

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Approaching Inverkeithing off the Rosyth Dockyard branch - say mid to late 1950s? Possibly a workers' train?
Approaching Inverkeithing station off the Rosyth branch in the 1950s. Inverkeithing South Junction signal box in the right background, see photo 19632.
It's a stopping train from Rosyth Dockyard approaching Inverkeithing Station at Inverkeithing South Junction, probably during the mid-1950s. The train will either continue to Thornton Junction, or reverse at Inverkeithing for Edinburgh.
J35 64505 approaching Inverkeithing with a workmen's train off the Rosyth Dockyard branch - late 1950s. Inverkeithing South Jn signalbox in the background.
Inverkeithing South Junction, when the Rosyth Dockyard branch diverged north of the Boreland Road bridge. The arched bridge on the left formerly spanned the Halbeath wagonway. Probably mid 1950s.
Inverkeithing South Junction with workers train coming off Rosyth Dockyard branch. As KM notes, the bridge to the left crossed the former Halbeath Railway.


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Query 1996


Passing freight... where?
[Added 25 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67780. (THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOUGHAM!)

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Certain it's the ECML to the south of Doncaster but can't name the precise spot as yet.
It's near Hougham to the south of Newark - thanks to EG for pointer.


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Query 1995


A closed station, photographed in the 1970s... where is this?
[Added 24 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67757

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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, looking north east.
The former station at Yarmouth IoW - it now houses a restaurant going by the name of 'Off The Rails' - well worth a visit.


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Query 1994


A stroll past an abandoned platform... where?
[Added 22 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67735

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Kilbarchan
Suggest the old L&D station at Bowling, looking east towards Glasgow with the old island platform on the right.
Is it the old station at Coanwood on the Alston branch ?


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Query 1993


A closed station... where and when?
[Added 21 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67711

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I think this is Methven, looking towards the buffer stops, probably taken around the time of final closure of the line from Methven Junction in 1965.
Methven, looking north-east in the early 60s.


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Query 1992


Approach to a closed station in 2007... where is this?
[Added 18 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67696

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Moy
Not Moy - see photographs of Moy station and S/Ms house from same period on the website.
Tullibardine, looking north-west towards Crieff.
Agree with the Tullibardine suggestion.


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Query 1991


Passing Pendolino... where is this?
[Added 17 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67660

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Holts Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde
Holts Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde.
This looks very much line a photo taken from the end of Holts Lane, Poulton-le-Fylde looking north towards Poulton-le-Fylde station. Prior to the electrification there used to be a foot crossing to the right but I seem to recall that it was being closed but I haven't been back to check recently.


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Query 1990


Station entrance... where?
[Added 14 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67613

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Wanstead Park on the GOBLIN line, looking north.


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Query 1989


Train approaching... where and when?
[Added 13 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67600

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Kennishead, looking west towards Barrhead in the 1950s.
I think this might be Kennishead station looking west towards Barrhead from the Glasgow-bound platform, the crossover and signals for the still open Spiersbridge Branch which would, if memory serves, put the date at say late 1950s (I think the branch closed circa 1960).
Kennishead possibly?


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Query 1988


Old railway viaduct... where?
[Added 9 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67584

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Looks to be the Camps viaduct over the Almond on the Camps Branch of the NB line to Pumpherston Oil Works
Not sure about Camps Viaduct - both the stonework and the fencing look different - see image 35980.
Isn't it the viaduct over the Water of Leith, on the CR Leith North & Granton branch, just north of the former Murrayfield station?
Looks a bit.like Glenfarg but if it is the handrail must be a fairly new addition.
Lower Largo maybe?
Coltbridge viaduct at Murrayfield?
Fairly sure this is Comrie Dean Viaduct on the Stirling & Dunfermline route between East Grange and Oakley. Closed with this section of the line in 1982 and since converted to a cycle route.


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Query 1987


Site of a gated level crossing... where is this?
[Added 8 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67530

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Hoole, looking east to Longton Bridge with the former station site behind the photographer.
This is the last remnant of the level crossing gates at Station Road, Little Hoole, West Lancashire. Formerly the site of Hoole Station on the West Lancashire Railway route from Southport to Preston. Closed to passengers and goods on 7 September 1964.
Incidentally, on 23 May 1964 Carlisle Kingmoor allocated 72007 'Clan Mackintosh' passed through here at speed at the head of the RCTS 'Ribble-Lune Rail Tour'.


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Query 1986


Steam hauled... where?
[Added 6 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67516

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45690 Bahamas test run returning to KWVR from Tyseley, February 5th. Outside Chesterfield, I think???
45596 plus support coach on the way from Tyseley to the KWVR on 5/2 crossing the River Rother passing through Chesterfield.


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Query 1985


Station frontage... where?
[Added 5 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67489

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Could be part of Weston-Super-Mare station?
It looks very similar to part of Weston super Mare station building on the up side.
Possibly Great Malvern?
Weston-super-Mare.


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Query 1984


A former station... where?
[Added 4 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67474

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The station was Featherstone Park on the Haltwhistle to Alston branch, now part of a popular walking route.
Featherstone Park on the Alston branch, looking south, see photo 31453.
Featherstone Park on the Alston branch?


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Query 1983


Hard working tank engine... where and when?
[Added 3 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67464

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Looks like Busby Junction with a freight coming off the branch, probable date around mid 1950s.
Could it be Dalrymple Junction in the 1950s?
This is Busby Junction with a northbound train of empty mineral wagons from Giffnock Quarry coming off the East Kilbride branch on to the GB&K main line hauled by a Polmadie-based ex-Caledonian 782 class 0-6-0 tank. This train propelled its loaded wagons from the south end of Giffnock station Mondays to Fridays around 7 a.m. during the 1950s and early 1960s on to the Giffnock Quarry branch. The wagons contained slag which was used to fill the disused quarry.
I reckon that this might be Busby Junction, the train coming off the line from the East Kilbride direction, photo taken from the signalbox steps looking west and the date say late 1950s.


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Query 1982


Former station house photographed from the trackbed... where is this?
[Added 2 February 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67451

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Leadburn, looking south towards Peebles
Leadburn
Leadburn on the Peebles line, looking south, see photo 22597.
I think this is the old station masters house alongside Leadburn station, the junction on the Peebles Loop with the branch to Dolphinton.


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Query 1981


Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 31 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - REF QUERY 67439

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Milliken Park. Goods Yd off to the left now occupied by a bus depot. Local train probably a St Enoch to Kilmarnock via Dalry service given the loadings c1959. This stretch of railway know as bomb alley was notorious in the box's latter life and you took your life in your hands manning it due to the high vandalism. In fact the box was destroyed by arson on 1st March 1978.


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Query 1980


Class 47 at speed... where and when?
[Added 30 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67410

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The buildings in the background were part of RAF Turnhouse (since demolished). Would put the date in 1980s?
I think this could be a nortbound train passing the now demolished buildings at RAF Turnhouse, now Edinburgh Airport. The cable duct would be in the process of installation, probably early 1970s. The photograph is taken from Lennie bridge.
Down express (probably to Aberdeen), passing RAF Turnhouse heading for Dalmeny. Late 1970s


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Query 1979


Platform view... where and when?
[Added 29 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67398

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Almondbank station, on the Perth to Crieff line, looking west c1960.
Almondbank, by any chance
It's Almondbank early 60s (nitpicking it's actually Lochty Bridge)
I think this is Almondbank Station on the Prth, Almond Valley & Methven Railway, looking west from the east side of the overbridge carrying the A85. Station itself looks to be closed (nameboard gone, it was obove the platform level windows on the building) so date is after 1951 and the snow on the ground suggests the really harsh winter of 1962/63.
Almondbank
I think it's Almondbank looking towards Methven Junction and Crieff. Late 1950s or 1960s.


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Query 1978


Passing train... where?
[Added 27 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67385

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The Calder Valley line?
I would say this location is Haymarket West Jct on the Edinburgh Glasgow Main Line.
Definitely not Haymarket West Junction - would opt more towards the Calder Valley line, but can't find a match!
Between Ferriby and Brough in the East Riding?
I think this is to the east of Skillings Lane, Brough in the East Riding.


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Query 1977


Passing trains... where?
[Added 26 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67355

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Wondered about Selby - with the 158 standing in the bay platform?
This looks to be a view at Selby with the 2 Car TPE 170 on an Hull to Manchester service, and the Northern 158 stabled in the south end up bay.
Selby - looking west from the Hull platform.


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Query 1976


Pacer in the mist - where is this?
[Added 25 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67340

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I've no real idea, maybe the Alrincham to Chester line via Hale and Knutsford?
Possibly a Leeds - Morecambe train approaching Wennington - fairly recently?
My first thought is Wennington, looking east towards Bentham.
It is one of the former West Yorkshire PTE owned Andrew Barclay class 144 3 car Pacers in Northern rail colours, with what appears to be SYPTE branding, and my punt is that it is running on the Hope Valley line
Wennington - possibly a Leeds - Morecambe train?


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Query 1975


Station approach... where and when?
[Added 24 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67326

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Looks like the GNS station at Bucksburn, sometime in the 1950s?
Is this Boat of Garten Station, now operated by the Strathspey Railway?
Bucksburn c1970. See photo 15720.
The old station at Bucksburn, Aberdeen, probably after closure to passenger traffic but still being used for parcels and goods - say around 1960?
My guess is Aviemore but no real idea when.
Looks rather like Ballater, minus the canopy. Late 60s, post-closure, perhaps?
Could be Bucksburn, north west of Aberdeen, just before closure?
I would agree with Bucksburn and with no vehicles parked, after closure so late 1950s.


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Query 1973


Bridge watchers... where and when?
[Added 22 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67307

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Friarton signal box in the south of Perth, looking north from Breadalbane Terrace. The bridge being installed - presumably a second-hand one - is still there (96A). Probably taken in the early 60s. It is possible that the level crossing was removed during the resignalling of Perth, thus creating the need for a footbridge.


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Query 1972


View through a station... where?
[Added 21 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67293

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Looks like Middlewood Lower Level, with the closed line from Macclesfield (right) to Manchester (left) passing overhead.
Is this Middlewood station in Cheshire?


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Query 1971


About to cross a bridge... where and when?
[Added 20 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67276

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Could be 57644 with the same working as shown in photo 63130. Location could be between Belston Junction and Rankinston, looking north east near Sinclairston, the bridge in the foreground carrying the line over the road to Muirston Farm.
Parkhill heading towards Dyce. 1950s.
Ayrshire coal empties in the late 1950s or early 1960s - possibly near Tarbolton?
Given the countryside, locomotive and position of the brakevan I'd say the train of empties is about to cross the bridge at Sinclairston, Ayrshire having run round at Belston Junction on its way from Ayr to one of the local collieries. Wondered if it might even be the train photographed earlier at image 63130


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Query 1970


1.Locomotive? 2.Location? 3.Date?
[Added 19 January 2018]

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I'd say it's the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Rly, looking west at New Romney - 1960s or 70s maybe. Possibly one of the two Mountain-type locos, No.5 Hercules or No.6 Samson.
Either Samson or Hercules, at New Romney on the RHDR, sometime in the 60s.
On the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. 1. Locomotive - one of the 1920s Davey Paxman types. 2. Location - New Romney, looking north. Date - early 1960s?. The old, possibly South Eastern Railway, coach body on the left adds interest to the view.
Hercules? New Romney? 1962?
I think this is the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Could this be at the north end of New Romney station in the early 1970s? If it is New Romney, the area has been developed a bit since the! Don't know the loco however.
I believe its Green Goddess on the RH&DR
Looks a bit like the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch.


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Query 1969


Station frontage... where?
[Added 18 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67248

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The old Eastern Counties Railway building at Snaresbrook - now served by the London Underground's Central Line.
Snaresbrook on London's Central Line
Snaresbrook - Central Line?


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Query 1968


Leaf train in action... where?
[Added 17 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67234

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Cogan station in Cardiff, looking north.


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Query 1967


Former level crossing... where?
[Added 16 January 2019]

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Eddleston
Eddleston (again!)
Looks like the old LC at Eddleston on the Peebles line.
Eddleston, on the Peebles Railway.
Looks like Eddleston again, looking north with the station masters house out of view to the right of photo.


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Query 1966


Platform view... where?
[Added 15 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67213

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Is it Abercynon in south Wales?
Shiplake station on the Henley-on-Thames branch, looking south.
Possibly Shiplake in Oxfordshire?


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Query 1965


Quiet stretch of line... where?
[Added 14 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67195

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Powderhall RTS (as-was)
This is almost at the end of the now disused Powderhall branch in Edinburgh.
The Rosyth Dockyard branch at Inverkeithing?
Could this be the end of the old Granton Branch north of Powderhall Waste Disposal facility, this remaining headshunt used for Binliner trains (are those the wires from the capstans that can be seen on either side of the line?) before or after loading?
Could it be the headshunt at Powderhall?
View back towards the Powderhall refuse site - the chimney can just be made out through the trees - plus the container haulage cable mechanism is still there.


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Query 1964


Passing freight... where and when?
[Added 12 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67175

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This is the East Kilbride line.
Agree with JM - I think it could be near the site of Clarkston East Junction - possibly the opposite side of the line from image 66783 - possibly around the same time?.


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Query 1963


A grey day... where?
[Added 11 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67157

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I think this is Hale, Greater Manchester, looking north from the level crossing.
Hale on the Chester - Manchester Pic line?


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Query 1962


Parting of the ways... where is this?
[Added 10 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67143

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Looks like the turn off into the yard at Cockenzie PS, with the ECML on the right.
Just north of Law Junction on the West Coast main line?
The east end of the 'Up' loop beyond Prestonpans Station, with the old branch round to Cockenzie Power Station sidings curving north under the road bridge.
Prestonpans - the line on the left led to the now demolished Cockenzie Power Station.
Cockenzie Power Station branch at Prestonpans.
The junction of the Cockenzie Power Station branch at Prestonpans
The entrance to Cockenzie PS unloading, now demolished.
Looks like the Cockenzie power station line where it leaves the east cost main line.
It's Prestonpans - on the right, the east end of the Up Passenger Loop merges into the ECML Up Main, and on the left the connection to (latterly) the loops and unloading point for Cockenzie Power Station disappears north under the A198. Before the power station was built in the 1960s this link connected to the former Preston Links colliery.
This is Prestonpans on the ECML looking east with branch to the now demolished Cockenzie Power Station curving to the left and disappearing under the bridge.


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Query 1961


Active coal yard in the 1990s... where?
[Added 9 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67131

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Auchterarder?
It's the old coal yard at Auchyerarder.
Auchterarder
Is it the old coal yard at Greenhead on the N&C line?


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Query 1960


Waiting for a train... where?
[Added 8 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67119

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Bedworth, looking towards Coventry
Bloxwich station on the Chase Line in the West Midlands, looking south.


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Query 1959


Former station master's house... where?
[Added 7 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67107

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Could be Eddleston on the Peebles loop.
The old station house at Doune on the closed Dunblane to Callander line.
Eddleston, on the line from Edinburgh to Pebbles.
Yes, this is the old station house at Eddleston, the old station station itself is now in private hands and lies behind the house.


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Query 1958


Passing train... where and when?
[Added 6 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67094

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A down Thames-Clyde Express leaving Carlisle. Early sixties.
Approaching Leeds off the S&C line in the 1960s?
Agree with down Thames-Clyde Express, but I think the location is shortly after leaving Kilmarnock station.
Looks like the approaches to Glasgow in the sixties.
I'm probably wildly wrong yet again but at first glance this looks to me like the 'Thames-Clyde Express' just after departure from Kilmarnock station and heading up the line towards Barrhead then on to Glasgow, about to pass Kilmarnock No 1 Signalbox (on the hump of ground adjacent to the loco), Johnnie Walker's siding access and short headshunt in foreground, the original 'Long Lyes' (multiple loop sidings between the dalry line and Kilmarnock Works, these closed by then) in the background, Dalry line hidden by the hump in the ground. I would reckon this to be the early 1960s.


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Query 1957


View over a viaduct... where is this?
[Added 5 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67077

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Firth Viaduct on the Penicuik Railway, looking towards Roslin?
Not Firth, which, apart from differences in the landscape has a substantial metal fence along its length, being a popular walkway. Don't know where this is but has a distinctive L&Y look about it.
Not 100% certain but it may be Entwistle Viaduct twixt Bolton and Blackburn
Charles may be right, as, if the view is looking easterly, the viaduct curve is correct, and it would be Ramsbottom - on the East Lancs Railway - seen in the middle distance and the wind turbines on Knowl Moor, north east of Rochdale, seen in the far distance.
It's Martholme Viaduct over the River Calder on the closed Padiham Loop - see image 18532.


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Query 1955


About to leave... where?
[Added 4 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67061

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Garelochead, looking north, see photo 14652.
Leaving Georgemas Jct. for the South ?
Leaving Garelochhead for the north?


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Query 1954


Branch freight... where and when?
[Added 2 January 2019]

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I have a feeling (ie a total guess) that this is a short freight heading east from East Kilbride to Maver & Coulson's siding on the long closed line to Blantyre, somewhere about the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Annbank.
Is this the freight to Mavor & Coulson's factory beyond the end of the East Kilbride branch on the line which formerly led to High Blantyre?
On the branch to Smeaton/Dalkeith Colliery, early 1960s?
Running east from East Kilbride Station past Dunblane Drive towards the old Mavor & Coulson sidings which were next to (gone alas) Rolls-Royce at Mavor Avenue. Line originally continued down to High Blantyre to meet with line coming in from Strathaven.
I think this is the Mayor & Coulson siding beyond East Kilbride. Late 1950s?
Is it a freight on the Langholm branch - around 1960?


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Query 1953


Former station building... where?
[Added 1 January 2019] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 67030

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The old station at Leigh on Sea on the London, Tilbury & Southend line. Replaced by the present station in the 30s and now a sailing club.
It's the original station at Leigh-on-Sea, closed and replaced in the 1930s. It now houses the local sailing club.


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Query 1952


View from a train... where and when?
[Added 31 December 2018]

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Could be the Sept 1951 'Paisley & Barrhead' SLS tour - possibly near Paisley West?
Looks like a Jumbo on a special. The probable period and previous website pictures would suggest the Paisley & Barrhead 1951 tour. Would suggest between Elderslie and Paisley?


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Query 1951


A view from a train... where?
[Added 29 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66989

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Mansfield Woodhouse station on the Nottingham to Worksop line, looking north. I assume the train is a tour of some sort as such a long train would not normally be seen on this line. The goods shed to train shed conversion on the right is most unusual.
Mansfield Woodhouse station - a recent picture.
Mansfield Woodhouse
Passing through Mansfield Woodhouse station
This is Mansfield Woodhouse station on the Robin Hood line, with the special heading north towards Worksop.
Looks like a special passing Mansfield Woodhouse - fairly recent possibly.


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Query 1950


Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 26 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66976

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I think this could be on the East Kilbride line.
Possibly between Thornliebank and Giffnock at Burnfield Road overbridge.
Agree with JM - would put date around 1958.


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Query 1949


Abutment with eejit... where is this?
[Added 23 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66929

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The most westerly of the abutments on the road out of Roxburgh looking west.
PS Merry Christmas to all involved with Railscot - and thank you.
Roxburgh, remains of the Jedburgh line bridge looking south west, see photo 18438.
Roxburgh
This looks like Roxburgh, view south west on Teviot Road with the abutment on the Jedburgh branch? The derestricted sign on the right with the oblique bar in what possibly could be construed as a 'half off' position does help pinpoint it.
Haven't a clue as to where the bridge abutment is that is being propped up by 'the eejit' but hope that both he, John and your families have a very merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous New Year!
I think this is the remains of the bridge that carried the Jedburgh branch across the road immediately south of Roxburgh station.
Sadly unable to identify this one, but thought I'd take the opportunity to say 'same to you' to the Railscot team - your efforts are much appreciated.
This looks like the most westerly of the surviving bridge abutments in Roxburgh, the bridge once carried the Jedburgh branch.
Agree with all the above...Roxburgh it is.
Seasons greetings to one and all.


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Query 1948


Ballast train... where and when?
[Added 19 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66888

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Could be the yard at Clarkston viewed across the main line, around 1960.
St Marnock's goods yard, Kilmarnock, around 1955.
Agree with AT's Clarkston suggestion - looking north towards Glasgow, I'd put the date around 1955.


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Query 1947


Platform view... where?
[Added 18 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66856

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Burnham-on-Crouch station on the Southminster branch, looking east. See photo 28336.
I think this could be Burnham-on-Crouch.


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Query 1946


Part of a large former railway goods shed... where?
[Added 15 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66844

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The road is Ousegate in Selby, just before it passes under the railway. Selby station is behind the old goods depot.
Selby, looking west along Ousegate, the station is behind the shed and the Swing Bridge is just to the right.
Agree - Selby. The buildings are part of a commercial area known as The Goods Yard with an entrance just off to the left.


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Query 1945


Loading bank near a closed station.... where is this?
[Added 13 December 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 66802

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Cambus o' May
Could be near Cambus O' May on the Deeside Way?


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Query 1943