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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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A closed station... where is this?
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Macbiehill on the Dolphinton line?
This is the remains at Longwitton on the Northumberland Central Railway - probably taken at least 20 years ago given its current state. View east from the B6342 towards Rothbury.


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Passing freight... where and when?
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Freight on the old Princes Pier line in the early 1980s(?). View looking back towards Lynedoch station.
Lynedoch station site in Greenock, looking east. The train is heading towards Clydeport Freightliner depot in the mid 80s.
Passing the site of Greenock Lynedoch station heading for the container terminal, possibly 1980's.
At first glance, this looks to me like the line down to Greenock Container Terminal at Lynedoch, say early- to mid-1980s?
Looks like the former line to Greenock Princes Pier photographed looking east from Lynedoch Street around 1985. The train will be heading for Clydeport container terminal.


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Part of a closed station... where?
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This was part of the old station at Teversal Manor, just to the west of Mansfield, Notts. It now stands alongside a public footpath.


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Trackbed by the sea... where?
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Near to Golf Club House Halt.
Not near Golf Club House Halt I'm afraid but so far I've been unable to identify the location.
I'm not sure if this is standard gauge. Difficult to get the scale from the photo. The bridge looks a bit skinny and flimsy. The curve also looks a bit savage for a real railway. Could it be some abandoned seaside narrow gauge or miniature?
Could it be the remains of the Isle of Sanday light railway ?
Possibly part of the old wartime military tramway near Portland?
I think the bridge would be a replacement like on closed railway trails. Also wondered about the structure top left. Spurn Head maybe?
Looking at the shadow cast by the railings on this side of the bridge, does it suggest somewhere further south? I had considered somewhere like Portland but am wondering if it could be even further south? I am however still looking.
I may be wrong, but I think this may be the old tramway alignment on Holy Isle in Northumberland.


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Disused platform... where?
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Looks like the old Cirencester branch platform at Kemble
Kemble station, the former Cirencester branch platform, see photo 58106.
Looks like the old branch platform at Kemble, Gloucestershire.
Could it be Kemble, showing the cut-back branch to Cirencester Town?
Kemble


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Passing a closed station... where is this?
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Greenhead station on the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, looking north towards Carlisle.


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Autumn morning... where?
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Borders Railway, near the Gore Glen bridge over the A7 ?
A wild guess, near Shawfair on the Waverley line.
Just north of Gorebridge station on the Borders Railway.
I think the train is a Tweedbank to Edinburgh service just to the south of Eskbank station, having recently crossed the A7 at Hardengreen roundabout.


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Train approaching... where and when?
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These things ran summer Saturday relief trains from Glasgow stations to various coastal resorts, including Fife during the first half of the 1960s; when steam-heating was not a issue. As for location. I haven't a clue.
New Polmadie EE Type 1s were also initially 'trialled' on Glasgow suburban passenger turns in the mid 1960s. This could be one of those
I think this is on the East Kilbride branch. The northbound train has just crossed Busby viaduct and the distant signal for Clarkston & Stamperland. 1965? One of the two morning trains for St. Enoch which were not DMUs (although these were usually steam-hauled)? Or maybe even a summer special to the coast via West Street Junction?
Agree with DS re East Kilbride - Glasgow train at Clarkston, would put date at around 1964/1965.


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Train approaching... where is this?
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About 1 mile to the east of Accrington station


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A former station building... where?
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The GWR Station at Aynho south of Banbury.
Shenton Station , Battlefield Railway
It's the building on the down side at Shenton.


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Goods train... where and when?
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Could it be part of the West Street Junction complex in the mid 1950s?
Has a feel of Seafield/South Leith about it.
Could it be part of the old Meadows Yard in the early 1950s?
I think this was taken at the old sidings to the north of Shawlands station. They were lifted in the 1950s. The main line to East Kilbride is on the left


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Passing through... where?
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Looks like Long Preston, looking north from the road bridge.
Southbound coal train passing through Long Preston station on the Settle & Carlisle line.


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View towards a former station and level crossing... where?
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Wetwang on the Malton to Driffield line, looking north.


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View from a train... where and when?
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Balado or Crook of Devon
Gilnockie station on the Langholm branch, looking south east c.1960.
This was the platform frame at Gilnockie on the Langholm branch, photograph looks 1960ish.


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Some enchanted evening... where?
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Avoncliff with a southbound service entering the station. If this the location then the canal crosses the railway on the Avoncliff aqueduct behind the train?
The wide 6' between the running lines suggests we in ex GWR broad gauge territory.I think it is Avoncliff on the Bath to Westbury line


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Passing freight... where and when?
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Could be Falkland Junction in Ayr, looking north, c1970.
Looks like the box in Falkland Yard, Ayr, and the type 4 looks newish - say 1969.


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Site of a closed station... where?
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Kielder Forest on the Border Counties Railway, closed to passengers in October 1956, and looking south towards Hexham. The station building/house is on the left, and the further building may be the Station Garage built post-closure.
Kielder on the Border Counties line - looking south platform side.


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Passing train... where and when?
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Possibly Pollokshaws at Haggs Road beside the old Vernal coal yard.
Agree with JM - passing south through the yards at Pollokshaws - probably around 1955.


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Site of a closed station in 200X... where?
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Dalbeattie on the Port Road, looking west.


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What, where and when?
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Macbrayne's turbine steamer RMS Saint Columba approaching Rothesay, probably around 1955
TS Saint Columba near Gourock (?) in the mid 1950s.
The steamer is St Columba.
RMS Saint Columba, MacBrayne's mail steamer, late 1950s.
Place not sure - perhaps off Innellan?
I think this is the St Columba in probably the mid fifties, the steamer being withdrawn after the 1958 season so later than that. I am not sure about the location but wondered if it was heading towards Rothesay with the Toward peninsula behind?
T S Saint Columba. Launched as Queen Alexandra in 1912. Sold to David MacBrayne in 1935 and from then sailed on mail service from Glasgow to Ardrishaig until withdrawal at end of 1958 season. Difficult to pinpoint location, but off Rothesay is more likely than Gourock due to background topography.


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Entrance to a former station... where?
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I wondered if this could have been taken from the opposite end of the stairway shown in image 26792 at Filey?


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A closed station... where?
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Stamford Bridge on the River Derwent in East Yorkshire, closed in the mid 1960s, looking west towards York.


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A view from a train... where and when?
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It looks similar to the south end of Carlisle station though the presence of a Pacer unit on what would be a Barrow-in-Furness service makes me think I may be wrong.
Reminds me of Longsight, Manchester?
Could it be Leeds Neville Hill depot
Could be Leeds Neville Hill, looking west, c2000.


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Info required. Scene in the yard at Stratford in 1961. Any info on unit type, deployment etc would be much appreciated. ADDITIONAL INFO NOW ADDED TO IMAGE 32093.

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Looks like it is one of the Liverpool St to Shenfield units which were first built to work on 1500V DC overhead lines but later converted to work on 25kV and given classification of AM6. This unit looks as if it has been converted since it has been numbered '018'. My ABC Winter edition of 1959/60 states that the units were given a '0' prefix when rebuilt.
Agreed. A (later) Class 306 EMU. The last was withdrawn in 1981 but 306017 is preserved as part of the National Collection.
A class 306 EMU - used for many years on the Liverpool Street - Shenfield services from their introduction in 1949. A farewell tour ran in 1981 and was photographed by Mark Dufton - see image 48405.
Preserved unit 306017 appeared at an open day at Bedford in May 1988 - see photograph by Ian Dinmore at 37922.


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Passing a closed station... where?
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I wondered if this was the remains of Gogar station on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line? The Edinburgh by-pass bridge would be off to the right and the view would be looking northeast. I can't quite recall exactly but I think there are surviving steps from the Gogar Lane overbridge down to where the platforms once were on the down side.
Eskbank & Dalkeith? The remains of a passenger shelter can still be glimpsed on the Down platform there.
I initially thought of Eskbank & Dalkeith too but the fencing on the steps there is black metal, not this style and with the removal of the old footbridge I'm not convinced it's possible to get this close to the top of the steps there.
Could it be part of the remains at the former Winchburgh station?
Remains at Tynehead?
The steps at Winchburgh go straight down and have metal railings -same style as Eskbank in fact (see image 18544) and the original steps at Tynehead have been replaced by a new Network Rail access stair (see image 51807) and the cutting is much deeper there than in this query image.
Completely foreign territory for me, but Donibristle Halt?
Kinaldie, (Blackburm) between Kintore and Pitmedden.
John Dallimore is right. Image 62093 of Kinaldie does not show the steps but it does show the same fencing on the platform as in this image.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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Additional ; Locomotive is B1 61261
Bit of a guess, but is this the Heads of Ayr branch near Alloway, with a through train to Edinburgh in summer 1963?
Would go along with the Heads of Ayr suggestion, although can't place the precise location - doubtless all much changed since the early 1960s.


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Former goods shed... where is this?
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Huntly on the GNSR main line, looking south west.
Currie?
I think this is the old goods shed at Huntly - the station is on the right behind the hay bales.
Agreed that it is Huntly.


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Former station entrance... where?
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Falkirk Camelon?
Camelon was my first thought but it was an island with one entrance. Don't know this one yet.
This is the entrance to the former Lea Road station on the west side of Preston.


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Passing train... where and when?
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Approaching Busby Junction from south, late 50’s?
Passing Kennishead, say mid fifties?


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Platform view... where and when?
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Auchterless station on the Macduff branch, looking north in the 50s.


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Train departing... where and when?
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Riddings Junction around 1959/1960. The train is northbound on the Waverley route.
Riddings Junction on the Waverley Route looking north along the mainline, taken from the island platform with the Langholm branch to the left.
Riddings Jn Down Main platform, looking north towards Hawick, late 1950s or early 1960s.
Riddings Junction on the Waverley Route, looking north east c1960.
Riddings Junction looking north, 1960.


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Closed and overgrown station... where?
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I think this is Verney Junction on the abandoned section of the Oxford to Bletchley line, which is scheduled to reopen as East West Rail.
Verney Junction on the former Oxford to Cambridge line, looking south west.
Looks like Verney Junction. I think that's the old station master's house in the background.


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Lineside view... where and when?
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I have a feeling that this could be just south of Cove Bay looking north towards the village. If it is where I am thinking off the North Sea would be below to the right.
The scene reminds me of the line between Stonehaven and Aberdeen but the bridge puts me off a bit.
Near Cove Bay on the main line - part of an old quarry. Date around 1959.


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Old coach... where and when?
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Can't help with the coach, but the shed in the background is Kyle of Lochalsh, as it was in 1959.
Location is Kyle of Lochalsh loco shed c.1960. Not so sure about the coach body, possibly ex LNWR or West Coast Joint Stock.
Kirkby Stephen in the early 1950s?


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View from a train... where and when?
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Corkerhill on the Paisley Canal line, looking east with the station beyond the bridge c. 1960.
I reckon this is an eastbound train on the Paisley Canal Line, approaching Corkerhill station, late 1950s or early 1960s, at any rate shortly after Corkerhill Railway Village was replaced by those flats visible on the other side of the road.
The train is approaching Corkerhill Road bridge eastbound, with she station beyond the bridge. Probably the 1950s - possibly the SLS Paisley & Barrhead Railtour??


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Passing train... where and when?
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Could be a Glasgow - Fife train on the Winchburgh Jn - Dalmeny Jn link, seen from the trackbed of the lifted Winchburgh Shale railway, looking north towards the Forth.
Back in 1979, I travelled quite a bit around Kings Lynn and came across two closed railways at 90 degrees to one another. One line, I think is the M&GN line from South Lynn to Gayton Road and the other track is GER from Swaffam to Kings Lynn. Mind you they could also be the M&GN line and the GER lines at Fakenham.

HTH
Reminiscent of some of the old colliery lines on the Blyth & Tyne, in the sixties possibly south of Ashington?
Between Winchburgh and Dalmeny Jcts looking north along trackbed of Niddry Castle shale line.
Niddry Castle tramlines closed 1961, look to be recently lifted in this pic.


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End of the line... where?
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Near Millerhill, the current end of the former Glencorse branch, latterly used as a headshunt for access to Monktonhall Colliery. Looking east from near the A6106 Millerhill Road.
Is it the eastern end of the sidings / run-round loop at the former Blindwells open-cast mine near Prestonpans?
I reckon this is the rump of the Edinburgh, Loanhead & Roslin Railway to the west of the former Millerhill Junction, the photo taken from or adjacent to the Shawfair diversion of the Borders Railway, circa 2014, the new line coincidentally bisecting the old line just beyond the buffers to their west.
This looks like the stub of the Roslin branch just south west of Millerhill yard.
This is the stub end of the Bilston Glen/Glencorse branch just south of Millerhill which sadly was not connected to the new Borders Railway which could have enabled through ECML to Borders Railway specials etc.
South end of Millerhill, maybe - stub end of branch to Loanhead and Roslin.
This is the buffer end at the stump of the Bilston Branch at Millerhill yard


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Steam hauled... where and when?
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A bit of a guess but could this be an East Kilbride train approaching Hairmyres? Early 60s?
Is it on the Killin branch in the early sixties?
Wemyss Bay line, single section? 1960s. A guess.
I think this may be the north end of the Heads of Ayr branch in the late 1950s, with the train heading for Alloway Junction.


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Round the bend... where is this?
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Bathgate ?
Looking west from Bathgate Depot access road
Train is on the curve west after leaving Bathgate. The fence would be the perimeter of Bathgate Golf Course.


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Passing Pendolino... where is this?
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A little South of Shap heading South, going by the skyline
From looking at Google Maps it could be the curves on the WCML to the east of the village of Milnthorpe, Cumbria.
Hincaster Junction south of Oxenholme, with the trackbed of the line to Arnside going off to the right.


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Arrival... where and when?
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Wild guess. I have no idea what the buildings looked like but I am going for the Moffat train arriving at Beattock. There appears to be a shadow of the footbridge. The date is probably early 1950s going by the ladies' antiquated dress. Loco 55260 was shedded at Beattock in the mid 1950s before wandering to Oban, Perth and other places.
Lugton station, looking north east in the late 50s.
Could be Lugton in the 1950s. The signal box would have been in the left background.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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Glasgow to Carlisle train north of Rockcliffe in the late 1950s.
Between Prestwick & Falkland Jctn. heading south c. 1959
The Jubilee has express headlamps but the consist appears to be non corridor coaches. Looks like Ayrshire in the 1950s and would hazard a guess at Troon.


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Parcels train... where and when?
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The northbound train is approaching Whitletts Road, Ayr, around 1960. Google Maps shows the school building in the background still standing.


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Steam hauled freight... where and when?
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Going on nothing more than from the Ayr direction.the presence of a 'Crab' and a rake of empty mineral wagons I reckon this is on the Ayr to Mauchline line in the vicinity of Mossblown Junction, the arn-less signal possibly the junction's distant
Tarbolton in the late 1950s.
Eastbound coal empties midway between Ayr and Annbank, near the site once occupied by Auchincruive station. Would date the picture around 1960.


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Former goods facilities... where?
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The old goods yard at Thornhill looking west across the main line in the general direction of the village.
Is it Holywood on the GSWR main line? The new semaphore added for entry to the loop which was reinstated a few years ago?
Thornhill


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Long abandoned platforms... where?
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Milton of Campsie maybe around 2012?
Wonder if this might be Milton of Campsie?


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Abandoned platform... where is this?
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The old station at Holywood looking south towards Dumfries from the level crossing.
The Old Hollywood Station looking South towards Dumfries.
Holywood on the G&SWR Main Line, looking south east towards Dumfries.
Looks like Holywood on the G&SWR main line north of Dumfries.


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Demolition work... where and when?
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The old station at Powderhall - later the home of the 'Binliner'. Probably mid 1980s?
Powderhall station on the Granton branch in Edinburgh, looking north west from Broughton Road. Taken in the late 80s when the line was being brought back into use to carry waste from Powderhall depot.
Alterations during conversion of the Powderhall incinerator to a waste transfer station c.1985.
Looks like Powderhall during conversion to handle Binliner container trains in the 1980s.


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Trackbed between two operational stations... where?
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This is in Welshpool, the trackbed of the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway between Raven Square and Welshpool. Looking east from a street called Woodside.
Could it be the original route of the Coryton branch at Heath, in Cardiff?
Could be the route between Raven Square and the main line stations in Welshpool.
Between High Wycombe and Bourne End?


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Passing through... where and when?
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Lochside station, looking north east towards Paisley in the 60s. Station probably closed at the time, it re-opened in 1966 and is know known as Lochwinnoch.
Pollockshaws West with a train of suburban stock - late 1950s or 60s.
I would suggest Lochside (formerly and later once again 'Lochwinnoch') looking towards Paisley, the train possibly a Kilmarnock-bound local from St. Enoch, say late 1950s. Hurlford had a few of the BR Standard 3MT 2-6-0s at that time, and this might be one of them (can't read the smokebox number unfortunately).
A train for Kilmarnock passing Lochside (as was) in 1957/1958.


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Double header... where?
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Looks like the Branch Line Society 'Marching Crompton Tour' near Stormy Loops on 27 August.
Near Pyle on the South Wales Main Line, looking west from the bridge carrying Waun Bant Road over the line near Stormy loops. There was a railtour with two class 33s on 27/8/18 - The Marching Crompton - this could be the train in the photo.
This is a view of WCRC 33029 & 33207 working the Branch Line Society 'Marching Crompton' tour from Crewe to Carmarthen. Was the photo taken between Crewe & Shrewsbury, possibly around Preese?


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Parcels train at speed... where and when?
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Southbound on the G&SW approaching Kirkconnel.
I think this is taken on Tabolton bank, possibly in the late 1950s.
Something about this says G&SW main line - between Cumnock and New Cumnock, maybe. Is the Clan class Pacific identifiable from the original print or negative? Date - early/mid 1960s.


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Train at the platform... where and when?
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Mosspark West on the Paisley Canal Line, looking west c1960.


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Entrance to a former goods yard, photographed in 200x... where?
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I'm sure this is Gilling in North Yorkshire, possibly taken around 2005. The old goods shed has since been converted to living accommodation.
Looks like the North Yorks station at Gilling which closed in the 1950s. This would have been taken around 2008 before the goods shed was converted - a side view of the modified version is shown in image 55079.


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Waiting for a train... where?
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Bottesford, on the Grantham to Nottingham line, looking north east towards Nottingham.
At a wild guess, somewhere between Nottingham and Grantham
Bottesford on the Nottingham - Grantham line.


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A closed station... where and when?
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Stalham in Norfolk, during the time it was in use as a council depot - probably around the mid to late 1980s. The building was later dismantled and relocated to Holt on the NNR.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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Elderslie, looking east, the bridge carries Burnbrae Road with the station beyond. c1960.
Train passing Elderslie in the early 1960s - station off picture to the left.


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Passing freight... where and when?
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From the OHLE I'd say it was somewhere on the Woodhead route in the 1970s.
The overhead line clutter looks like Guide Bridge. The gloomy weather indicates it could be 25/11/1967 when Bittern visited or 1968 around the end of steam when several railtours passed this location.
Possibly Penistone?
My first thoughts were somewhere around Crewe in the early 70s, possibly south of the station? A lot of 'heavy' OHLE was used on the early 25kV electrification schemes and the type of insulators suggest 25kV so not on the Woodhead route.
Agree with suggestion that freight is just south of Crewe station, sometime around 1970.
Southbound freight just beyond Crewe station. I'd put it around 1969 or 1970.
Appears to be Crewe, with the empty car carrier working crossing over just north of the station to access the low level lines via the surface lines running behind the west side of the station, rather than via the direct underpass, in order to proceed to what is now Basford Hall yard. Looks like what could be the former Crewe North shed site diesel stabling sidings to right centre of view
Further to my previous comment; the train appears to be made of BR carflats, so this may be a Motorail train rather than a pure freight train.
I'm now persuaded by the above comments that the train is crossing east to west approaching Crewe station from the north..... I think!


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View through a station... where?
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Winchelsea station on the Ashford to Hastings line, looking south west towards Hastings.
Its Winchelsea in East Sussex, looking south west towards Hastings from Winchelsea Lane crossing.
Winchelsea, East Sussex. On the Marshlink line between Ashford and Hastings.


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A former goods shed... where is this?
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Its in a former railway yard on the east side of Barnsley just off the A61. Its now part of a light industrial & retail area I think its now something to do with the motor trade.


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Surviving loading gauge on a closed line... where?
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Mislingford goods station which was situated between the Wickham and Droxford stations on the former LSWR Meon Valley line in Hampshire. The goods station consisted of a couple of sidings and a small goods shed. It was originally built to serve a nearby sawmill and water pumping station. The whole line closed to passengers in 1955 and the section including Mislingford to goods in 1962. It continued in use under private ownership and as part of an failed preservation scheme until the early 1970s and the track was then lifted. Most of it is now a railway path.


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Steam approaching... where and when?
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I might be wrong but could this be cardenden in the mid 50s
I think this is likely to be a Glasgow area scene in the early 1950s, still unsure exactly where.
I think that this is alongside St Rollox MPD, with the train heading for Glasgow Buchanan Street crossing the bridge over the Switchback line.
The lines to the engine shed would be off camera to the left hand side of the photo.
The line nearest the camera the up main looking east, towards Milton Junction, with the train on the down main heading towards Glasgow Buchanan Street.
The track beyond the hut would be the down through siding, which was on a single track overbridge, then the original Glasgow and Garnqueen tracks on the double track bridge on the right hand side of the image.
No electrification stickers visible on the loco, so sometime in the 1950’s
Agree with St Rollox suggestion and early 1950s. Looks to be an empty stock working into Buchanan Street.


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Train approaching... where?
[Added 10 August 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 65118

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Greenfaulds?
Looks like the approach to Greenfaulds station from the Falkirk Grahamston direction.


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Stopping train... where and when?
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Kennishead looking towards Glasgow
Going by nothing more than the curve of the track and the bridge parapet on the left, I'm going to suggest Kennishead as the location, the train Kilmarnock-bound, and the date, say late 1950s or very early 1960s.
I think this is Kennishead on the GB&K in the late 40s/early 50s.
This is Kennishead around 1955, the signal box is out of shot to the right. A southbound train is passing through, probably a semi-fast for Kilmarnock.
Looking north through Kennishead station - mid 1950s?


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Station approach... where?
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Fairly sure this is the station at Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Vauxhall, going by the cars!
Beverley?


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A closed station... where?
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Corpusty on the Midland & Great Northern Joint line from Melton Constable to Yarmouth, looking north west towards Melton.


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Disused railway viaduct... where?
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Could be the Larpool Viaduct at Whitby.
I think this is the former Whitby and Scarborough line, where it crosses the Esk Valley line between Ruswarp and Whitby.
Part of Larpool Viaduct on the Yorkshire coast, just south of the former Whitby West Cliff station


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Steam hauled freight... where and when?
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Looks like Brownhill Junction in the mid 1950s with an up freight passing.
Brownhll Junction - southbound train, mid to late 1950s.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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Johnstone High, looking west in the late 50s.
Is it the east end of Johnstone station in the late 1950?


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Old platform... where?
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Northallerton, on the east side of the ECML, looking north east.
Looks very much like the up side engineers siding at the north end of Northallerton Station
The north east sidings at Northallerton on the ECML.
On the east side of Northallerton station at the north end?


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Closing the crossing gates... where and when?
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First impression is the Banff branch or possibly the Macduff.
I think this picture was taken in the late 70's/early 80's. The line has been singled and is much reduced in status and looking at the telegraph poles it could have been a main line. Could it be somewhere between Stanley Junction and Forfar? A bit of a long shot .
Agree with the above, and given the steep rise up to the rail level, I'm fairly sure it is Kirkinch, between Ardler and Alyth junctions, looking east.
Agree with CB - I think this is Kirkinch level crossing near Eassie around 1970.
Kirkinch Crossing, east of Alyth Junction on the Strathmore line, looking east in the early 70s.


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Steam hauled special... where and when?
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The branch to Bonybridge( Canal) from Greenhill Jct ? Late 60's excursion
I agree with the Bonnybridge location. However, I think this is one of Maude's sojourns on the main line in the early 1980s, following the restoration for Rainhill. The rail-blue and grey coaches suggest this.
Could it be approaching Bridge of Dun from the Brechin branch? Real brain-teaser: there appears to be a large signal box in the distance, some Steven's type lower-quadrant signals in the middle distance, and to top it all the train appears to be running wrong road (or perhaps on parallel single lines). The coaches look like ex-LMS so perhaps 'blood & custard' rather than blue and white so 1950s to early 1960s perhaps??
The configuration appears to be that of the SLS tour of 1st September 1951, some pictures of which appear on the site. I think this is the special on the curve after passing west through Cart Junction on the leg to Kilbarchan - beyond the location shown in image 56603.
Correction - I should have said approaching the junction - the signal box for which appears in the background!
I agree with Jim - perhaps the train is being propelled? Have looked at various photos of Cart Jcn and there are two signalling diagrams available on www.signalbox.org.
I wasn't too happy with my Bridge of Dun suggestion as the surroundings seemed too built-up and on second thoughts the Brechin branch was single track!


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A former station... where?
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The old station at Whitby West Cliff, looking north through the site of the platforms.
Whitby West Cliff, looking north west.
The former West Cliff station at Whitby on the Yorkshire Coast line, now converted to residential accommodation. View is north along the line of the trackbed.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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South of Stewarton heading for Kilmarnock in mid 1950s
Could be the section between Stewarton and Kilmarnock - probably taken during the early part of the 1950s?


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Platform entrance... where?
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Dalwhinnie.
I think it's the station building at Dalwhinnie.


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View towards a junction in the 1990s... where is this?
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This looks like Mid Calder Junction. The OHLE was extended onto the Shotts Line (on the left) a short distance in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
Looking east towards Monktonhall Junction from trackbed of the Lothian Lines with the ECML on the left.
Monktonhall Junction, with the connection to Millerhill Yard on the right and the ECML on the left.
Monktonhall looking towards Inveresk from the grounds of Queen Margaret University. Land in the foreground would be site of the old freight lines towards Niddrie.
I suggest it is at former Wanton Walls Jn between Musselburgh Station and Monktonhall Jn on ECML
Looking south east towards Monktonhall Junction with the ECML on the left and the chord to Millerhill on the right.


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Behind the platform shelter... where?
[Added 18 July 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 64852

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Freshford, see 63061.


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Scene in the 1970s... where?
[Added 17 July 2018]

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Leith Walk East goods yard behind the sheds on the right, with Granton line in foreground. Looking east towards Easter Road overbridge, beyond which is Easter Road Junction. A Bill Roberton pic, perhaps?
Leith Walk East goods station, looking east. The bridge on the left carries Easter Road over the railway and Easter Road station is beyond. The buildings in the centre of the photo can be seen in photo 24397 looking in the opposite direction.
The old Leith Walk East goods depot, looking towards Easter Road Junction.
I have a suspicion that these biuldings are on the approach to Edinburgh Princess street images 31813 and 29568 on this site, so the bridge would currently be on the junction of western approach and grove st, and the bouldings to the right would be those in upper grove place, (tried matching the chimney puts ..... its doesnt work)
I think this is an eastward view towards the former Easter Road Station from a point between Leith Walk and Easter Road on the Edinburgh, Leith & Granton Deviation line.
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A closed station... where is this?
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Looks a bit like Meeth at the southern end of the traffic free section of the Tarka Trail in North Devon.
Auchenheath
Meeth, looking south east towards Halwill Junction, see photo 19853.
The old station at Meeth, North Devon, looking south.


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Closed station, photographed in the mid 1970s... where is this?
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Ballinluig, looking west.
I think this is the former station at Ballinluig.


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A view from a bridge... where is this?
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Everything about this says Wales to me - not got any further as yet however.
Going with the Wales suggestion could this be the approach to Rhymney looking south with the former line going into the old ironworks; later a steel stockholders if I recall correctly from c2012.
Pinwherry?
Have established this is the site of the old station at Bedlinog (closed 1964) looking north west from the bridge carrying High Street.


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Passing train... where and when?
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Possibly taken on Neilston Bank in the 1950s?


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Work in progress... where and when?
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North end of Aviemore when the bay platform and siding next to it were removed. Now trying to remember when this happened and the shops appeared to replace it, 1973 or possibly 1974?
Isn't that the bracket signal at the north end of Aviemore station? If so we're looking across to the Strathspey Railway from the west side of the main running lines, the sidings this side lifted. No idea what the work in progress is, but date is.possibly late 1970s into the 1980s?
Looks like Aviemore - probably around 1978 or 1979?


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TransPennine 185... where?
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Thirsk on the East Coast Main Line, looking north west.
The 185 looks to be exiting Thirsk down platform heading north to Middlesbrough
Thirsk
Just leaving Thirsk?
I think this could be the view from the road bridge at Thirsk station looking north towards Northallerton with the ECML fast lines to the right.


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Passing freight... where?
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Eastbound freight passing through Winchester.
Looks like a northbound train at Winchester, Hampshire.
Definitely Winchester.


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Soon to depart... from where?
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Worcester Shrub Hill, looking south.
Possibly Worcester Shrub Hill?


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Railway through the countryside - where is this?
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From the topography I would say it's on the Windermere branch, but can't yet identify the precise location.
I was thinking this could be the site of Kingswood Crossing (note the wider formation) on the Hignland main line looking north towardfs Dunkeld.
Would agree with JP - I think this is east of Windermere looking back towards the town.


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Turn left... where is this?
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Northallerton looking south west from the north side of the Leeds Northern line. View possibly taken close to the new pub/restaurant sited opposite the former Northallerton Town Station. See image 41017 for a similar view taken from the J Sainsbury store car park on the south side of the line.
Could be the northern approach to Northallerton on the Teesside line?
Northallerton East Junction. The train is taking the route to the ECML and Northallerton Station.


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Train of tanks... where?
[Added 28 June 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 64653

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Given the plethora of undergrowth and the works ongoing to left of shot, I think this is the Waterloo branch near Kittybrewster.
Looks like one of the China Clay trains on the Aberdeen Waterloo branch.
North end of the Waterloo branch in Aberdeen?
This looks like the Waterloo branch somewhere near Kittybrewster.


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'Push off'... where is this?
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Looking west at Glaisdale?
Glaisdale on the Whitby line, looking north-west.
View west along the Esk Valley Line from the platform at Glaisdale.


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Passing train... where is this?
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The F&F catenary suggests a newly electrified line. I think this is looking north at Mythop Rd, Weeton (behind the photographer) with the Pendolino heading to Blackpool North
This is difficult. OHL equipment looks brand new but a Pendolino has to be close to the WCML. OHL code letters difficult to make out. In other words I've no idea!
The new electrification masts combined with the traction suggest Preston - Blackpool. This is from Mythop Rd NW towards Poulton-le-Fylde


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Platform view through a former station... where?
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North-eastward at Dollar on the Devon Valley line.
Dollar, looking south-east towards Kinross.
Dollar,
Dollar?
Dollar?
Dollar, looking east towards Rumbling Bridge and Kinross Jn.


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Steam hauled freight... where and when?
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Troon (Old), looking north in the early 60s.
Looks like the original Troon station - probably a Gladgow - Stranraer freight heading south. Say late 1950s?


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Passing train... where and when?
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Just to the north of Muir of Ord station?
Perhaps somewhere about Plean Jn. looking north towards the Ochil Hills.
Shot on the E&G to the east of Bishopbriggs, taken around 2010?
Might be the Glasgow - Cumbernauld line between Stepps and Gartcosh.


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Former goods shed in use as a storage facility... where?
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This is the former NER design goods shed at Brotton on the Cleveland Railway, later North Eastern railway line between Redcar and Whitby. The station closed to passengers in 1960 and to goods around 10 years later. The line through the station is still open for goods traffic principally for the Boulby potash mine.
Its the old good shed at Brotton
It's the old goods shed at Brotton, North Yorks, on what is now the branch from Saltburn West Junction to Boulby Mine. I think the building is used by the adjacent tyre and exhaust centre.


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Branch remains... where?
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Looks like the remains at Blindwells to the east of Prestonpans. ECML to the left.
Ravenstruther, near Carstairs?
Blindwells, just east of Presonpans ?
Could this be part of the Kilbarchan Loop at Lochwinnoch?
Blindwells opencast
Blindwells
Looks like the former Meadowmill Opencast branch just east of Prestonpans on the ECML.


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A closed station... where?
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Bunchrew, looking west, see photo 6089.
Its the station building at Bunchrew, west of Inverness, looking
towards the level crossing just off picture to the left...
Bunchrew, west of Inverness on the Dingwall line.


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Photograph taken at Whiting Bay in 1955... can anyone identify the vessel?
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TS Duchess of Hamilton??
Looks like a paddle steamer - can't tell which!
I'd go for TS Duchess of Montrose - based on the detail specifics such as, portholes, masts etc.
Agree with Duchess of Montrose.
Definitely the Montrose.
Agree this is TS Duchess of Montrose probably on one of it's regular sailings from Gourock to Brodick and Whiting Bay in Arran which it did 4days a week in the 1950,s.
Stii backing DofH ... see https://www.flickr.com/photos/hughspicer/24161320693/in/pool-767508@N21/


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View through a window in the 1990s... where is this?
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Possibly part of the railway serving the potash mine at Boulby in North Yorkshire?


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A former station... where?
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This one reminds me of Middleton-in-Teesdale, but I have not been there in thirty years. The architecture is certainly in keeping with the Stainmore line.
The old Stainmore line station at Barras?
It's Robin Hood's Bay on the old Whitby to Scarborough line. I believe the building is now a holiday home conversion.
looks very much like Robin Hoods Bay


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Steam and speed... where and when?
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Fairly sure this is Paisley West in the mid to late 1950s, with the train heading for Glasgow.
Corsebar Junction in Paisley, looking south west. This photo is already on the website as photo 57814.


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View from the deck of TS 'Queen Mary II' in September 1955.. can anyone help in identifying the location?
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Tighnabruaich Pier in kyles of Bute.
This would appear to be a view taken whilst approaching Lochranza Pier on Arran from the east.
Can't argue with Tighnabruaich, possibly in the mid 1950s?


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Platform view in 200X... where?
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Goring & Streatley, on the GWR main line, looking north.


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Passing by... where?
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Shortly after passing Carmuirs West signal box around 1995?
I would suggest north of the green bridge at Dunblane
The date is after 2004 as it is one of the batch of 170s which were supplied in SPT livery with a green stripe from that date.
Could be a late spring/early summer view south from the road bridge over the curve through Cowie between Stirling and Larbert, say around 2010.
No idea of location, other than wonder if it is the site of a former junction with a line formally going straight ahead, such as the former direct line to Perth via Kinross at Lumphinnans by Cowdenbeath?


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Former goods shed, now in use as a retail bedding and carpet outlet... where?
[Added 28 May 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 64243

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Sturminster Newton and if I remember correctly the shop now occupying the nearest building was selling carpets & beds when I visited in 2014.


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Steam hauled freight... where and when?
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Auchinleck, looking west. The train is taking the line to Cronberry, c1960.
Auchinleck in the early 1960s. The 'Crab' looks to be shunting / marshalling a train in the yard.


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A view from a bridge... where?
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mauchline?
Southern approach to Stirling?
Carlisle, looking east from the bridge carrying Eastern Way over the Carlisle to Newcastle line.


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Nicely refurbished and re-roofed goods shed seen from the platform... where?
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Obviously on the Settle and Carlisle, going by the MR fencing. Not Kirkby Stephen, which had an office protruding from one end.
As it seems restored wondered about Butterley or Peak Rail but can't find evidence on Google Earth.
This looks like the shed on the south side of the line at Marske. I think it was once owned by a mini-bus company.


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Steam and speed... where and when?
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Southbound through the old Troon station in the mid to late 1950s. Probably a Glasgow to Stranraer train.
Monkton?
Based on nothing more than the flat ground (golf course?) and the wall, I reckon this could be somewhere between Barassie and Irvine, the train possibly a St. Enoch to Stranraer service, say late 19950s or early 1960s.


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Looking along platform 3... where?
[Added 18 May 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 64094

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Dumbarton central
Newton Abbot station, looking south.
This is Aviemore Station on the Highland Main Line
Newton Abbot station.


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Disused station... where?
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Somewhere near Kielder
It has the look of Gatehouse of Fleet
I think this is Gatehouse of Fleet on the old Port Road.


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Coastal scene... where?
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Between Brora and Helmsdale. Don't know exact location.
Wild guess - Between Dovey Junction and Aberystwyth
Looks like it could be between Brora & Helmsdale.
I'd narrow it down to Kintradwell Links north of Brora.


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A former station... where?
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Nisbet on the Jedburgh branch, looking south west, see photo 9688.
Could be Nisbet on the Jedburgh branch - looking south.
Looks like the old station at Nisbet on the branch between Roxburgh and Jedburgh - probaly taken fairly recently.


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Platform view into the sun in the 1980s... where?
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Crewkerne, looking east ?
Crewkerne on the L&SWR Waterloo to Exeter line, looking east in the late 80s.
Looking east along the platform at Crewkerne?


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Passing train... where and when?
[Added 12 May 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 64035

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Mosspark?
Agreed, Mosspark West, as was?
View east. If I recall right, the platforms were staggered.
Yes, Mosspark West - judging by the layout and the locomotive the photograph would probably have been taken in the mid 1950s.


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Road approach to a former station... where?
[Added 11 May 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 64010

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Looks like Snainton in North Yorkshire to the east of Pickering.
Looks like Snainton on the closed line between Pickering and Scarborough.


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A footbridge too far... where is this?
[Added 8 May 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 63992

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Could this be the footbridge at Hove station ?
I think this is Burntisland in Fife.
It's the footbridge at Exeter Central looking north.


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Old trackbed... where is this?
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Has a kind of west highland feel to it.
Killin branch maybe?
Agree with JC re general area - feeling it could be the trackbed just east of Killin Junction?


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Bridges... where?
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Branksomw:Poole
Branksome, Dorset.


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Passing train... where?
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This looks like the section between Grange-over-Sands and Arnside.


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A former station... where?
[Added 1 May 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 63879

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Looks like Glassel on the Royal Deeside line - extended several times
Kirkbank on the Jedburgh line perhaps?


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Surviving platform face... where is this?
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Stratford upon Avon Old Town station
Stratford-upon-Avon Old Town station, looking towards the river.
Yes, as above this is Seven Meadows Road which is built on the formation through Stratford upon Avon Old Town station that closed to passengers in 1952 and to all traffic in 1965. On the opposite side of the road to the platform edge a buffer stop and short length of track either remain or have been put there as a reminder of what once was.


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End of the line... where?
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Could this be a section of the now disconnected former Poulton Le Fylde to Fleetwood line, which is now under the control of the Poulton & Wyre Railway Society, looking south from the A585 Amounderness Way?
Agree with DP - location is near site of Burn Naze station.


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Looking over a former station... where?
[Added 27 April 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 63800

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Cynonville again? It looks very like photo 63664.
Cynonville with the structure on the platform on the right used for barbeques!


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A former goods yard, in use as a NR access point at the time... where?
[Added 25 April 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 63782

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East Linton on the ECML, looking east.
East Linton?
First thought is East Linton


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A 'Railfreight' class 47 on a level crossing in the early 1990s... where?
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One of the crossings between Bedale and Leyburn: - Finghall or Crakehall?


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A closed station... where?
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Haxby on the Scarborough line to the north east of York, looking west from the level crossing.
This looks like Haxby on the York to Malton line.
Haxby on the York to Scarborough line. See image 21830
Haxby


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Looking towards a disused station... where?
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Newhaven Station, North Edinburgh, Caledonian Leith Lines. Looking East under Craighall Road. Freight lines ran to the left under a second span.
Newhaven station in Edinburgh, looking east.
Looks like Newhaven on the former Caledonian Leith North branch - looking east towards the terminus.
Newhaven, CR Leith branch ?


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Passing tanks... where?
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Dalston station on Cumbrian Coast line with Colas 60 heading north from Dalston fuel terminal.
Dalston on the Maryport & Carlisle, looking west.
Is it Dalston station in Cumbria?
The 'Dalston Tanks' tanks at Dalston, Cumbria.
I think this Dalston in Cumbria with the empty tanks heading back to Grangemouth?
I wonder if it might be Dalston (Cumbria) with a train from the nearby oil depot?
Dalston Station on the Cumbrian Coast Line. The tanks will be loaded and going to the Scottish Fuels depot just south of the station.


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Looking towards a former station... where?
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I think it's the old station at Cynonville in the Afan Valley.


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Disused station... where?
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Mealsgate station, on the Maryport & Carlisle branch from Aspatria, looking east.


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Signal box interior - early 1980s... where?
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Aberdeen South?
Appears to be Aberdeen South with its 150 lever frame before start of rationalisation of the mechanical signalling given the number of working levers still evident. Box closed 9 Aug 81.
Cannot give an answer as to location, but there appears to be a barrel roofed train shed end visible thro' the far windows.
Kings Cross, St. Enoch, & Princes Street, would therefore spring to mind as possible candidates needing a large lever frame.


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A canopy that's seen better days... where is this?
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Arundel, looking north-east.
Looking north at Arundel station, West Sussex, with the A27 crossing the formation in the background.


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Black 5 passing... where and when?
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Gut feeling is a northbound Carlisle to Glasgow service taking the Kilmarnock line just north of Mauchline station, the tracks in the foreground being those to Annbank and Ayr, say early 1960s.
The train is heading north from Mauchline towards Glasgow on the GSWR. Probably taken in the late 1950s?
Could it be a Kilmarnock/Glasgow via Dalry train approaching the junction with the Ayr/Largs line at Dalry?
Train on Down Main heading North just after passing Mauchline. Lines to Annbank Jn in foreground. Date around 1963.


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Station House - but no station. Where is this? NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 63555

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West Auckland I believe, looking towards the level crossing and west to Barnard Castle. The original line from Shildon over the Brusselton incline came in from behind the photographer on the left hand side and the line from Bishop Auckland from the right hand side.
how can I get copies of the photos of Aberfoyle Scotland that you have on you web site, as they would be useful in a book of Aberfoyle that I am writing


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Just passing... where?
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Borders Railway, near Falahill
Passing Falahill village southbound on the Borders line, heading for the diveunder below the A7.
It looks like Falahill summit.


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Station approach... where is this?
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It's Bingham, Notts, served by trains on the Nottingham - Skegness line..


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Edinburgh bound HST in the early 1990s... where is this?
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Somewhere about Cramlington?
Possibly the Gyle a few years before the shopping centre and car parks took over? Train would be heading south, say 1990.
Would agree with JP - train is approaching South Gyle staion, possibly 1988/1989.


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Platform view... where?
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Battersby on the Middlesbrough to Whitby line, looking north-east.
Battersby - looking out towards the junction of the Middlesbrough and Whitby lines, with the North Yorkshire Moors in the top left background.
Battersby Junction, but it's interesting how the three large windows in the building opposite have had their shape changed from an almost flat arch to a semi-circular arch within the last 30 years or so.


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Passing train... where and when?
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Could be Elderslie station in the background, taken in the mid to late 1950s.


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A couple of hours outside Johannesburg on the Premiere Classe train in November 2005, I stuck my head out the window and saw the electric hauled freight approaching. Can anyone tell me where this is? KS NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 63427

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Approaching Potchefstroom - around 5km to the north east of the town.


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Refurbished early 20th century railway building.. where is this?
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The building is in Inverurie, in Harlaw Road. It was once the Drawing Office of the GNSR works.
Inverurie. The former GNSR loco works offices.
Looks like the refurbished GNSR offices on Harlaw Road, Inverurie, refurbished in the last year or so. The main works stood in the background. Taken fairly recently.


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Signal remains... where?
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This looks familiar. I think it is in the pass of Leny, north of Callander.
How about just east of Oakley on the Stirling - Dunfermline line? Last time I walked there the shallow cutting to the east of Oakley looked rather like this and if memory serves there were home signals on each line in the cutting including a home junction signal for the Comrie branch on the down line. However, I think this is the up line. Quite possibly way off track though ...
As a follow up, and remembering more clearly, the home semaphores at Oakley were pole variety not lattice post like this one and the distants were colour light so probably not Oakley.
Is this another of Ken Strachan's views taken along the Rodwell trail at Weymouth / Portland Bill? There is a pulley attached to the support which could have been used in possibly hauling wagons from the stone quarries in the area.
Is it the trackbed alongside Loch Lubnaig?


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Hold up... where and when?
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Railtour (the Buchan Belle?) approaching Kinnaber Jn from the by then singled remains of the Strathmore route? The road ahead certainly looks like a singled main line. Other photos of the Buchan Belle on Railscot are in B&W so this might be a later tour around time of closure of the line to Bridge of Dun and Brechin. Just a guess which may well be way off track!
Waiting for the road north on the ex CR route at Kinnaber Jct. Wouldn't have happened during the 'race to the north' days :)
Still working on the date.
A bit of a search of the web and with a little help from 6 Bells Junction, could this be the 'Last Train to Brechin' railtour on 2nd May 1981? To add to my earlier answer is the train stopped at Kinnaber Jcts outer home signal near Hillside?
'Last Train to Brechin' railtour of 2 May 1981 stopped at Kinnaber Junction.


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Deltic... where and when?
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In or near Northallerton?
Level crossing on Ladysneuk Rd, Causewayhead on the Stirling to Alloa line.
Special along the just re-opened Alloa line, possibly at Ladysneuk Road LC in Causewayhead?
On the NYMR between Grosmont and Whitby?
Is it 55022 at Cambuskenneth level crossing on the reopening of the Stirling to Alloa passenger service?
Could this be at the Causewayhead crossing on the Alloa route on 15th May 2008 opening celebrations. A Deltic visited that day. There is a new housing development next to the crossing and it is single track. See image 19042
I think this is Ladysneuk Level crossing at Causewayhead with an eastbound special train for the reopening of the railway from Stirling to Alloa and Kincardine in 2008.


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Old goods shed... where?
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Shildon, looking west, the station is to the right. Now part of the NRM's 'Locomotion' outstation.
Shildon?
The old goods shed within the museum at Shildon?
Shildon


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Train at the platform... where and when?
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Could be the southbound platform at Glengarnock in the 1950s.
Glengarnock, looking north-east towards Paisley in the mid 50s. See photo 62357.
Early to mid fifties on the G&SW south of Kilmarnock. Hurlford maybe?


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Station approach... where?
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This is the new station completed by Network SouthEast at Weymouth. I have a similar image which I can send you to confirm. I was the Advertising Account Executive at Central Advertising Services South (based Waterloo) looking after the South Western Division of NSE at its opening on 3rd July 1986.
The modern day station at Weymouth - taken not long ago.
The modern station at Weymouth.


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Site of a former station... where?
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I see this has dropped into 'Long Term' John - should we just release it now with the caption? M


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View through a former station... where is this?
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I think that's Craigleith on the Caledonian Railway Granton Branch.
Is this the path along the former Dunfermline Upper to Alloa line trackbed?
I am looking at a photo of Craigleith and the platforms curve the other way, I wonder if this isn't part of the Monsal Trail in Derbyshire ?
Rodwell station on the Weymouth to Portland line, looking north.
Rosslyn Castle station, on the line to Penicuik.?
Definitley not Craigleith there's no overbridge to the Esso ( holiday inn)hotel
It is the former Rodwell station and the footpath through it is part of the Rodwell Trail. As can just about be seen there is a reproduction totem sign on the platform.


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View through a station... where?
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Swineshead station, Lincolnshire - looking towards Boston.
Swineshead


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View from a former station... where?
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I think this is Langley (behind the photographer) on the Allendalle branch; view is eastwards towards Hexham. The bridge in the distance (without parapets) carried flues from a lead smelter to the left, to chimneys further up the hill. Evidence of these structures still existed either side of the bridge when I visited in 2006.
Could it be the old South Tyne station at Langley - this would be the view north from the end of the platform. Probably taken in the last year or so.


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End of the road in 1998... where?
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Could be the stub of the C & O line at Dunblane, looking south.
Just a wild guess - Coryton branch in Cardiff
I wonder if this is the west end of the turnback siding at Dunblane on the short stub of the C&O line towards Doune?
Is this the turnback stub on the former Callander route north of Dunblane?


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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I think the train is leaving Dumfries for the south - some time around 1955?
A foreigner on Cambrian/GWR metals? Looks like GWR coaching stock and a GWR disc signal, can't make out any numbering on the loco, nor am I sure of the age of the container wagons, but I would guess late 1940s or early 1950s. From the terrain in the background, could it be departing from Oswestry towards Whitchurch? Fringes of the GWR network may also explain the LMS motive power.
Suggest Dumfries with Jubilee hauled express on Up Main heading south over the connection to engine shed and with the goods yard in the background. Date going by the still extant ground disc signal is before 26th April 1957 when Dumfries was resignalled with colour lights.


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One time station concourse.... where?
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This looks like the remains of Filey Holiday Camp station.
Agree with Filey Camp - looking out along platform 4 and the engine release road on the north side of the station.


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Surviving supports... of which railway bridge?
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solway firth bridge
Could it be on the Yorkshire Coast line north of Whitby?
Was also going to say the Solway viaduct, but looking at other pictures of it the design of the supports is different and the Solway viaduct approach embankments are made of blocks of red sandstone and not whitish round boulders so probably somewhere else.
It looks like chalk is the bedrock so if it were anywhere in the Yorkshire it would need to be between Bridlington or Scarborough.
I think this has to be one of the closed coastal routes somewhere along the south coast of England.
Could be the remains of the Fleet Viaduct on the Weymouth to Portland line Dorset, looking east.
Jim Petrie got me thinking - could this be the remains of Fleet Viaduct between Weymouth and the Isle of Portland ?
A bit difficult to pin down but I think the remains of the Sandsend Viaduct or the Newholm Beck Viaduct on the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesborough Union Railway are possible.
Remains of the old Ferry Bridge on the Portland branch.


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Steam hauled service... where and when?
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At first glance, I'm going to hazard a guess at an Ayr-bound commuter train approaching Monkton from the Lochgreen Junction/Troon direction, early 1960s.
Suggest Monkton looking north towards site of Monkton Station which sat beyond the bridge in background. The Fairburn tank is hauling an impressive load which going by the Class 1 headlamp code could be an excursion or race special to Ayr. Date around 1959 and certainly before Monkton Stn SB closed in 1962 as witnessed by the still extant signals being passed by the train..


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Late call... where is this?
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Freshford station on the Westbury to Bath line, looking north-west, see photo 63033.


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A closed station... where?
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Somewhere in East Anglia? Still checking,
It's the old Smeeth Road station, near Wisbech, closed in 1968.


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Freight approaching... where?
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On the branch from Buxton to Hindlow in the Peak District. The train is about to pass under Staden Lane on the outskirts of Buxton, looking north-west.
Wild Guesses. Machen Quarry Branch or more possibly the Baglan Bay line.
66605 and the white hopper wagons suggest an aggregates train in the Peak District, and I think this is Staden Lane on the Downlow branch from Buxton.
Train is leaving Buxton on the Hindlow branch.


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Double headed freight... where?
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Quintinshill possibly?
It is possibly Stafford Castle on the hill above second engine. If that's the case, will be a couple of miles north of Stafford, after going under the M6.
Approaching Tamworth on the WCML?
Is the view taken just south of Lichfield, with the A38 Lichfield by-pass in the distance, and the Freightliner heading south?
Grendon Bridge, south of Polesworth.


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Trackbed and remains of wooden platform face... where?
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Balado?
Possibly Abbotsford Ferry?
I think this is the remains of the old Aberfeldy branch platform at Ballinluig..
This is Jedfoot looking north, with the river just off to the left and the car parking area alongside the A698 to the right.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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Possibly Mayfield Junction on the Darvel branch between Barleith and Galston, looking south-west c1960.
To me it looks like Barrhead Sth Jn with photographer standing on connection to Barrhead Central. The underbridge looks remarkably like image 54366. Shanks factory in background. Going by the Caley route indicator if my memory serves me right is a St Enoch to Kilmarnock service with quite a motley collection of stock behind one of Hurlford shed dolled up 2Ps possibly 40644. Date c1959.
This train is passing Barrhead Junction with the remaining track of the Barrhead Central branch in the immediate foreground where the photographer is standing. This photo oeiginally appeared in the Railway Magazine during 1958.


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A former station... where?
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Joppa on the ECML, looking south, see photo 14178.
Joppa Station, in Edinburgh on the East Coast Mainline
Joppa.
Joppa
I think that's Joppa Station, looking southwards towards the railway.


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Preparing to depart... where and when?
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Edinburgh Waverley, the west end of platform 21 (as was) c.1960.
Edinburgh Waverley West End of Platform 21 Gresley A3 possibly 60100 Spearmint. Guess in the early 1960s as the Staircase giving access to/from Waverley bridge is still in situ
Dundee 1962
Looks like Edinburgh Waverley 'Sub' Platform 21 (now 8?) looking west, c.1963-65.
Given it's an aged A3 using the 'sub' platform at Waverley would suggest it's a railtour. The only one I can find that fits is the 1965 'LNER Pacific' tour hauled by 60052 'Prince Palatine'.
Not sure at all but I shall try Dundee Tay Bridge at the Dock Street Tunnel end, although I don't know where the two tracks on the Down side become one. The cab stripe would make it 1964 or early 1965.
The Suburban Platform at Edinburgh Waverley
Dundee Tay Bridge some time after steam was banned on the WCML.
After much deliberation, I think the Dundee option is more likely. I think the ironwork on the left of the loco is too close to the track to be Edinburgh. 60052 was the loco most likely to be as clean as this and, for the likely date, I would agree with Jim Petrie as 4 September 1965.
I thought Dundee initially, but then found image 32027 showing the same tour at Dundee station, where the loco stopped beyond the canopy to take on water. Also the Dundee canopy is a different design and the line is also on a curve to the left.
Agree on old platform 21 @ Waverley. However I'm fairly sure its not 60052 on her last outing as my recollection is of that train leaving from the main station.


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Location incorrect


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Steam on shed... where and when?
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I think this is Rothbury
I think it might be Alloa...but not sure?
Is it the old shed at Montrose?
Seafield perhaps?
I would guess that's round the back of Montrose Shed. There are many photos of Class J37s working from Montrose towards the end of the steam era.
Seafield. Looks rather run down, Possibly early 60s just prior to closure.
Seafield around 1960. Main shed building also appears from a different angle in image 27652


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Station House... where?
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Falstone on the Border Counties Line, looking south-east, see photo 43750.
Looks like the entrance to the station house at Falstone on the Border Counties line .


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Diesel multiple unit... where?
[Added 10 February 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 62824

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Littleborough
Could be Littleborough on the Manchester & Leeds route?


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Steam hauled freight... where and when?
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Off the cuff suggestion at first glance is Bervie/Inverbervie, say early 1960s?
Could be Inverbervie on 22nd February 1964.
Could be Inverbervie in the 1960s.
J38 at Leslie, mid-1960s?
Inverbervie early 1960's


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Steam in action... where and when?
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Cathcart in 1960's viewed from the Neilston branch
Suggest Irvine Jct with train heading towards Ayr. Photographer standing on the Up Branch towards Kilmarnock with Up Loop to his right and connections to Nos 1 and 2 Down Loops to left. Roof of Irvine Jct SB above rear of train. The wagons in background look like they are sitting in what was known as Walker's Sdg. Date around 1959.
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Steam hauled passenger... where and when?
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Looking north at Portlethen around 1960.
Portlethen station, looking towards Aberdeen in the mid 60s.
I think this is on the Aberdeen Railway, probably at Portlethen Station during the early-to-mid 1950s.
Somewhere on the Strathmore route say 1964-65. Still checking.


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Class 317 at the platform... where and when?
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Ayr station, looking north. Possibly taken on 30/10/83 when the electrification of the Ayr line was announced. As the class 318s built for the line were similar to the 317s, I assume this unit was borrowed from the Bed-Pan line as a public exhibit. It has definitely got there before the wires.
Is this at Ayr on display prior to electrification with Scotrail borrowing a Class 317/2 from the GN electrification (even though Luton is displayed)? 317s were I think built between 1985 and 1986
I think this is one of the exhibits at Ayr open day in 1983.
This has to be posed at one of those staged open days or promotional events prior to the introduction of a new service because there's no OHLE above the Class 317 EMU ! No idea where, but as part of the Bed-Pan electrification in the 1980s?


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A view from a train... where and when?
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Heading down the branch to Folkestone Harbour in the 1980s?


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Light engine movement... where is this?
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The lie of the land suggests the WCML between, say, Preston and Lancaster
I thought this might be the WCML near Scorton but I don't recognise that bridge though it looks very new.
I think this could be the ECML in Lincolnshire, at the point where it crosses the Skegness line - looking north east.


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A gloomy afternoon... where and when?
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This looks like DC overheads and the back of an LNER tender. It would appear to be Bittern on The Mancunian on 25 November 1967. The location is probably Guide Bridge. Apparently it was hauled tender first to Stockport.
Guide Bridge in the east end of Manchester, looking east from the end of the platform, Ashton Junction signal box on the right. Taken in the late 50s.
I think this is a location on the Woodhead Route, and I'm going to hazard a guess that it's an eastward view at Guide Bridge, probably in the late 1950s.
Ashton Junction (Guide Bridge), 1960s?
'The Mancunian' railtour at Guide Bridge in November 1967. View east from the platforms with 60019 Bittern about to run back into the station tender first before setting off for Stockport (see 27780).
Thought it might be around Penistone or Wath judging by the overhead style. Early 60s?
I think that this is at the east end of Guide Bridge station.


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Former station... where is this?
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Plowden on the Bishop's Castle Railway, looking north.


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Steam special... what, where and when?
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The west end of Manchester Victoria station. The train is attracting a great deal of attention, it could well be the '15 Guinea Special' on 11/8/68 with 45110 about to leave for Liverpool.
A special at Manchester Victoria in the 1960s - possibly the 15 guinea finale?


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Passing through a junction... where?
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Bo-Peep Junction, looking east towards Hastings, taken from the platform at West St. Leonards station.
Bopeep Junction and signal box, with a train on the Hastings - Brighton line passing by. Looking from West St Leonards station.
Looks like the junction of the coast line, and the line coming down from Tonbridge via Tunbridge Wells, at St.Leonards, viewed from the west station on the Tonbridge line; with an ex TransPennine Express Class 170/3 2 car unit heading from Ashford, via Hastings, towards Eastbourne & Brighton.
Bopeep Jct. seen from West St. Leonards station, looking east towards Bopeep Tunnel. Train approaching from Hastings, a few miles down the line.


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A former station... where?
[Added 23 January 2018] NOW RESOLVED - REF QUERY 62639

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Looks like the old station at Ford Bridge alongside the A49 midway between Ludlow and Hereford.
Agree with EG...Ford bridge it is.


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Remote trackbed leading to a station beyond the trees... where is this?
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West of Saughtree on the Border Counties Railway, looking north-east.
Deadwater or Saughtree on the Border Counties Rly?
Looks like the approach to Riccarton Junction from the north?
It looks like the northern end of the old Border Counties route - somewhere near the England/Scotland border. Could be looking towards Deadwater.
Looking north towards Saughtree?
Satellite images suggest this could be Saughtree on the Border Counties line.The plantations seem to match.
Looks like the approach to Steele road from the South on the Waverley Route.


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Steam on shed... where and when?
[Added 18 January 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 62595

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Given the locomotives present and the roof pattern I would suggest this could be Lostock Hall shed around 1960.
Would go along with the Lostock Hall suggestion - loco could be locally based 42960.


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A class 37 with an engineers train... where and when?
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I think it's the junction where the spur from Slateford connects with the Edinburgh Sub just before the site of Craiglockhart station.
The architecture looks more like Lancashire/Yorkshire, but I am yet to pinpoint exactly where. Looks like an unofficially named Tinsley 37, so sometime around 1987-90.
Definitely not the junction at Craiglockhart. The houses look like victorian Edinburgh types but at that particular junction the houses are the bungalow style at Ashley..
I think this location is between Slateford and Haymarket East Junction
This looks like Haltwhistle with Moor View on the right. The train is probably an engineer's train leaving the old yard at the west end of the station c 1990?.


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Freight in the fog... where and when?
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Although I initially thought of the Highland Main Line around Moy, I am now thinking that the 8F is on the Port Road, possibly east of Loch Skerrow? I must admit that I don't associate an 8F with either line so could be on the wrong single line.


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InterCity express... where and when?
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I think this train is on the Duff Street Connection, heading past Slateford Yard on its way towards Edinburgh Waverley, and is about to cross the Edinburgh Suburban line. The date would be sometime during the 1980s.
A westbound train passing Slateford yard in the early 1980s on the Carstairs - Edinburgh route about to cross over the sub.
Slateford yard - with an Edinburgh bound train just about to cross the Edinburgh suburban circle. Late 70s or 80s.
This looks like a northbound West Coast train about to cross the Edinburgh Suburban lines adjacent to Slateford Plant Depot, probably in the mid 1980s.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
[Added 12 January 2018] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 62485

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Heading south from Crossmyloof Station on the Glasgow, Barrhead & Neilston line, circa 1954.


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Passing freight... where?
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Is this a view north from Bermuda Park station?


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Passing freight... where and when?
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Coming off the line from Bellshill and heading westbound at Uddingston Junction, I think. The abutment behind the leading Class 20 would have supported the bridge carrying the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton & Coatbridge Railway over the Clydesdale Junction line.
Uddingston Junction West Coast Main Line


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Drawing to a halt... where and when?
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Bucksburn station, looking north-west, c 1960.


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Train approaching... where and when?
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Ballater station, looking east, c1960.
This has the look of Ballater around 1960
Ballater, 1962
Initially I thought that this was Cairnie Junction but now I'm not so sure.
A DMU from Aberdeen arriving at Ballater around 1960.


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Stabled stock... where?
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Plymouth
Whitby possibly 2015.
Plymouth (North Road), looking east.


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Steam hauled freight... where and when?
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Bridge of Earn
mid-fifties
Turriff, late 1950's
Turriff station on the Macduff line, looking north-west c.1960.


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End of the line... where?
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By the size of the Arch bridge I suggest it could be the OB carrying the A92 over Auchmuty Branch in Fife
Isnt this the reverse of https://www.railscot.co.uk/img/15/820/ Bridge on the former line to Auchmuty off the Leslie branch passing under the A92 near Cadham
It's the view north at High Peak Junction on the Cromford & High Peak Railway. The road bridge carries the A6.
I would agree with Cromford Wharf and the A6 bridge, used to be double track but has been infilled/strengthened, behind the camera are two LMS brakevans.


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Bridge over trackbed... where is this?
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The old (and now unusable) footbridge over the Waverley route trackbed just south of the former Hassendean station .
Hassendeanburn on the Waverley Route between Hassendean and Hawick, looking south-west. See photo 44325.
I'm guessing something in the Waverley line area - the gradient profile in the foreground being par for the course. It appears to be a single track solum, but that could just be what's been used lately.
Near Hassendean. See image 44325?
If so its time there was track there again!


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Where is this and what is the purpose of the new stairway?
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It looks like the bridge over the railway on Whitehill Drive at the north end of Millerhill. I don't know about the new steps on the left though.
I have a feeling this is along the Glasgow - Edinburgh line via Falkirk High. There was a number of bridge works along the way. The stairs look like they go a manhole cover.
Looking east along Whitehill Road at Millerhill. The Depot entrance is opposite the steps. Could they be some kind of PW access?
Given the numbers who will be employed at the new Millerhill EMU depot I wondered if this might form part of a staff only route between the main depot and Newcraighall station - which, despite being just off to the left, is otherwise difficult to reach from here.
Agree with the new Millerhill Depot and note that the new rail access is to be from the north at the site of the stairwell.There is existing bike and pedestrian access to Newcraighall a bit further east so I can only assume that it is connected with the rail access.


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Looking towards a closed station... where and when?
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Schoolhill Station Aberdeen
This looks a bit like Schoolhill in Aberdeen, probably in the 1960s before the Swindon DMUs.
I think that's Denburn Road Aberdeen
Happy New Year to all! I reckon this is looking north from the former engine sidings and turntable on the Denburn Valley Line towards Schoolhill Station, obviously after the track at the north end of Aberdeen Joint Station was severely rationalised so would guess say circa 1973.
Aberdeen Schoolhill station, with the remains of the GNS sidings in the foreground. Would date it around 1975.


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Former goods shed... where and when?
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Aberdeen Guild Street
Aberdeen Guild Street
Aberdeen Guild Street. The tanker seemed to be sittingthere out of use in the early 2000s but I don't know how long it stayed after that.


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Looking along a trackbed... where?
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Wild guess ...................... Moffat branch.
Old trackbed leaving Keswick?
I am fairly sure that this is looking north towards Barbon on the former Clapham (Yorkshire) to Low Gill line.


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Passing a former station... where?
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Looks a bit like one of the stations on the York to Scarborough line, perhaps Haxby, Strensall or similar.
Further to my earlier suggestion Flaxton appears to be favourite.
Flaxton
Flaxton on the former NER/LNER York- Malton-Scarborough line.


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Steam in action... where and when?
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Could this be the Middleton Railway in Leeds with the train heading for the Middleton Park terminus.
I wonder if this is on Middleton Railway in Leeds in the late 70s or early 80s?
Fairly sure this is a train on the Middleton Railway - perhaps mid 1980s?


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Some eejit trying to take a picture... where?
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Sheriffhall, the old Edinburgh & Dalkeith bridge, see photo 46446.
If its a Railway Bridge that Santa is at then judging by the span of the arch, I suggest it could be main road bridge over the Auchmuty branch.
King's Gate on the Borders Railway?
Is it the old railway tunnel at Auchendinny on the Penicuik branch?
Looks like Santa's in the old Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway tunnel, to the left of the later Edinburgh & Hawick Railway at what I believe is now called Kings Gate (looking north). The road is called Melville Road, and links the old A68 south of Sheriffhall Roundabout with that leading to Eskbank Toll.
Could be the old Edinburgh & Dalkeith route approaching Sheriffhall from the south as depicted in a number of previous Railscot images.


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DMU heading for... where?
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Could be between Rogart and Lairg but unsure of destination.
Northbound between Helmsdale and Kildonan ?
Approaching Dingwall from the south.
Inverness - Wick/Thurso service near Rogart
I think the train is heading west between Rogart and Lairg. taken from the A939 road looking south.
West Highland Line - Between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy from the A82
More likely to be on the Highland Main line, Far North, or Kyle line being a Class 158 DMU. The West Highland line services are possibly still operated entirely by Class 156 DMUs, and according to drivers I talked to in 2013 look to it remaining that way for many years, due to their ruggedness and reliability.
Possibly the section beyond Lairg on the Far North line.
Sorry looked like a Scotrail Class 156 until I blew up the picture
A slight correction to my earlier comment, the road couldn't be the A939, it should be the A839.
Between Achnashellach and Strathcarron, heading for Kyle
Train on the Far North line passing through Strathfleet photographed looking south from alongside the A839 road. The train looks to be heading west towards Lairg.


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Steam hauled passenger train... where and when?
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Could this be a west bound service at Clydebank East Jct with the lines to the old Clydebank East station to the right of the loco? The date, perhaps 1955 to 1958
Agree with the general location and the date, but I think the train is eastbound approaching Clydebank Central (as was).


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Network Rail test train... where?
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On the Midland between Rotherham and Sheffield?
Reminds me of the South Wales Main Line between Margam and Pyle
Agree with previous response - I think the train is on Stormy Bank heading towards Pyle.


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Former railway goods facilities... where?
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Oldmeldrum, GNSR.
Fyvie on the Macduff line, looking south.


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Freight approaching... where?
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Manchester Oxford Road, looking west. The buildings on the right are in Whitworth Street West.


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Coal empties... where and when?
[Added 6 December 2017] NOW RESOLVED - SEE IMAGE 62046

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Looks like a telephoto shot from the (now-closed) footbridge at Leith. Empties probs ex-Cockenzie, for Russian coal. Maybe 2010?
The Bank branch near New Cumnock, around 2010?
Second thoughts, isn't Leith, as the rails are bullhead. The warehouse(?) behind the trees had made me think of the adjacent retail sheds.
Leaving Thornton Yard for Westfield around 2003/4?