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1839  Great Western Railway
Cooke and Wheatstone 5 needle system electric telegraph installed between Paddington and Hanwell. This was the first commercial telegraph line (and in fact first commercial use of electricity) and the public were able to pay to send messages.
1841  Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Bridge Street station (a terminus with a large glass roof on the south side of the Clyde) opened. It served the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway.
1858  Rosedale Branch (North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway)
The Ingleby Mining Company builds a line from Ingleby Junction to Ingleby Greenhow.
1887  Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway
Adderbury opened
1964  Moffat Railway
Moffat branch closed

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J39 0.6.0 64700 at Hawick on train from Newcastle.

J39 0.6.0 64700 at Hawick on train from Newcastle.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1949]


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Key events

March 2020 Major changes to railway operations and timetables resulting from impact of Coronavirus pandemic.
December 2019 - opening of [[Robroyston]]'s new station and [[Dunbar]]'s second platform
- farewell to ScotRail Class 314s and LNER HSTs
- TPE introduce Class 397s with new Glasgow-Preston-Liverpool route and Class 802s on new Edinburgh-Leeds-Liverpool route.
October 2019 Almond Chord: £15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches.
August 2019 - Government announces reopening of Levenmouth line within 5 years.
- LNER Azumas Anglo-Scottish debut.
July 2019 Closure of [[St Rollox Works]].

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The Era Of Rail Blue

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Published 2020-06-15
Author(s) Mark Jamieson

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Great Britain's Railways: A New History

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Publisher Amberley Publishing
Published 2020-11-15
Author(s) Maggs MBE, Colin

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Southdown Ancillary Vehicles

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Author(s) Simon Stanford

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The Network Southeast Years

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Published 2020-10-15
Author(s) Mark Battle

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