Today's banner by John McIntyre: Photographed from Pollokshields East station, 156512 passes between Muirhouse North and Central Junctions with a service to East Kilbride on 10 January 2019.

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1890  Forth Bridge Railway
Bridge opened by HRH Prince of Wales driving the last rivet.
1903  Callander and Oban Railway
Oban station enlargement authorised.
1964  Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Stirling and Falkirk trains diverted from Edinburgh Princes Street to Edinburgh Waverley.
1972  Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
Keswick to Penrith closed completely.
1998  Sutherland Railway
Station building at Golspie sold at auction in Glasgow (as was a former railway cottage at Dalwhinnie).
2020  West Highland Railway
A Class 55 ^Deltic^ visits Fort William for the first time (55019 ^Royal Highland Fusilier^) on a tour from Cardiff.

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NB J36 0-6-0 no 65293 photographed in the sidings alongside Eastfield shed on 4 March 1963. The locomotive had been officially withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed approximately 4 months earlier and was eventually cut up at Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw, in April 1965. [Additional: Peter Hughes noticed the locomotive at Gourock in April 1963 in use as a stationary boiler for carriage heating].

NB J36 0-6-0 no 65293 photographed in the sidings alongside Eastfield shed on 4 March 1963. The locomotive had been officially withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed approximately 4 months earlier and was eventually cut up at Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw, in April 1965. [Additional: Peter Hughes noticed the locomotive at Gourock in April 1963 in use as a stationary boiler for carriage heating].

K A Gray (1963)

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Can anyone suggest what is this? And from where (NBR or LCDR possibly)? Dimensions 17in x 2.25in. Bought many years ago from the Vintage Carriages Trust shop in Haworth. Added 19 March 2014. Moved to long term 26 March 2014.

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Related to Perth.

Coming South, Perth Station

Perth is the subject of one of a pair of paintings, painted in 1895 by George Earl. The view shows a busy station scene at the end of the shooting season, as it looked before the major reconstruction of the 1880s.

The painting shows the extent of the large migration of rich families who took to their Highland estates in the Summer.

Art UK - Coming South, Perth Station

The equivalent view is Going North, Kings Cross Station

National Preservation - Going North, Kings Cross Station



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February 2021Further reduction to 65% of pre-pandemic ScotRail timetable, with many late evening trains withdrawn.
January 2021Freightliner withdraws (temporarily?) Class 86 fleet (dating from 1966) to be replaced by ex-Anglia Class 90s.
Bridge Parapet collapse between Stonehaven and Carmont closes line until February.
December 2020ScotRail timetable reduction.
November 2020ScotRail alcohol ban introduced.
October 2020Kerr^s Miniature Railway closed.
Kintore station opens.

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Greatest British Railway Journeys: Celebrating the greatest journeys from the BBC's beloved railway travel series

ASIN 147227928X
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Published 2021-09-02
Author(s) Portillo, Michael

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The Times Train Tracks Book 4: 200 challenging visual logic puzzles

ASIN 0008470138
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Published 2021-09-02
Author(s) The Times Mind Games

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E-Logistics: A guide to supply chain information systems and technology

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Published 2020-10-03
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The Times Railway Stories: Tales from the tracks

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Published 2021-09-16
Author(s) Holland, Julian Times Books

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