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1832  Marquis of Lothians Waggonway
Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway line extended from Dalhousie. Initially the line ran eastwards after crossing the South Esk to Bryans Pit. A branch to the south to Lingerwood Mine was later opened and the system was to eventually reach as far south as Arniston Engine. In later years a colliery line was to be established between the Newbattle pits which was independent of the Waverley route.
1861  Swansea Vale Railway
Extended from Pontardawe to Ynisygeinon.
1897  West Highland Railway
First sod of Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway) cut at Corpach by Lady Margaret Cameron of Lochiel.
1998  Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)
Alves Junction to Roseisle Maltings re-opened to freight. The line was mothballed shortly afterwards.



This day in history

The scrap road at Eastfield shed in January 1962, featuring withdrawn class 2P 4-4-0 no 40566 standing at the end of the line. The locomotive was awaiting transfer to Cowlairs Works for disposal, which took place in October of that year.

The scrap road at Eastfield shed in January 1962, featuring withdrawn class 2P 4-4-0 no 40566 standing at the end of the line. The locomotive was awaiting transfer to Cowlairs Works for disposal, which took place in October of that year.


David Stewart [1962]


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December 2019 - opening of Robroyston new station and Dunbar second platform
- farewell to ScotRail Class 314s and LNER HSTs
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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 Springburn Works
June 2019 New Caledonian Sleeper suffers various problems and delays.

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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

ASIN 0008249091
Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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Around The World In 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure

ASIN 1408869772
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Published 2020-01-23
Author(s) Monisha Rajesh

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Early And First Generation Green Diesels In Photographs

ASIN 0750992654
Publisher The History Press
Published 2020-02-03
Author(s) Brian J. Dickson

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The Times Golden Years Of Rail Travel

ASIN 0008323755
Publisher Times Books
Published 2019-10-03
Author(s) Julian Holland

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