Today's banner by John Furnevel: Sunday 6th September 2015 was the first day of revenue earning services on the newly reopened Borders Railway. The first train south that day was the 0911 Edinburgh - Tweedbank, seen here running below the bridge carrying Station Road on the approach to the Gorebridge stop. The inaugural southbound service was formed by ScotRail unit 170414 in Borders Railway promotional livery, with unit 170458 bringing up the rear.

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1840  Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Alternative date for the opening of the Glasgow terminus at Bridge Street.
1843  Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Glasgow Bridge Street to Ayr [1st] opened throughout.
1848  George Stephenson
George Stephenson, pioneering railway engineer, died.
1861  Alyth Railway
Line opened.
1867  Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway Great North of Scotland Railway
Banffshire Railway absorbed by Great North of Scotland Railway.
1867  Manchester and Milford Railway
Aberystwyth opened by existing station.
1867  Rhondda Valley and Hirwain Junction Railway
Incorporated. The line was to run from Treherbert to Hirwaun.
1867  Banff, Portsoy and Strathisla Railway
Extension authorisation allowed to lapse.
1870  Dundee and Forfar Direct Railway (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened to goods.
1885  Moray Coast Railway (Great North of Scotland Railway)
Lossie Junction (Morayshire Railway) to Garmouth opened. Stations opened: Calcots, Urquhart and Garmouth.


This day in history

Local train entering Parkhead (Caley). 2.6.2T 40158.

Local train entering Parkhead (Caley). 2.6.2T 40158.

G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow (1949)


Notes and Queries

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 Dalguise.

Beatrix Potter

Dalguise House is noted for being rented by Rupert William Potter, father of Beatrix, during the summers from 1871 to 1881.

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) published ^The Tale of Peter Rabbit^ in 1902.


Key events

June 2020Face coverings become mandatory on public transport.
May 2020Travelling by LNER becomes reservation-only.
March 2020Major 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 2019Almond Chord: £15 million approved to develop options for Waverley approaches.



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