|03/03/2021||Rail sector responds to 2021 budget |
|Objection to proposed £10,000 cut to ferry funding |
|Passenger slams ScotRail ticket that costs more than train around Europe |
|Londonderry-to-Strabane railway line should be reinstated |
|Aberdeen Harbour Board boss Michelle Handforth quitting for new role with Network Rail |
Press and Journal
|North-east steam and vintage fair called off for a second year by organisers |
|02/03/2021||£167k heritage fund support for pandemic-hit Whitehead attraction |
|Network Rail and North Queensferry at odds over Forth Bridge works |
|Metro drivers step on board a full-size replica of their new trains |
Tyne and Wear Metro
|Moving Towards Net Zero and a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, and Safer City & Shire |
|01/03/2021||Calls for Borders Railway extension to stop at Langholm |
|Llangollen heritage railway operator goes into receivership |
|ScotRail confiscate 10,000 tickets with 17k in fines to lockdown fare-dodgers |
The Scottish Sun
|Rail fares to rise by 2.6% in England and Wales |
|28/02/2021||Largs line will be closed 'well into March' after landslide |
Largs and Millport Weekly News
|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.
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.
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 The locomotive had been officially withdrawn from Carlisle Canal shed approximately 4 months earlier and was eventually cut up at Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw, in April 1965.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)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach station - opened in 1987, but with an old traditional style canopy. Does anyone know this came from?Responses so far
|February 2021||Further reduction to 65% of pre-pandemic ScotRail timetable, with many late evening trains withdrawn.|
|January 2021||Freightliner 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 2020||ScotRail timetable reduction.|
|November 2020||ScotRail alcohol ban introduced.|
|October 2020||Kerr^s Miniature Railway closed.|
Kintore station opens.
|Class 37s in the Far North before withdrawal||35 photos|
|Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway||17 photos|
|Kelvindale Tunnel||12 photos|
|Class 47s at Carlisle due to diversions||28 photos|
|Halbeath Sidings||12 photos|
|Bath and Bristol since 2008||113 photos|
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