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There's a certain romance to train travel and in Scotland we are lucky enough to have some of the worlds most picturesque rail journeys.
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The Forth Bridge Experience has been stopped in its tracks due to the impact of the pandemic.
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The post Notice to Mariners No 13 of 2021 - Forth Rail Bridge Gantry Removal appeared first on Forth Ports.

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North Queensferry residents have been invited to air their concerns on how Network Rail keep the 131-year-old Forth Bridge in good condition.
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Forth Bridge: Class A1 No.60163 'Tornado' crossing The Forth Bridge above North Queensferry with the northbound ' Aberdonian '.
John Gray 16/09/2019


Forth Bridge: View west showing work in progress on the north pier in the summer of 2007. The deck behind the tarpaulin is 150ft from the river.
Brian Forbes 12/06/2007

ScotRail tweeted a dizzying picture on Thursday showing the daunting heights at the very top of the Forth Bridge.
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Tuesday night's 'The Architecture the Railways Built' has become a staple on our tv viewing calendars. And with not a lot else to pop on the calendar, its nice to have an hour of fascinating television, showcasing the incredible sights of the railway in the UK and further afield.
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Wemyss Bay: The concourse at Wemyss Bay with the flowers in full bloom.
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2017


Forth Bridge: Class A1 No.60163 'Tornado' crossing The Forth Bridge above North Queensferry with the northbound ' Aberdonian '.
John Gray 16/09/2019


Glenfinnan Viaduct: Black 5 No. 45407 leaves an attractive smoke trail as it crosses Glenfinnan Viaduct on 10 October 2012 with The Jacobite steam service to Mallaig.
John Gray 10/10/2012

Footage shared by a ScotRail train conductor shows thick fog surrounding the Forth Bridge as the country continues to grapple with freezing temperatures.
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Danish giants Lego are considering making a model of Edinburgh's iconic Forth Bridge after huge public support.
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Princes Street [Tram]: Aaarrgghhhhhh... they're back! Engineers using Lego on the re-activated tram works on Princes Street on 17 September in an attempt to reduce costs and speed up the project!
Bill Roberton 17/09/2011


Forth Bridge: No apologies for another picture of what is already Britain's most photographed (and famous) railway structure. From a distance the use of plastic sheeting to enclose the ever-moving scaffolding ad ...
David Panton 22/02/2009


Toyland: A completed version of the Abellio ScotRail 512 piece lego 'new train' freebie from the launch on 1 April 2015 see image [[50834]]. This one was a limited edition version - having only 511 pieces! (Wi ...
John Furnevel 26/12/2015

The video lasts two and a half minutes and shows the breathtaking view that train drivers enjoy as they ride over the Forth Bridge.
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A civil engineer's bid to persuade Lego to create an official set of the Forth Bridge has received more than 8,600 votes.
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Work on a £35 million tourist attraction that will give 85,000 people a year the chance to scale the Forth Bridge is on track to start in 2021.
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Often referred to as one of the wonders of the modern world, the Forth Bridge (its official name: the 'Rail' bit is a popular addition) is a popular addition.
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Forth Bridge: Silhouettes.
David Prescott 06/07/2018


Forth Bridge: A Southbound Class 170 crosses the Forth Bridge on 16th September 2018. My wife and I were up there courtesy of Balbour Beatty and Network Rail on a fund raiser for Barnardos. The former company facil ...
Iain Teaz 16/09/2018


Forth Bridge: Class A1 No.60163 'Tornado' crossing The Forth Bridge above North Queensferry with the northbound ' Aberdonian '.
John Gray 16/09/2019

Council's limit on car numbers overturned. Rail bosses have won an appeal against councillors who imposed a limit of just 39 parking spaces on their plans for a major new tourist attraction at the Forth Bridge.
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Forth Bridge: View from South Queensferry towards the Forth Bridge in June 2009 past the Hamish Gilchrist memorial to those killed during its construction.
Bill Roberton 21/06/2009

It comes as the bridge was closed down to the public this week to undergo maintenance works.
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Forth Bridge: To celebrate World Heritage Day here is a photograph of the Forth Bridge taken in 1995. A cathedral in steel. The photograph was taken during an inspection. It looks south from the southern tower to t ...
Ewan Crawford //1995


Forth Bridge: A southbound National Express HST crosses the Forth Bridge on 31 May 2009. The power cars had been rebranded at this stage but the rest of the stock had merely received a white stripe in place of the ...
John McIntyre 31/05/2009


Forth Bridge: View from the north shore on 1 June 2009 with EWS 67025 about to leave The Forth Bridge and run into North Queensferry station with the evening locomotive-hauled Fife Circle service.
Bill Roberton 01/06/2009

Network Rail has begun the process of appointing a main contractor to design and build the new Forth Bridge Experience.
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Forth Bridge: An unremarkable Scotrail Class 158, photographed from a remarkable location. This view from the top of the bridge looks towards North Queensferry on 16th September 2016. This was a supervised visit th ...
Iain Teaz 16/09/2018

The row is linked to plans for a visitor centre and viewing platform.
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The proposals will see construction of a bridge walk and reception hub on the south of the bridge at South Queensferry.
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Forth Bridge: A Southbound Class 170 crosses the Forth Bridge on 16th September 2018. My wife and I were up there courtesy of Balbour Beatty and Network Rail on a fund raiser for Barnardos. The former company facil ...
Iain Teaz 16/09/2018


Forth Bridge: An unremarkable Scotrail Class 158, photographed from a remarkable location. This view from the top of the bridge looks towards North Queensferry on 16th September 2016. This was a supervised visit th ...
Iain Teaz 16/09/2018

Carrying rattling train carriages back and forth between South and North Queensferry, the Forth Bridge's red arches are one of the most iconic symbols of Scotland.
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Forth Bridge: View of a Forth Bridge cantilever from a boat trip in July 2018.
David Prescott 06/07/2018


Forth Bridge: Looking north along the Forth Bridge from 'The Aberdonian' railtour from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen, behind Peppercorn Class A1 no. 60163 'Tornado', on 14th March 2019.
David Bosher 14/03/2019


Forth Bridge: Class A1 No.60163 'Tornado' crossing The Forth Bridge above North Queensferry with the northbound ' Aberdonian '.
John Gray 16/09/2019

Network Rail will soon begin work on a £7.5m project to refurbish and repaint the North Queensferry approach span to the world famous Forth Bridge.
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It was a journey that launched tens of thousands of others.
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Forth Bridge: Looking north along the Forth Bridge from 'The Aberdonian' railtour from Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen, behind Peppercorn Class A1 no. 60163 'Tornado', on 14th March 2019.
David Bosher 14/03/2019

Dozens of residents have objected to plans to allow 85,000 people a year to climb the Forth Bridge.
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Forth Bridge: A Southbound Class 170 crosses the Forth Bridge on 16th September 2018. My wife and I were up there courtesy of Balbour Beatty and Network Rail on a fund raiser for Barnardos. The former company facil ...
Iain Teaz 16/09/2018

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to City of Edinburgh Council for proposals to install a bridge walk and visitor hub at the iconic Forth Bridge. [The Network Rail site has a link to the planning application.]
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The Forth Bridge has become the sixth Scottish landmark to be awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status.
The decision was announced at a meeting in the German city of Bonn after the UN's heritage committee spent more than a year considering its nomination.
World heritage status is given to sites of 'outstanding universal value' with the aim of protecting them for future generations.
The distinctive red bridge has carried trains over the Forth since 1890.
Scotland's other World Heritage Sites are New Lanark, St Kilda, the Old and New Towns in Edinburgh, Neolithic Orkney and the Antonine Wall.
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Forth Bridge: An evening view of the Forth Bridge from Dalgety Bay in March 2012
Bill Roberton /03/2012


Forth Bridge: Scene at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry in June 1962 as the paddle-driven ferry Robert the Bruce, (with a carrying capacity of 28 cars), prepares for another crossing. One of 4 such ferries with ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) /06/1962


North Queensferry: The passage of No. 60009 Union of South Africa through North Queensferry with an Edinburgh to Aberdeen railtour provokes some excitement amongst the gallery on 25 March 1978.
Bill Jamieson 25/03/1978

Historic images of the original architectural drawings of the Forth Bridge, Paddington station and even Isambard Kingdom Brunel's signature have been captured and published for the first time on a new Network Rail virtual archive, bringing together 19th century engineering and 21st century technology.

The website www.networkrail.co.uk/virtualarchive celebrates the heritage of today's railway infrastructure and provides public access to view a special selection of the Network Rail archive, which holds over five million records.

Visitors to the site can chart the history of the railway's most significant structures and stations including the Forth Bridge, the Tay Bridge, Box Tunnel, and many main line stations. The archive holds records by the most famous railway engineers including Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Robert Stephenson, Joseph Locke and William Henry Barlow.
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Very stong winds and rain impacted on most of Scotland's rail services in this period. The heaviest rain since 1822 fell in Carlisle causing widespread flooding when the River Eden burst its banks, a P&O ferry was blown onto the shore at Cairnryan and passengers and crew spent 30 hours aboard before re-floating. The Highland Main line was closed repeatedly due to flooding at Dalguise and Kingussie. Both the Forth and Tay bridges were closed. On the 12th the entire ScotRail network was closed as winds gusts reached 124mph. Routes were re-opened once proved safe. The Edinburgh - Glasgow line re-opened at 0715 with trains running at a restricted 50mph. Most lines re-opened although the Glasgow-Paisley line closed with an overhead line fault at Ibrox. The Highland Main Line, Carlisle-Lockerbie/Dumfries, Mallaig, Kyle and Wick lines remained closed. The front cover of the Scotsman featured a spectacular photograph of a train being engulfed by a wave at Saltcoats. The Highland Main Line re-opened on the 13th.
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