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Train commuters in the Highlands are experiences another day of train cancellations. Adverse weather conditions has forced the partial closure of railway lines at Perth and Pitlochry. Services from Inverness to Edinburgh and Glasgow will terminate at Pitlochry and will not call at Dunkeld and Birnam.
(Permalink) Dalguise Viaduct Dunkeld Perth Pitlochry
Plans have been lodged to convert 40-year-old first class train carriages into a Thai restaurant beside Pitlochry station which will be restored to their original 1980 British Rail orange interior decor.
(Permalink) Car Park Pitlochry
Pitlochry: The Kingdom of HSTs has not yet cometh to the Highland Main Line with two Up and two Down trains in succession formed of 170s. The 1224 departures are seen at Pitlochry on 29 May 2019 looking north. T ...
Glenfinnan: The interesting railway collection at Glenfinnan station yard includes a NBR hand crane, snow plough and two MkI carriages, one of which operates as a tea room. This was the view on 26th July 2018. A ...
Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, was guest of honour at the 2020 National Railway Heritage Awards as the winners in this year's competition were announced in a virtual ceremony, reflecting the fact that restrictions on the holding of public gatherings as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis meant that the usual annual ceremony held at Merchant Taylors' Hall had had to be cancelled.
The Urban Heritage Award, sponsored by the Arch Company, was made to Network Rail and LNER for the impressive work completed at Berwick-on-Tweed station over a number of years, work that recognised not only the importance of the station itself but also the sensitivity of the
historic site on which it stands.
The London Underground Operational Enhancement Award went to the Network Rail and Story Construction Ltd for the complex work undertaken at Stirling station in Scotland in restoring the platform canopies and footbridge whilst incorporating successfully the overhead line equipment associated with the 25kV electrification of the line through to Alloa.
Highly commended entries:
There were three unusual entrants that all featured restored graves; it was decided to reward these each with a chairmans special Highly Commended Certificate. The last was made to the Friends of Scrayingham and Leppington Village for the restoration of the grave of the 'Railway King', George Hudson, in Scrayingham churchyard.
Highly commended entries:
Partnership Award: Pitlochry salt store
Conservation Award: Dumbarton Central station roof tiles, Lanark station railings
Community Award: Dumfries station
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