Comrie: C.R. 4.4.0 M14476 at Comrie station. On Arrival from Balquhidder.
Comrie: C.R. 4.4.0 M14476 at Comrie station. Entering from Crieff.
Tay Viaduct [Perth]: Dundee - Perth express on Tay Viaduct headed by 5P. 4.6.0 44703
Crieff [2nd]: Compound 4.4.0 40923 at Crieff.
St Fillans: Ex-Caledonian 3P 4-4-0 M14476 in the process of running round the branch train at St Fillans on 10 June 1950 in preparation for the return journey to Crieff. See image []
Balquhidder [2nd]: CR Pickersgill 4.4.0 M14476 arriving from Lochearn branch.
Balquhidder [2nd]: M14476 waiting in branch platform to return to Crieff.
Balquhidder [2nd]: 5P 4.6.0 44956 piloting 45158 Glasgow Yeomanry approaching from Glenogle.
Balquhidder [2nd]: 5P 4.6.0 45443 stopping with the 12.10 Buchanan St - Oban train.
St Fillans: Posing for a photograph in the sunshine at St Fillans on 10 June 1950. The recently arrived train is a Saturday local from Crieff. Ex-Caledonian 3P 4-4-0 M14476 is preparing to run round ready for the return journey.
Eastfield Shed: Scene in the shed yard at Eastfield on 10 June 1961, with Gresley class K2 2-6-0 61764 Loch Arkaig centre stage.
Balornock Junction: Pickersgill 0-6-0 57652 descends gently towards Balornock Junction from the Possil direction with a freight on 10 June 1961. [Ref query 6568]
Balornock Shed: BR 'Clan' light Pacific 72006 Clan Mackenzie on shed at Balornock in June 1961.
Eastfield Shed: BR Standard class 4 2-6-4T 80106 stabled in the shed yard at Eastfield in the summer of 1961.
Eastfield Shed: Gresley D49 4-4-0 62744 The Holderness photographed on Eastfield shed in June 1961 minus various components. The locomotive had been officially withdrawn from Hawick shed 6 months earlier see image []. 62744 was awaiting transfer to Cowlairs Works, where cutting up eventually took place in March 1962. Number plates and nameplates (topped by the Hunt class Leaping Fox insignia) have been removed.
Cowlairs West Junction: A4 Pacific 60031 Golden Plover passing Cowlairs West on 10 June 1961 with a Saturday Queen Street - Waverley service.
Balornock Shed: Black 5 4-6-0 no 45163 in the shed yard at Balornock in the summer of 1961.
Carlisle Kingmoor Shed: Britannia Pacific no 70013 Oliver Cromwell stabled on Carlisle Kingmoor Shed in June 1967.
Galashiels: Scene inside Galashiels signal box on 10 June 1968, with signalman Adam Paton on duty.
Galashiels [1st]: View south over the platforms from Galashiels signal box on 10 June 1968 as D160 arrives with the down Waverley.
Crewe: Three services wait at the north end of Crewe station on 10 June 1971. The electric loco on the left is probably a service to Liverpool, the Metro Cammell DMU probably to Chester while the Class 50 on the right would be heading for Preston or even further north.
Crewe Works: Looking very smart after a visit to 'the works', Class 40 no 364 stands outside Crewe works on 10 June 1971.
Crewe Works: A line up of Class 47s and a few Class 40s at Crewe Works on 10 June 1971.
Crewe: Double headed Class 50s with 417 and 429 departing northbound from Crewe on 10 June 1971 prior to completion of the Weaver Junction - Glasgow electrification. see image []
Crewe: Class AL5 no E3080 stands in the siding at the north east corner of Crewe station on 10 June 1971 awaiting its next duty. The locomotive was subsequently renumbered 85025 and eventually met its end at Berrys of Leicester in 1990.
Crewe Works: A view from the traverser at Crewe Works with the yellow nose of a class 40 sitting between a clutch of class 47s on 10 June 1971. The predominant livery in this line up is two-tone green.
Stanley Junction: Double - headed southbound service coming off the Highland Line at Stanley Junction on 10 June 1973. [The first carriage of the train appears to be a sleeping car although I dont recall this being a sleeper service!]
Boat of Garten: Looking along the platform at Boat of Garten on 10 June 1973 with Simplex 4w DM shunter and Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0 DM shunters with CR hand crane on the northbound platform. On the other side are ex NBR coach converted to use as a dormitory coach and former Gresley designed 1st class sleeping car.
Leyland: Only a fairly short fitted freight but 25135 is clearly working hard on the Up Fast line immediately north of Leyland in June 1981. The former D5285 was withdrawn in Janury 1983 but lingered around until being cut up at Swindon in August 1986.
Leyland: A Cravens (Class 105) and BRC&W (Class 104) combination passes a Temporary Speed Restriction sign as it runs on to new Down Slow track just north of Leyland in 1981. These Newton Heath sets are heading for Preston and Blackpool. The WCML is not so accessible nowadays, protected here by palisade fencing.
Waterloo: BR Class 73 dual powered Electro-Diesel 73129 [formerly E6036] City of Winchester at Waterloo on 10 June 1983. The low-powered diesel engine fitted to the class 73 locomotives as an alternative to their main 3rd rail DC power system eventually resulted in them becoming much sought after by preservation groups. This one is now on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.
Southampton Central: 33204 with a westbound train at Southampton Central in 10 June 1983. 33204 was one of the 12 members of the class built 7 inches narrower than the standard design in order to cope with the reduced clearances on the Hastings line. The 12 were, perhaps inevitably, dubbed Slim Jims.
Shrewsbury: 25044 with an exhibition train at Shrewsbury on 10 June 1983.
Caledonia Works: Pacer 141102, formerly 141001, of West Yorkshire PTE at Hunslet Barclay, Kilmarnock for overhaul on 10 June 1989. The unit was subsequently exported to Iran.
Launceston: Nigel Bowman on his Launceston Steam Railway in June 1992.
Carbis Bay: Great Western liveried class 108 DMU seen at Carbis Bay in June 1995 on a St Ives - St Erth service.
Newcraighall: EWS 37427 hauling a lightweight load southbound about to pass through Newcraighall station on 10 June 2002 heading for Millerhill yard. The new single platform station had been officially opened one week earlier.
Edinburgh Waverley: A gleaming 90035, looking distinctly ex-paint shop, poses at the east end of Waverley on a sunny June morning in 2002 after bringing in the Sleeper from Carstairs.
Newcraighall: A 158 pulls into the platform at Newcraighall in June 2002 ready to commence its journey to Dunblane. Having recently arrived as a Bathgate - Newcraighall terminating service, it has awaited its departure time in the turnback siding, the entrance to which can be seen just beyond the train. Meanwhile a class 66 hauled freight is held at signals in the background waiting to leave Millerhill yard.
Greenock Central: This view shows a Class 314 approaching Greenock Central with the Gourock train.
Larkhall East: Larkhall East looking south. Only the goods shed and a short section of platform remains here.
Larkhall East: Larkhall East looking north. The station was beyond the goods shed.
Merryton: Looking north from by Merryton station to Merryton Junction. Embankment stablisation works. A road formerly crossed the line here on a bridge where the distant gentleman in the orange jacket (who was controlling construction traffic) is standing.
Dalserf: Looking south from Dalserf station. The original route to Coalburn via Tillietudlem (later replaced by a new alignment through Blackwood) was straight on and that to Stonehouse, Canderside and Swinhill to the right. The Stonehouse route survived the Coalburn route. Both were originally double track.
Cupar: 1335 Dundee to Edinburgh passing Tailabout bridge NE of Cupar
Marchmont: Road approach to the former Marchmont station on the Berwickshire Railway, photographed in June 2006. The station closed along with the line between Greenlaw and Duns in 1948.
Marchmont: View west towards Greenlaw at the former Marchmont Station in June 2006.
Cart Junction: Looking South, this shows where the Johnstone Curve connected Cart Junction to Johnstone. This allowed through trains from Greenock to Ayrshire. The service ended in 1900 but the chord was retained until lines closure. The area is now a housing estate.
Milton Junction [Leuchars]: Site of Leuchars South Jct. The St Andrews and Fife Coast Line left to the left at the clearing. nb location was also known as Milton Jct. (sorry for the pun)
Kingskettle: Remains at Kingskettle on 10 June 2007. Stairs to the down platform were inside the curved wall, while outside was the road to the goods yard. I am unaware of what lay behind the door? Kingskettle station lasted for 120 years, with final closure coming in September 1967.
Leuchars: View of Leuchars from the east. The former St Andrews bay platform has been filled in.
Guard Bridge Viaduct: Guard Bridge paper mill. Two rail connections from the St Andrews line crossed the main road, it was a main railfreight user until Demon Beeching.The stumps were supportive of a metal viaduct over the River Eden which carried the line between St.Andrews and Leuchars Junction which closed in 1969.
RAF Leuchars: The old railway entrance to RAF Leuchars in June 2007. This access was replaced by a pipeline to a bunker fuel depot at Linkswood next the A92 road at St Fort. See image []
RAF Leuchars: Remains of private siding connected to RAF Leuchars, I remember round about 1949 our school bus would be held up by a shunter (pole in hand) walking out in front of a train of tanks being propelled into the base.
Glencarse: A Glasgow - Aberdeen hourly train passing Glencarse with the Antique Fair and Garden Centre with an excellent restaurant to the right of the A90 dual carriageway.
Ribbleton (Gammer Lane): Opened in 1854 as Gammer Lane, then renamed Fulwood and finally Ribbleton from 1900 until closure to passengers in 1930. The station building then became houses although freight trains continued to pass through until 1980. The building is now in a sorry state. View towards Deepdale and Preston from the adjacent Gammull Lane (sic) where there was an overbridge until recent years. The branch trackbed can be followed from the site of Ribbleton (Red Scar) sidings past here to Deepdale as it is now a public cycleway and footpath.
RNSD Lathalmond: The old embankment which carried the West Fife Mineral Railway north towards Lathalmond and Knockhill. Seen from the B915 road on 10 June.
Thornton-Cleveleys: The Fleetwood branch is one of those identified by the Train Operating Companies as suitable for reopening as part of the national network. This is the view south from Thornton-Cleveleys platform showing the level crossing and an area cleared by the local railway society, who have also made a feature of the former signal box foundations, just in front of the garden bench.
Holywood [1st]: A southbound service on the ex-GSWR route about to run over Holywood level crossing on 10 June, heading for its next stop at Dumfries. This is one of the very few level crossings that is manually operated from the box by wheel.
Thornton-Cleveleys: Originally a full vehicle crossing, but for many years restricted to pedestrians only, this is New Road on the mothballed Fleetwood Branch just south of Thornton-Cleveleys station. New Road is shown in Quails Track Diagrams as Tarn Gate. The crossing keeper's cottage is in private ownership and at the time of this photograph was For Sale.
Thornton-Cleveleys: Perchance it is not dead but only sleeping, which was originally said about the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway closure but might equally apply to the Fleetwood Branch as it waits patiently for preservation efforts to bear fruit. This is the view south from New Road crossing. The bridge in the foreground carries the A 585 Fleetwood link road and immediately beyond it is the former junction with the long closed Poulton avoiding line.
Broadwater: Heading for the Starr Gate southern terminus No. 707, a 1930s double deck Millennium car with a new body on the original frames, leaves Broadwater tram stop and crosses the busy road before rejoining the independent section of track that runs across fields to Rossall School. This location changed significantly when the tramway was refurbished and a level access tram stop behind the camera position replaced the original.
Broadwater: Most of the Blackpool tramway follows the main coastal road but at Rossall School the trams veer North East to run across the peninsula and access Fleetwood's main street. Here No. 721, a double deck car in advertising livery heading for Fleetwood, runs into Broadwater, part way along that section of the line.
East Kilbride: The 2017 East Kilbride - Glasgow Central service awaits departure from East Kilbride on 10 June 2009.
East Kilbride: ScotRail logo, photographed at East Kilbride on 10 June 2009.
Holywood [1st]: The level crossing and signal box at Holywood, on the G&SW route north of Dumfries, seen here looking east on 10 June. Holywood is one of the reducing number of crossings in the UK where the gates continue to be operated manually by the signalman, using a wheel located within the box.
Broadwater: Looking towards Cleveleys and Blackpool from the level crossing at Broadwater as rebuilt Balloon car 707 departs for Starr Gate. The tram stop at this time was behind the camera but moved during the refurbishment. See image [] for the same location three years later
Hairmyres: Next stop East Kilbride, as a service from Glasgow Central prepares to leave Hairmyres on 10 June.
Hereford: 66137 shut down in the up centre road at Hereford Station on 10 June 2010 awaiting the arrival of a new driver, whilst power car 43144 idles at the north end of platform 1 before leading the 15.11 First Great Western HST service to London via Worcester, the Cotswold line, and Oxford.
Ashton Swing Bridge Junction: A branch off the Bristol - Portishead line at Ashton Junction ran towards the western end of Bristol docks. On reaching Ashton Swing Bridge Junction the line then split to serve Canons Marsh Goods Depot to the north, with the southern link running to the location of the current Bristol Industrial Museum HQ. The junction was adjacent to the road bridge shown in the background beyond the former level crossing and gate pillars.
Hereford: 66137 enters Hereford station from the south on 10 June with a steel working. The freight will shortly pass an ATW 175 at the opposite platform waiting to depart on the 14.12 service to Cardiff.
Ashton Swing Bridge Junction: The Cannons Marsh branch, after turning north at Ashton Swing Bridge Junction, crossed the dock lock via a swing bridge. The remaining abutments of the long vanished bridge are seen here in June 2010 with a 1970's building now standing on the trackbed directly opposite.
Kings Cross: There is no truth in the rumour that Kings Cross platform 7 is being converted to a dirigible. Not unless they can get a supply of hot air direct from the Palace of Westminster. Renovation in progress in June 2011. See image []
Sheepford Viaduct: Looking east along Calder Viaduct in June 2011 see image [].
City Thameslink: A well-named station - it's hardly in rolling countryside. Very convenient for the surrounding offices - so long as your local booking office sold you the right ticket, which mine didn't...
Bletchley: A perfectly functional station on a distinctly more human scale than its near neighbour at Milton Keynes see image []. Bletchley, seen here in June 2011, is also a junction, and has some freight activity.
Sheepford Viaduct: The western end of the long viaduct that spanned the Monkland Canal at Calder, between Whifflet and Airdrie, seen here in June 2011. The line, which closed in 1990, latterly served the Imperial Tube Works.
Stirling: Freightliner 66604 southbound through Stirling station on 10 June 2011 with returning coal empties from Longannet power station heading for Hunterston.
London Euston: A new face at Euston - 378215 preparing to set off for Watford Junction on an Overground service. The chap on the left seems impressed, even if his mate would rather phone a friend...
Bletchley: A down 350 calls at Bletchley in June 2011. The viaduct in the background was built about 1960 for access to Swanbourne yard - which was never built, due to the rapid decline in wagonload traffic. The viaduct may yet be used for a revived East-West link, if they can afford to attach a platform and lifts to it. In 1985, I saw an empty stock DMU with saloon lights lit crossing from East to West - a rather fetching sight at dusk.
Bordesley: Conventional wisdom tells you that Birmingham's Duddeston viaduct was built as a ploy to further the GWR's interests, and was neither completed, nor used. However, this painted message ('Bordesley cattle station GWR') tells you the truth; that sidings were laid from Bordesley station along part of the deck to accommodate cattle traffic. Part of Bordesley viaduct, which is still in use, can just be seen above the factory rooftops through the arch; while the wide variety of waste containers under the bridge demonstrates that some form of industry survives in these parts.
National Railway Museum York: 'The UK's newest train.' ScotRail unit 380007 on display at Railfest, York, on 10 June 2012.
Lochavullin Goods: The site of Lochavullin Goods and the old Oban cattle market viewed from the south. See image [].
Strathyre: The Strathyre station's heron fountain - relocated to a private garden - was the choice of retirement present to a long serving stationmaster. It formerly adorned the southbound platform. Another Cruachan Granite statue stands at Dalmally see image [].
Loch Awe: Loch Awe Hotel, perched above Loch Awe station, viewed across - you guessed it - Loch Awe. The former 'tea train', now accommodation, can be seen at the station site. The steamer pier was immediately off to the right. Breadalbane, who did so much to promote the railway, was also behind the development of this hotel. A (somewhat ugly) luggage lift formerly linked the station to the hotel.
Gogar Tram Depot: Updated tram project notice, Gogar, June 2013. See image []
Kentallen: The water tank at Kentallen is located some distance from the former station across the road on the hillside above the A828.
Edinburgh Gateway [Tram]: The Edinburgh Gateway tram stop under construction on 10 June 2013. View is east with Gogar roundabout and the Edinburgh tram depot behind the camera. On the upper level In the background the 11.21 Glenrothes with Thornton - Newcraighall service is passing through the site of the new station.
Gogar Tram Depot: An Edinburgh tram comes off the 'main line' and runs into the depot sidings at Gogar on 10 June 2013, following a test run to the airport.
Dalmally Shed: Remains of a buffer stop at the former long gone shed by Dalmally station.
Edinburgh Gateway [Tram]: After passing below the A8 trams turn sharp left before the stop at Edinburgh Gateway, seen under construction centre left on 10 June 2013. The tracks running straight ahead will access Gogar tram depot on the other side of the bridge. Top right will be the new station, about to be passed by the 09.52 Aberdeen - Kings Cross HST. Access for buses, cars etc will be via the overbridge far left off the Gogar Roundabout, passing through the interchange and returning the same way.
Connel Ferry: Overview of Connel Ferry station from the east showing the out of use oil siding at the east end of the station. The oil depot remains in use.
Edinburgh Park: The 11.03 Edinburgh Waverley - Dunblane pulls away from Edinburgh Park station on 10 June. The train is passing below the tram flyover on which track is ready to be laid.
Connel Ferry: These brick pillars supported the west box at Connel Ferry. The Oban line and former junction for Ballachulish are in the trees to the left.
Edinburgh Park: The 0957 Milngavie - Edinburgh Waverley approaching Edinburgh Park station on 10 June 2013. The train has just cleared the tram flyover and the A720 City Bypass beyond.
Gogar Tram Depot: An eastbound Edinburgh tram approaching the short platforms at the staff halt alongside the south wall of Gogar tram depot on 10 June 2013. The gate from the platform on the right gives direct access into the depot. The tram in the picture is waiting to be routed back into the yard following a training trip to the airport.
Inverkeithing East Junction: Royal Train-liveried 67006 passes Inverkeithing East Junction with the returning Edinburgh - Fife evening commuter service on 10 June.
North Queensferry: Looking south towards the Forth Bridge in June 2014. The North Queensferry (Old) branch emerged from a tunnel at the left and bisected the clump of trees in the background. The houses to the left of the path are built on the in-filled cutting. Exploration of the shrubbery to look for traces of the tunnel mouth will have to wait for the nettles to subside!
North Queensferry: WCRC 37685 and 37516 passing through North Queensferry station on 10 June 2014 with the Edinburgh - Keith Royal Scotsman.
Plates, signs, notices etc: Plaque funded by ScotRail now in place at the former home of Eric Lomax in Bedford Terrace, Edinburgh.
Ferry Toll Tunnel: The Rosyth Dockyard branch with the M90 in the background, on 10 June 2014, as work continues on the Queensferry Crossing approaches. The main line cutting through the Ferry Hills can be seen top right.
Pleasington: Blackpool South to Colne meets Colne to Blackpool South! 142005 and 142055 call at Pleasington station on 10 June 2015. Pleasington is a request stop but both services had passengers to drop off and collect on this occasion.
Pleasington: A Northern Rail York to Blackpool service approaches Pleasington in the early evening of 10 June 2015.
Kilnknowe Junction: An early afternoon driver training turn runs north out of Galashiels on 10 June 2015. The train has recently crossed the Gala Water and is passing the site of Kilnknowe Junction where the Peebles Loop once diverged from the Waverley Route.
Newcraighall South Junction: Hottest day of the year so far as a Tweedbank - Newcraighall driver training trip approaches its destination on 10 June 2015. The 158 has just passed the recently constructed Millerhill food waste recycling plant and cleared the points at the end of the double track section from King's Gate.
Newcraighall North Junction: An empty ballast train runs south towards Millerhill Yard on 10 June 2015 behind DBS 66170. In the background ScotRail DMU 158736 has just left Newcraighall station on the other side of the A1 road bridge and is turning south west towards Shawfair with the 1157 driver training special to Tweedbank.
Mallaig: The guard of the evening Jacobite locks the ground frame prior to departure from Mallaig on 10th June 2016.
Statfold Barn: The Goose, a 4w-4wPM railcar based on a Morris Commercial chassis. This was constructed at Stafold Barn in 2015 as a representation of similar American railroad vehicles. Seen carrying visitors at the June 2017 Open Day.
Statfold Barn: FIJI, a Hudswell-Clarke 0-6-0, Works No. 972 of 1912 seen on the turntable at Stafold Barn during the June 2017 Open Day.
Statfold Barn: The variety and quantity of locos to be seen at a Statfold Barn open day is incredible - up to sixteen in steam. This is ALPHA, a Hudswell-Clarke 0-6-0PT Works No. 1172 of 1922 seen on 10th June 2017.
Statfold Barn: European double header. SRAGI No 1, a Krauss 0-4-2T Works No. 4045 of 1899 and Minas de Aller Corpet-Louver, Works No. 439 of 1884, working together on a passenger train during a Statfold Barn 2017 Open Day.
Statfold Barn: MINAS de ALLER, an elderly 0-6-0PT built by Corpet-Louver, Works No. 439 of 1884, seen emerging from the shed at the June 2017 Statfold Barn Railway Open Day.
Statfold Barn: LIASSIC, a Peckett 0-6-0ST Works No. 1632 of 1923, seen hauling a demonstration freight train at the Statfold Barn Railway open day in June 2017.
Beuron: Early morning atmospherics at Beuron station on 10th June 2017, as mist lifts from the Danube gorge after overnight thunderstorms.
Beuron: A Naturpark-Express service from Tuttlingen to Sigmaringen, operated by the regional Hohenzollerische Landesbahn company, pulls into Beuron station on 10th June 2017. These summer Saturday and Sunday services are supported by local and regional authorities, and convey large numbers of bikes free of charge along this line which parallels the popular Danube cycle path.
Thiergarten: A Naturpark-Express service from Tuttlingen to Sigmaringen on 10th June pulls away from lonely Thiergarten station, which is served only by these summer Saturday and Sunday services. The photographer was amused to find that the exit gate from the station was locked, and he had to climb a fence to leave railway property!
Beuron: A Hohenzollerische Landesbahn Naturpark-Express service from Sigmaringen to Tuttlingen departs Beuron station on 10th June. A van conveying bikes is marshalled between the two single-unit railcars - each capable of hauling a 400t trailing load - which are modified versions of the NE81 units built from 1981 for 'private' (regional) operators. Why can't we have such innovative designs for rural routes in Britain?
Millerhill Yard: This was taken mid-afternoon on Saturday 10/6/17 showing the new point, for the Millerhill Electric Train Depot, installed (I believe) on Sunday 4/6/17. I was photobombed by Northern Sprinter 156454 (en route to the Glasgow Works), but sometimes you just can't win!
Manchester Victoria: English Electric Type 4 no.345 arrives back at Manchester Victoria on the evening of 10 June 2017 with the CFPS 'The East Lancs Enterprise' tour. This leg was from Holyhead to Preston via Yorkshire.
Millerhill EGIP Depot: A closer view of the point for the new Millerhill Electric Train Depot. Behind can be seen further trackwork and catenary at the depot site. The proposed layout could be found at Midlothian Planning (link dead).
Cowlairs Incline: Queen St bound train passes under the new roadbridge over Cowlairs Incline being constructed as part of the Sighthill Regeneration Scheme.
Coppull [2nd]: 88007 heads south at Coppull whilst working the 4M48 Mossend to Daventry container service on the evening of 10 June 2018. The WCML here used to be 4 track but the slow lines were removed between Balshaw Lane and Standish Jcts following electrification in the early 1970s. However, the OHL headspans still stretch over the 4 track formation.
Cowlairs Incline: Gap in stone walling left by removal of the footbridge over the E and G at Keppochhill Drive neatly patched by Network Rail masons.
Ardgour Slip: The Corran ferry at Ardgour Slip on Sunday 10th June 2018
Niddrie South Junction: The 0911 Edinburgh - Tweedbank approaching Niddrie South Junction shortly after leaving Brunstane on 10 June 2018. On the left is the line to Niddrie West, with the footbridge visible in the background. The former Lothian Lines link from Niddrie North Junction was off picture to the right.
Shrivenham: A special from Paddington to Kingswear seen at the site of closed Shrivenham station on 10th June 2018. From Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads, the train was hauled by West Coast 37668. Onwards to Kingswear it had a Black 5 in charge. A Class 37 has a very distinctive rumble, even at a distance, and this one was no exception.
Ardgour Slip: The Corran ferry leaves Ardgour Slip on Sunday 10th June 2018
Millerhill EGIP Depot: ScotRail Unit 385124, recently involved in driver training operations, stabled in the EMU depot at Millerhill on Sunday 10 June 2018. View east across the goods lines from the current limit of the access road serving the Biogen and RERC recycling plants.
Niddrie South Junction: Immediately after leaving Newcraighall Station northbound, trains pass through Niddrie South Junction before either branching left trowards Niddrie West or taking the single line north towards Brunstane and Portobello. The fact that the split takes place just before the bridge necessitates a wider deck than normal, given it carries all three tracks. View east along Newcraighall Road on Sunday 10 June 2018 just as the 0845 ex-Tweedbank runs onto the bridge. A pedestrian entrance to Newcraighall Park & Ride is located centre right.
Millerhill EGIP Depot: End of the road. The extension to the new road built during 2014/2015 to serve the Biogen plant at Millerhill now reaches a point alongside the under-construction Edinburgh & Midlothian Recycling & Energy Recovery Centre. View south showing the limit of construction on 10 June 2018, with the RERC off to the right and the well occupied ScotRail EMU depot visible in the background beyond the goods lines.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Contrary to appearances the Harrowside bridge over the Blackpool South branch was fully repaired during 2018. The decking was renewed but the original parapets have been retained, albeit with visible repaired cracks. This view taken on 10th June 2019 See image [] taken eighteen months earlier.
Beattock Summit: View of the Network Rail summit board at Beattock Summit in June 2019. This gives info re the location's height and distances from both Glasgow and London. Seen from the B7076, which was the old A74 trunk road before the M74 was built.
Manchester Square [Tram]: Flexity 018 heads south on Blackpool Promenade from the Manchester Square stop towards Pleasure Beach and Squires Gate on 10th June 2019.
Squires Gate: Northern 142053, on borrowed time after the Class 195 DMU introduction was delayed, calls at Squires Gate working from Blackpool South to Colne on 10th June 2019. Pacer aficionados will recognise this as an ex Merseyside PTA unit with its large destination display.
Conwy: I assume this is a late-running TfW DMU heading from Bangor to Conwy on 10th June 2019. This shot was take at 12:53 from the saddle between Penmaen-bach and Allt Wen at the west edge of the Conwy Mountain, but the scheduled train was due in Conwy at 12:18!
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Squires Gate: The deck of the 1931 built bridge at Squires Gate was completely rebuilt during 2018. However, during this process they have managed to retain the original parapets and the structure looks little different. A plaque opposite the station entrance records the work. 142053 slows to call at the station while working from Blackpool South to Colne on 10th June 2019.
Events from the chronology which occured on this day. This generally lists events before 1995, the creation of the website.
|1768||Forth and Clyde Canal||First sod cut by Sir Lawrence Dundas.|
|1852||Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway||With the completion of the Craigmore Viaduct the line was extended north from temporary terminus Wellington Inn to meet the isolated portion at Mullaghglass.|
|1861||Dundee and Newtyle Railway Dundee and Newtyle Deviations (Dundee and Perth Railway)||Opening of the deviation to Ninewells Junction giving access to Dundee Union Street (later Dundee West).|
|1963||#Wrington Vale Light Railway#||Closed|
These are old news items which which occured on this day. This generally lists events after 1995, the creation of the website.
|2004||Rail-line opponents fear unfair hearing [Scotsman]||OPPONENTS of the proposed £129 million rail link from Edinburgh to the Borders claim that they may not receive a fair hearing because they cannot challenge the project^s business case, and the issue of compensation will not be part of the parliamentary...|
|2005||GNER^s computer passwords printed in magazine gaffe [Scotsman]||THE train operator GNER mistakenly published passwords to its computer system in an onboard magazine read by almost 100,000 passengers.|
|2005||Trains return to vale 40 years on [BBC News]||A passenger rail service returns to the Vale of Glamorgan for the first time in 40 years following £17m investment.|
|2005||Support gets Aberdeen Crossrail on track [Scottish Executive]||Better rail connections between the city and towns in Aberdeenshire.|
|2006||Consultation on rail links [Scotsman]||TRANSPORT chiefs are seeking the public^s views on the level of service provided on cross-country rail links out of Edinburgh.|
|2006||Fears for Borders rail link as MSP accused of sabotage [Scotsman]||FRESH doubts have been cast on the full-scale reopening of the Waverley line from Edinburgh to Galashiels following a bid to allow the project to be built in phases.|
|2008||Network Rail opens doors to Airdrie - Bathgate construction site [Network Rail Article]||Network Rail opened its doors to local MSP Mary Mulligan yesterday (Monday 9 June) to demonstrate the innovative techniques being used to deliver the new double tracked section of railway between Bathgate and Edinburgh.|
|2009||^Forgotten^ rail line seeks boost [BBC News Article]||A new report has been published setting out plans to breathe new life into ^Scotland^s forgotten rail line^.|
|2009||£100m deal to get Blackpool buzzing [Blackpool Gazette]||The Government today sealed an ambitious £100m deal to upgrade the Blackpool to Fleetwood tram service. [From Mark Bartlett]|
|2009||Call to limit rail freight speed [BBC News Article]||Tests on a rail line used by freight carriers to take coal to Longannet Power Station record high noise and vibration levels.|
|2009||More car parking spaces at Preston station [Network Rail Article]||The new multi-story car park at Preston station will open on Monday15 June. The expanded car park will provide an additional 469 parking spaces, making a total of 939 spaces available at the Lancashire station. For the safety and security of users, the car park also has CCTV throughout with 24 hour recording|
|2010||NRM Mallard footplate competition [York Press]||A TRIP of a lifetime aboard Mallard awaits the lucky winner of a competition run by one of York’s favourite visitor attractions.|
|2011||Extra train carriages to be put on during Kessock Bridge works [Inverness Courier]||EXTRA train carriages will be put on during emergency works on the Kessock Bridge later this month. Scotland Transerv will carry out £80,000 of work on the bridge from Sunday, 19th June to Sunday, 26th June. [From Richard Buckby]|
|2013||Ashington Blyth and Tyne rail line restoration scheme gets green light [The Journal]||WORK has started on putting together a multi-million pound funding package that could result in a long-awaited Northumberland rail project finally getting the green light. It is estimated up to £60m will be needed to restore passenger trains on the freight-only Ashington Blyth and Tyne railway line, which has been a key public transport priority for more than 15 years. The aim is to run hourly passenger services between Ashington and Newcastle – half-hourly at peak times – on a route that was axed as part of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s.|
|2013||Borders to Edinburgh rail line: Construction talks held [BBC News]||A series of meetings is to update the public on construction works along the route of the Borders to Edinburgh railway line. Members of the project team for the £220m scheme will be on hand and detailed designs available for inspection. Construction work got under way earlier this year on the rail route between Tweedbank and Edinburgh.|
|2013||Great Central Railway bridges Loughborough gap [Rail,co]||Network Rail and the GCR sign agreement to reinstall bridge connection over the Midland Main Line. The preserved Great Central Railway (GCR) which runs in two sections between Leicester North and Ruddington via Loughborough has signed a historic agreement with Network Rail (NR). This is to literally bridge the gap between the two GCR sections currently divided by the gap over the Midland Main Line at the south end of Loughborough station.|
|2013||The truth about Richard Branson^s Virgin Rail profits [Guardian]||I once called Richard Branson a carpetbagger. A new report reveals that I was correct to say he built his business empire with millions from the taxpayers – only it^s worse than I thought|
|2014||French train strike set to cause travel chaos [The Local]||UPDATED: French rail chiefs SNCF have warned that a 24-hour strike, set to start on Tuesday evening, will cause “significant disruption” across the rail network. Even before it has began unions are threatening to extend the action if their demands aren^t met.|
|2015||Call for ScotRail deal inquiry after boss sacked [Scotsman]||A UNION yesterday called for an inquiry into rail company Abellio being awarded a £2.5 billion ScotRail franchise after it was embroiled in a scandal in the Netherlands. Jeff Hoogesteger, its Scotland-based chief executive, was dismissed because of “irregularities” over the Dutch firm winning a public transport contract.|
|2017||Queen to recreate 1842 Slough to Paddington train journey [BBC News]||The Queen will mark the 175th anniversary of the first train journey made by a British monarch. On 13 June 1842, Queen Victoria made the trip from Slough to Paddington, writing in her journal afterwards that it was ^delightful and so quick^. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will embark on the same journey on the day of the anniversary. Joining them will be two descendants of pioneering railway engineers Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Sir Daniel Gooch.|
|2018||Rail disruption after Dalmuir line flood [BBC News]||Scotrail is warning that rail services face continued disruption after flooding at Dalmuir in West Dunbartonshire. The company said there was a significant amount of debris on the track after flood waters caused a wall to collapse on Saturday. They have warned that the line is likely to remain shut for the remainder of Sunday as the clean-up continues.|
|2019||Network Rail unveils proposals to protect vital south west rail line bordered by steep cliffs and the sea [Network Rail]||Proposals have been published for changes to the rail line in south Devon which needs to be better protected from cliff falls, land slips and damage caused by the sea during extreme weather. Public consultation is now open for local communities to help shape the final design of the scheme. The five-week consultation includes realignment of the railway to make room for corrective measures to stabilise the cliffs. The plans include improved leisure access and amenities including new, fully accessible, coastal walking and cycling routes.|
|2019||Dyce volunteers win big at Scotrail awards [Press and Journal]||Dyce volunteers have been praised for their eco-friendly efforts to spruce up their local train station.|
|2019||Highland champion for community rail recognised at awards ceremony [Press and Journal]||Scotrail marked the final day of National Volunteer Week by hosting its first annual community awards.|
|2020||Call for HS2 to run to Scotland and cut London rail journey time to three hours [Scotsman]||The controversial HS2 rail link should run to Scotland to boost connectivity, cut carbon and rebalance the economy post Covid-19, according to a new report published today.|
|2020||Coronavirus: Free face coverings could be offered on Scotlands trains [Press and Journal]||Free face coverings could be offered on trains in Scotland to ensure passengers comply with coronavirus safety guidelines.|
|2020||Timber lorry routes in Borders to get Â£586k repairs [Southern Reporter]||Three stretches of Borders roads much travelled by timber lorries are in line for upgrades thanks to a £585,640 handout from the Scottish Government.|