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Crossmyloof: Clipping from the Glasgow Evening News of 26 September 1933 concerning the appointment of Tom Steele as station master at Crossmyloof. [See image 22155]

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Ian Steele Collection [26/09/1933]


Walton-on-the-Hill: J10 0-6-0 no 65177 photographed on shed at Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool, in September 1958. Coded 27E latterly, Walton shed was closed by BR in 1963. A housing estate now occupies the site.

Cheshire Lines Committee (Great Northern Railway, Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and Midland Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1958]


Birkenhead Mollington Street Shed: The large steam shed at Mollington Street, Birkenhead, complete with permanent haze, in September 1958. This large depot was a combination of two previously separate 8-road straight sheds originally belonging to the LNWR (left) and GWR, with a shared turntable and coaling stage. The shed closed to steam in 1967 but saw further use as a diesel depot until abandoned in 1985. The last of the buildings on the site was demolished in 1987.

Chester and Birkenhead Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1958]


Speke Junction: G2 0-8-0 no 49454 photographed at Speke Junction (8C) in September 1958 having probably worked into the area on a freight from its home depot of Crewe South. Speke Junction closed to steam in May 1968 and the old 12 road straight shed is long demolished. Sidings still remain on part of the site which is now bordered on the south side by the large New Mersey shopping complex.

Ditton, Runcorn Gap and Dutton Line and Edge Hll to Speke Line (London and North Western Railway)
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1958]


Aintree: Aspinall ex-L&Y 0-6-0T no 51537 stands on Aintree shed in September 1958. One of several dock tanks based here, these locomotive would have spent most of their lives shunting Liverpool Docks. [Editor's note: What is often referred to as a spark-arresting device is, according to Paul Ford, a 'blast deflector' fitted to locomotives shunting the dock estate to protect the deck of the Liverpool Overhead Railway].

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1958]


Bank Hall MPD: Aspinall L&YR class 21 0-4-0ST no 51206, fitted with blast - deflecting device [see image 24841], standing outside Bank Hall shed, Liverpool in 1958. The diminutive Pug, built at Horwich Works in 1891, spent most of its 71 years shunting in Liverpool Docks, before finally returning to Horwich for disposal in 1962. Bank Hall shed itself closed in 1966 and the site is now occupied by Kirkdale EMU depot.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1958]


Polmadie Shed: McIntosh 3F 0-6-0T no 56239 photographed in a corner of Polmadie shed in the autumn of 1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: Stanier 'Coronation' Pacific no 46243 City of Lancaster of Crewe North shed being prepared to work back south at Polmadie depot on 26 September 1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45635 Tobago in the yard at Polmadie in September 1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: A pair of neglected looking Caley Jumbos, nos 57418 and 57369, standing in Polmadie shed yard in September 1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: Lineup of diesel shunting locomotives on Polmadie shed in September 1959 with D3529 nearest the camera.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: Smart looking Fairburn 2-6-4T no 42143 photographed on Polmadie shed in September 1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: Royal Scot 4-6-0 no 46105 Cameron Highlander stands on Polmadie shed in September 1959. The locomotive was withdrawn from here at the end of 1962.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Dawsholm Shed: Evening scene in the shed yard at Dawsholm on 26 September 1959. Long time resident Stanier 2-6-2T no 40176 stands alomgside CR 123, one of several preserved locomotives based at Dawsholm at that time. The latter had been heavily involved during much of September hauling specials in connection with the Scottish Industries Exhibition [see image 30452].

Stobcross Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Polmadie Shed: Royal Scot no 46105 Cameron Highlander in the shed yard at Polmadie in September 1959.

Polloc and Govan Railway
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [26/09/1959]


Glasgow Central: Britannia Pacific 70050 Firth of Clyde outside Glasgow Central station on 26 September 1960.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
David Stewart [26/09/1960]


Lamington: Black 5 44887 runs light southbound through Lamington station in September 1964, some three months prior to closure.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Lamington: Black 5 44908 northbound across the Clyde at Lamington with coal empties on 26 September 1964.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Thankerton: 46128 on Crewe to Perth train.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Thankerton: Station scene at Thankerton, South Lanarkshire, in September 1964, as Jubilee 45627 Sierra Leone passes through northbound with a Liverpool - Glasgow relief service. The 1848 station was finally closed to passengers four months later.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Lamington: BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 92130 with an up freight south of Lamington on 26 September 1964.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Crawford: 44900 nears Crawford viaduct with up special.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Wandel Mill: Kingmoor Jubilee 45629 Straits Settlements brings a Carlisle - Glasgow stopping train along the banks of the Clyde near Wandel Mill on 26 September 1964.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Lamington: Black 5 45009 south of Lamington with a down freight on 26 September 1964.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Crawford: Carstairs based Black 5 no 44956 climbing south towards Crawford Viaduct on 26 June 1964 with a train of mineral wagons.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Crawford: Standard class 5 4-6-0 73075 about to leave Crawford station on 26 September 1964 with the 'Parly' stopping train from Glasgow to Carlisle.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Lamington: Standard class 5 no 73060 approaching Lamington distant signal on 26 September 1964 with a Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria relief service.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Wandel Mill: A down freight passing the old Wandel Mill signal box in September 1964 behind Black 5 44726.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Wandel Mill: The up Royal Scot photographed shortly after passing Wandel Mill signal box just north of Abington on 26 September 1964 behind an EE Type 4 locomotive.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Symington: A brace of Clayton diesels southbound at Symington in September 1964.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Abington: Black 5 44993 deputising for a diesel on a Glasgow - Manchester train in September 1964, photographed running to time north of Abington.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Leggatfoot: BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 92016 breasts the summit at Leggatfoot between Carstairs and Thankerton on 26 September 1964 with an up freight.

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Abington: 44672 with northbound freight

Caledonian Railway
John Robin [26/09/1964]


Oakle Street: 37074 with a northbound freight passing the site of the former Oakle Street Station (closed 1964) on the Gloucester to Newportáline on 26 September 1987.

Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway
Peter Todd [26/09/1987]


Oakle Street: Aarghhh.... the bells... the bells...!!! Ex-GWR King class 4-6-0 no 6000 King George V southbound at the site of the former Oakle Street Station on the Gloucester to Newportáline on 26 September 1987. This was, I believe, its last mainline trip before withdrawal. The locomotive still sports the bell presented by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the USA in 1927 during participation in the Company's centenary celebrations. This led to the locomotive being affectionately referred to as The Bell and occasionally Quasimodo. No 6000 is now on permanent display at the NRM in York.

Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway
Peter Todd [26/09/1987]


Oakle Street: GWR 6000 King George V, complete with Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bell, hauling The Royal Sunset on 26 September 1987. The special is passing Oakle Street on the Gloucester - Newport line.

Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway
Peter Todd [26/09/1987]


Glen Falloch Viaduct: A southbound Sprinter crosses Glen Falloch Viaduct in 1991, viewed from the south. Creag an Duin dominates the background.

West Highland Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/1991]


Aviemore: The Strathspey Railway's 828 masquerading as 'Donald the Tank Engine' at Aviemore on 26th September 1993.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [26/09/1993]


Aviemore: 'Donald the Tank Engine' - alias Strathspey Railway no 828 - photographed at Aviemore on 26th September 1993

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [26/09/1993]


Aviemore: The Strathspey Railway's Caledonian 0-6-0 no 828 masquerading as Donald the Tank Engine at Aviemore on 26th September 1993.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [26/09/1993]


Rannoch: A Fort William to Oban special pauses at Rannoch on 26 September 1999 while 48151 takes on water.

West Highland Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/1999]


Spean Bridge: September in the rain at Spean Bridge in 2005, with the station building in use as a restaurant.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Spean Bridge: The out of use signal box on the up platform at Spean Bridge in September 2005.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Roy Bridge: Entrance to Roy Bridge station on a (very) wet 26 September 2005.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Tulloch: The West Highland station at Tulloch looking towards Glasgow in September 2005. Note the old water tower base on the right. Originally opened as Inverlair in 1894, it was renamed Tulloch for Loch Laggan and Kingussie the following year, before the current shortened version was eventually adopted.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Spean Bridge: Former Fort Augustus branch platform on the north side of Spean Bridge station in September 2005 looking west.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Spean Bridge: Branch trains from Fort Augustus used this long abandoned platform on the north side of Spean Bridge station. View east towards the buffer stops in September 2005.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Tulloch: The road approach to Tulloch station on 13 September 2005. By that time the modified West Highland Railway station building, dating from 1894, had been modified for use as a hostel.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Spean Bridge: View west at Spean Bridge in 2005 showing the curve at the end of the platform once followed by the link to the former Fort Augustus branch.

West Highland Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2005]


Hexham: Eastbound DMU approaching Hexham signalbox.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hexham: Wot no NER? But the NBR trains up the Border Counties Railway are remembered. The inn across the square from the station.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Blaydon: Westbound Sprinter entering Blaydon. The box is aligned to the closed and lifted Blaydon-Newcastle route.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Scotswood Viaduct: Looking north at Scotswood and the viaduct from the south bank of the Tyne.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: Looking west along platform 19 at Waverley on 26 September 2012, with the 'Royal Scotsman' boarding behind West Coast Railways 57601.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Crook [2nd]: Crook, site of the second station (the through station) looking south. Now a road and Surgery. This was one of the NER stations with multiple tracks but one platform used by trains in both directions.

Bishop Auckland and Weardale Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill Viaduct: Hownes Gill Viaduct from the south. Unusually, built to cross a dry gully rather than a river. It replaced 2 inclines, 2 turntables and a short section of track in the valley.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: The Royal Scotsman stands at platform 19 at Edinburgh Waverley on 26 September 2006, with 'West Coast Railways' 57601 in charge.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Nanny Mayors Incline: Nanny Mayor had a lineside alehouse at the foot of the incline now known as Nanny Mayors Incline. To the right of this ruined building is the route of the incline and above on the hillside the replacement alignment.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Nanny Mayors Incline: View down Nanny Mayors Incline from near the head. In great shape for a line closed in 1859. The replacement alignment to Burnhill is to the right on the hillside.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: Looking up Nanny Mayors Incline at Waskerley. The building is in fact a church and not an engine house or similar. Line to Burnhill to the left and to Stanhope to the right.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill Viaduct: Hownes Gill Viaduct from below. There was a short lived station here served from Crook.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Slateford: Westbound coal empties passing through Slateford station in September 2006 about to cross the bridge over Slateford Road. [See image 11139] [Ref query 9853]

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill: At the point where the Stanhope and Tyne Railway crossed the Lanchester Railway this hot metal cauldron is a memento of the closed Consett Steelworks. The fortunes of the railways in the area were closely tied to the steelworks.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: Goods shed at Waskerley. Nanny Mayors Incline was to the left and the route to Burnhill is to the right.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Swalwell: Looking east at the bridge which once carried the railway over the road at Swalwell. The coal depot here, still open in the 80s, has been replaced with the site at Wardley. This was to the left and is now built over.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Rowlands Gill: Signs of a coal-mining past in Rowlands Gill. A single platform of the two remains behind the buildings.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hamsterley Viaduct: The viaduct at Hamsterley to the west of Lintz Green on the Lanchester Extension Railway, seen on 26 September 2006. The view looks south-west.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Lintz Green: The stairs to the platforms still exist at Lintz Green, as does the station house, characteristic of the line.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Lintz Green: Platforms still exist at Lintz Green. Slightly cut short.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


High Westwood: The platforms here were of timber so not much remains. The goods yard area can still be found. View looks to Consett.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Ebchester: The station yard at Ebchester. The station was to the left, just out of shot. The platforms have gone.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Ebchester: Looking to Blackhill at Ebchester. The platforms have gone but roadbridge remains. The station yard is now a carpark as the railway is now a walkway.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Shotley Bridge: Shotley Bridge looking to Blackhill. The station building has gone but station house and cottages remain.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Shotley Bridge: A toilet block (closed) now occupies the goods yard at Shotley Bridge on the line of a loading dock. View looks north.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Blackhill: Blackhill looking north to Blaydon. The railway was to the left and station behind the camera.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Blackhill: Blackhill looking south. The station was beyond the road. Services here ran from here to Consett and on to Newcastle, from here to Bishop Auckland via Rowley and Crook, here to Newcastle via Blaydon and here to Durham via Lanchester. Now to nowhere ...

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Consett: Consett looking to Beamish. The station was located at the distant footbridge. In the foreground lines split - those to the left running to the Consett Steelworks and those in the centre running on to Rowley, Waskerly and Stanhope.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Rowley: Looking to Consett at Rowley. The site is now a carpark. The station buildings have been moved to Beamish for a preserved railway.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill: To the north-east of Hownes Gill Viaduct the route of the Stanhope and Tyne Railroad crossed over the Lanchester Railway. The view is of the Lanchester route from the Stanhope route, looking south.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: Cross platform view from a train leaving Waverley westbound in September 2006. Nearest the camera is ScotRail 170424 with a train for Dundee, while over on platform 19 is West Coast Railways 57601 with 'The Royal Scotsman'.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Hexham: Eastbound Sprinter at Hexham is given the off.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hexham: Contents of one of the old sheds at Hexham.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hexham: Hexham goods shed and water tank, looking west to the station entrance.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hexham: A ramshackle collection of buildings in the yards to the east of Hexham station in September 2006 (note the semaphore peaking out over the top).

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hexham: Hexham box and incongruous modern equipment. Old disconnected lines to right.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Blaydon: Blaydon box now looks out at ... a dirt road. It controlled the junction between the Newcastle and Gateshead routes. Until closure of Scotswood Viaduct the Gateshead route via Dunston was freight; the Gateshead Redheugh terminus having closed long ago.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Scotswood Viaduct: Looking north to Scotswood. The line to Wylam ran west from a junction at the far end of the viaduct. Scotswood station had platforms on both lines.

Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Lintz Green: Looking north to Blaydon at Lintz Green. The platforms have been cut back, but this is where they continued to.

Lanchester Valley Railway Extension (North Eastern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Consett: Nearby the former station site in Consett is The Travellers Rest. (Railway ran behind camera, view looks south-east).

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Consett: Looking away from the former station site. The road follows the route of the railway, a branch off to the right served the Consett Ironworks and a second link further away connected to the Low Yard.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Rowley: This building is on the opposite side of the main road from the site of Rowley station and may well be the old stationmasters house.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill: A curious bridge made of sleepers just to the north of Hownes Gill Viaduct.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill Viaduct: Dire warnings on Hownes Gill viaduct in September 2006. Other signs include those from the Samaritans.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill Viaduct: The north side of Hownes Gill Viaduct.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill Viaduct: The south side of Hownes Gill Viaduct.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Hownes Gill Viaduct: View looking west from the viaduct.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: Nearby the of the two engine sheds at Waskerley is this pile of old stone sleepers. View looks north.

Weardale Extension Railway (Derwent Iron Company)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: Looking west to Waskerley. The two engine sheds were to the south side of the line - to the right.

Weardale Extension Railway (Derwent Iron Company)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Burnhill Junction: Looking north at Burnhill Junction. Route to Waskerley to the left and that to Rowley to the right. Burnhill station was to the right. A Government store existed on either side of the line here.

Weardale Extension Railway (Derwent Iron Company)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: Waskerley looking east away from the former passenger station. Nanny Mayors incline ran away to the left.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: Waskerley looking west. The station building was to the right - the site is now a carpark.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Burnhill Junction: Looking south at Burnhill Junction. The route to Rowley came in from the left and that to Waskerley was to the right. The fencing of the Government store can be seen on either side.

Weardale Extension Railway (Derwent Iron Company)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Nanny Mayors Incline: View looking up Nanny Mayors Incline from the foot.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Nanny Mayors Incline: View looking up Nanny Mayors Incline from near the foot.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: Rear of the church showing an extension partly built of stone sleepers. Ahead is the Waskerley goods shed.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Waskerley: View looks east. The station building was located where the carpark is. The line was to the right.

Stanhope and Tyne Railroad
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


High Stoop: Site of the goods station at High Stoop. The line was to the right of the building.

Weardale Extension Railway (Derwent Iron Company)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Tow Law: Tow Law. The station was off to the hard right in this view which looks east from the main road in Tow Law.

Weardale Extension Railway (Derwent Iron Company)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Crook [2nd]: Crook looking north at the junction between the Consett (left) and Durham (right) routes. The line is now a road. There is a retaining wall to the left of the distant houses on the right.

Weardale Extension Railway (Derwent Iron Company)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Beechburn: Beechburn looking south. The second station here was further south of the original.

Bishop Auckland and Weardale Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Beechburn: Beechburn looking north.

Bishop Auckland and Weardale Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Wear Valley Junction: Looking east at the site of Wear Valley Junction station. The curved track seen here is the line running westwards to Eastgate. The junction was to the right and the line to Crook ran beyond the track seen here on a straight alignment.

Bishop Auckland and Weardale Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Witton-le-Wear: Witton-le-Wear looking east. The station was on the far side of the level crossing.

Wear Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Witton-le-Wear: Witton-le-Wear looking west towards Wolsingham and Wearhead from the level crossing in September 2006. The station was situated behind the camera.

Wear Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Wolsingham Steelworks: Hard by Wolsingham Steelworks is the Wolsingham Railway Centre, base of operations for the re-opening of the Weardale Railway, seen here in September 2006.

Wear Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Wolsingham: Wolsingham looking east.

Wear Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Wolsingham Steelworks: The depot at Wolsingham Steelworks looking east.

Wear Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Wolsingham Steelworks: The point where the railway depot at Wolsingham Steelworks joins the line.

Wear Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Wolsingham Steelworks: The point where the railway depot at Wolsingham Steelworks joins the line. View looks east from the level crossing.

Wear Valley Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2006]


Slateford: Eastbound train passing Slateford yard on 26 Sept 2006 where work is in progress on the provision of additional stabling roads (see news item) for use by First ScotRail. The closed signal box on the left was converted for use as a signalling training centre by First Engineering.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Slateford Yard: Grab shot from a passing train showing new stabling roads under construction on the north side of Slateford yard. 260906. In the background is Meggetland, home of Boroughmuir RFC.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Slateford: New stabling roads under construction on the north side of Slateford yard. Grab shot 2. 260906.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Aviemore: The 1010 from Glasgow calls en route to Inverness.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Brian Forbes [26/09/2006]


Boat of Garten: View of the sidings and signal box. Taken from the 1445 service from Aviemore.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Brian Forbes [26/09/2006]


Aviemore: Gantry showing southbound departures from Aviemore, from the snack bar.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Brian Forbes [26/09/2006]


Aviemore: Aviemore North 2. 2006 The Strathspey Railway station is now out of use. Their track now fenced off from the main line and the mainline connection to platform 3 removed. Note speed restriction for through traffic. As if !
The burned ashes are from a brazier used by a fog/snowsignalman.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Brian Forbes [26/09/2006]


Slateford: Westbound coal empties coming off the link from the sub at Slateford Junction on 26 September 2006 about to run west through Slateford station. In the background work continues on preparation of the new stabling roads for First ScotRail on the north side of Slateford Yard.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: Obviously expecting me....Memories of a bygone age of rail travel. The Royal Scotsman boards at Waverley platform 19 on 26 September 2006.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Edinburgh Waverley: Platform 1 extension work, Waverley east end, 26 September 2006.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2006]


Whitby: B1 61234 after arrival at Whitby with a NYMR train from Grosmont on 26 September 2007.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2007]


Grosmont: Preserved ex-Somerset & Dorset 2-8-0 53809 at Grosmont in September 2007.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2007]


Pickering: A Metro-Cammell DMU shortly after arriving at Pickering on 26 September 2007 with a service from Goathland.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2007]


Nelson: The low viaduct immediately east of Nelson station sees Northern Rail Pacer 142040 crossing on its way to the terminus at Colne against the backdrop of the town.

East Lancashire Railway
Mark Bartlett [26/09/2008]


Broken Hill: The Indian Pacific, with helper in support, stands at Broken Hill station, New South Wales, 1,750 miles out of Perth on 26 September 2008 during a servicing stop. Just another 700 mile hop to Sydney.

Indian Pacific Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2008]


Adelaide Keswick: Mother's little helper! DL 50 waits at Adelaide Keswick on 26 September 2008 to be brought into the train for the climb out towards Broken Hill. Taken through a coach window of the Indian Pacific on 26 September 2008.

Indian Pacific Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2008]


Perth: Me get a seat. The 1454 FSR service to Inverness loading at platform 7, Perth comprised of 158716 & 170395.

Scottish Central Railway
Brian Forbes [26/09/2008]


Nelson (Lomeshaye): Not a railway building but who could resist this former canal warehouse. It is now Lomeshaye (Lommashaw) Medical Centre in Nelson and what a fantastic conversion. The consulting rooms are under the awning overlooking the water and many original features have been incoroprated such as the crane seen at the side. Once upon a time it would have been flattened and replaced with a concrete box.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Mark Bartlett [26/09/2008]


Broken Hill: The Indian-Pacific Perth to Sydney train waits to leave Broken Hill, NSW on 26th September 2008 with locomotives NR 25 and DL 50 at the head of the formation.

Indian Pacific Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2008]


Hassendean: Hassendeanburn, a little south of Hassendean, looking south toward Hawick

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
James Young [26/09/2009]


Tulloch: 61994 The Great Marquess coasts down the grade to Tulloch with The West Highlander on Saturday 26/09/09.

West Highland Railway
John Gray [26/09/2009]


Fountainhall: A Waverley line bridge over the Gala water between Torquhan and Fountainhall. Earlier in the day, a large concrete pour was taking place, this was the scene some 5 hours later.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
James Young [26/09/2009]


Lugton: All together now 'I've been working on the railroad ...'. View north towards Lugton box. The Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway line formerly crossed here (the overbridge is in the distance).

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Milngavie: 334029 waits at Milngavie in the evening. The driver takes a rest in the small building on the left. A third platform existed until the mid 1980s on the left.

Glasgow and Milngavie Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Tulloch: With grey clouds gathering 61994 crosses the viaduct just south of Tulloch station with The West Highlander on Saturday 26/09/09

West Highland Railway
John Gray [26/09/2009]


Whifflet Central Junction: Looking south at Whifflet over the site of the former works lines. Tennents had a works here, latterly run by Sheffield Forgemasters. Sadly this has closed and been demolished (anyone know the dates?) and the internal works sidings here lifted. Formerly this trackbed was the north part of the GBHCR line from Hamilton to Whifflet where it met the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway. [See image 7975].

Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Bathgate LMD: View of the new maintenance sidings from the south. The laid track, overhead lights and platforms can be seen here. [Vertical lines are due to the photograph being taken through a chain link fence.]

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Lugton: Looking south at the re-doubling works by Lugton box. The track here was double but is being re-laid as part of the works. Just before taking the photograph a rail mounted crane retreated and the tamper went slowly over the line.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Kendal: Climbing to make its Oxenholme connection with the WCML, which follows the line of trees below the left skyline, 185103 leaves Kendal. The former station building on the right has been converted into apartments and passenger accommodation is now a small modern shelter behind the camera.

Kendal and Windermere Railway
Mark Bartlett [26/09/2009]


Lochailort: A picture I have always wanted to take.K1 62005 carrying the nameplates Lord of the Isles brings The West Highlander up the gradient past the disused Our Lady of the Braes Catholic Church near Lochailort.Made famous in the film Local Hero it may be converted to a private home.

Mallaig Extension Railway (West Highland Railway)
John Gray [26/09/2009]


Dalreoch: Dalreoch's new extension to the station carpark is open. The line is to the left. This carpark features a very pleasant area complete with picnic benches down by the River Leven.

Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Stewarton: Tamper paused on the viaduct south of Stewarton. The view looks east.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Airdrie: Not much has changed at Airdrie despite the works for the Airdrie-Bathgate re-opening further east. Well, the grass is a bit longer on the former eastbound platform.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Westcraigs: Getting ready for pile driving at Westcraigs. Lineside clearance has revealed the old loading banks to the right of the still intact westbound platform. View looks east.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Lochluichart: Platform view towards Kyle from Lochluichart in September 2009. The former station building has been modified since 1970 but was secured and deserted on this visit. Its replacement is on the right.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2009]


Dalnaspidal: The former station house and railway cottages at Dalnaspidal, looking north towards Dalwhinnie on 26 September 2009. The remains of the station's up platform can be seen on the far left of the picture. Much changed since my last vist [see image 6094].

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2009]


Dalnaspidal: The surviving shell of the signal box on the down platform at Dalnaspidal, still standing on 26 September 2009.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2009]


Forrestfield: Forrestfield, looking west to Hillend Reservoir. The building by the former station site has seemingly been abandonded and is all boarded up.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Cardonald Junction: An Ayr service heads west at Cardonald Junction. The junction has not yet been re-laid for the third track but the overhead line equipment is a strange mixture of replaced (across all tracks) and old. The line on the right serves Deanside Transit.

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Plains: Looking east at Plains station. The old platform has gone. You may be pleased to learn that that is not an orange clad figure drowning in a watery bog in the mid distance.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Hawkhead: An eastbound service enters the station. We were interested to note that many passengers wait for the train to leave the station, go to Paisley Canal, and then return. I guess you know it's likely to come back.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Stoneyburn (by Addiewell): Looking towards Whitburn at Stoneyburn, just north of Addiewell. Behind the camera the line crossed over the CR Addiewell loop line and crossed a large viaduct to reach Addiewell NB. The line ran from where I'm standing to the pole on the right, there has been quite a bit of landscaping. This looks to me like the location of Query3716 of 65345 with the Scottish Rambler at an unknown location. The houses in the background left are the key. Any thoughts anyone? [See image 3716].

Addiewell Branch (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Hillington West: A service heads west from Hillington West. The photograph was taken to show the new overhead equipment laid in to allow the tripling of the railway. There were former sidings to the right of the existing line.

Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Whifflet South Junction: Looking north at Whifflet South Junction. The distant unit, on the right, is located roughly where the Wishaw and Coltness Railway connected with the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway. Whifflet South was the starting point for the line to Gartsherrie built by the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway which avoided the M&K route to Gartsherrie. The unit is lying over out of the way of the mainline between trips to Glasgow [thanks MB].

Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Whifflet Central Junction: Looking north towards Whifflet (NB). Behind the camera the routes to Hamilton and Palacecraig divided. The Tennents works was located here on the right and the building seen on the right is the only part remaining. The line here remained in use as an internal line even after the connection to the railway network had fallen out of use. This photograph was taken to compare with another of mine take 22 years before. The building on the right is of shot to the right in the earlier photograph. [See image 7974].

Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Armadale: Looking west over the site of the former Armadale station. The trackbed here was landscaped quite a bit here after closure of the line so I can imagine quite a bit of earthmoving is required.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


King George V Dock: Looking to the King George V Dock at the point where the rails fanned out. This photograph was taken to compare with an older shot of mine, 22 years before, but exactly the same viewpoint cannot be used as a new bridge over the former line has been built. [See image 7729]

Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Armadale: Looking to Bathgate at Armadale where a large concrete wall has been built and then buried? Interesting.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Forrestfield: View west at Hillend reservoir in September 2009. The distant cranes are associated with the works. [See image 33478]

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Forrestfield: View looking east towards Forrestfield. Hillend Reservoir is behind the camera. Ponders, I wonder what happened to all the artwork which used to grace the walk/cycleway ...

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Stewarton: This is the south end of the loop from Lugton, about 1/3 mile on from the bridge replaced south of Stewarton.

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Achnashellach: 47826 brings up the rear of an SRPS railtour returning from Kyle of Lochalsh to Paisley Gilmour Street on 26 September 2009. The train is seen here passing through Achnashellach station with 47786 on the leading end.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2009]


Achnashellach: 47786 approaching the platform at Achnashellach on 26 September 2009 at the head of an SRPS Railtour returning from Kyle of Lochalsh to Paisley Gilmour Street. To the right stands the former station master's house.

Dingwall and Skye Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2009]


Elderslie: View looking west at Elderslie showing progress on the improved loops at Elderslie. The canal line formerly led off to the right.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Bathgate LMD: The new train maintenance sidings at Bathgate. The overhead lights are up, the platforms are built and the track is partly laid. [View through a chain-link fence thus the two vertical lines!]

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Kinfauns: A First ScotRail class 170 runs alongside the River Tay at Kinfauns betweeen Dundee and Perth in September 2009. Pictured from The top of Elcho Castle.

Dundee and Perth Railway
Brian Forbes [26/09/2009]


Hassendean: Hassendeanburn, a little south of Hassendean, looking north. A footbridge still crosses the formation here.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
James Young [26/09/2009]


Bathgate Shed: Bathgate looking over the site of the shed to the new EMU maintenance sidings.

Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Dunfermline Town: For some reason three (non-successive) Fife Inner Circle services on Saturdays are currently being diverted so that rather than return to Edinburgh they go back round the circle again as far as Kirkcaldy via the otherwise little-used north to east curve at Inverkeithing, making them a true circular service.áOn 26 September passengers at Dunfermline Town seek reassurance from the driver that they are to catch this one and change at Dalgety Bay for Edinburgh.áAfter more than two years in Scotland 158 868 is still in its silver Alphaline livery but with ScotRail transfers applied. It is one of the few 158s with a 400hp engine rather than the standard 350hp unit.

West of Fife Railway and Harbour
David Panton [26/09/2009]


Hawkhead Oil Siding: On the left a Sprinter passes through the site of the original Hawkhead station as it heads to Glasgow. To the right are the Hawkhead Oil sidings. These remained open after the Paisley Canal line closed to all other traffic west of Corkerhill shed and led to workings over the City of Glasgow Union line. The oil was Glasgow Airport aviation fuel as a pipeline runs from here to the airport. They now haven't been used for quite some time.

Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Lugton: A Hydrex road-rail crane makes some slight adjustments at Lugton before a Tamper moved in. Lugton is the north end of the new loop which runs north from Stewarton. There was until recently just a short loop here (and the disused line to Giffen).

Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Stepends: At Stepends the A89 has been temporarily diverted over the trackbed of the Airdrie-Bathgate route to allow a bridge over the road to be replaced.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Ewan Crawford [26/09/2009]


Perth Central: Rear view of a Transperth EMU which has recently arrived at Perth Central from Fremantle on 26 September. A reverse working stands at the adjacent platform.

Transperth
Colin Miller [26/09/2010]


Pickering: PW checks being carried out at the entrance to Pickering station on 26 September 2010 as ex-Somerset & Dorset 2-8-0 no 53809 gets a green with a morning train for Whitby.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2010]


Helmsley: The gated entrance to the former Helmsley station on 26 September 2010. Located on the Moors midway between the ECML and Pickering, Helmsley was opened by the North Eastern Railway in 1871 and closed by BR in 1953. [See image 19609] The old station is now an imposing private residence.

Gilling to Pickering Line (North Eastern Railway)
John Furnevel [26/09/2010]


Quintinshill: Bridge 32 overlooks the site of the Quintinshill disaster. A memorial was unveiled at 3pm this afternoon by the late Denis Muir's daughter. A hymn, a prayer and a minute's silence were followed by a lament - the Flowers of the Forest. A moving ceremony.

Caledonian Railway
Bruce McCartney [26/09/2010]


Pickering: D2207 stands alongside the turntable at Pickering on 26 September.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
John Furnevel [26/09/2010]


Perth WA: View from King's Park over South Perth with a Transperth emu bound for Mandurah in September 2010. These trains do not serve Perth Central, instead burrowing down a new line via Perth Underground and Esplanade stations. This line is of recent construction and uses the median of the freeway at this point.

Transperth
Colin Miller [26/09/2010]


London: This is a scan of the right-hand end of a 5 foot long line diagram from A60 stock. The diagram was current around 1985. In those days the East London Line was deemed to be a 'section' of the Metropolitan and rendered in a hollow form of the Metropolitan's magenta. The Circle Line was also operationally part of the Metropolitan, but it would be unthinkable to show it the same way as the East London.

Maps
David Panton [26/09/2010]


Grenoble: An Alstom Tramway Franšais Standard (TFS-2) unit in Avenue Alsace Lorraine, Grenoble, on 26 September. These trams have a central low floor section as can be seen from the window layout. No 2047 dates from 1995-97 and the type, still numerous in Grenoble, has been superseded by the Alstom Citadis vehicles. TFS trams are still to be found in other cities, including Nantes, Rouen, Saint Etienne, and in the Paris area.

TAG
Andrew Wilson [26/09/2011]


Grosmont: Inside looking out - atmospheric shot of ex-LNWR G2 0-8-0 no 49395 at Grosmont shed on 26 September 2011 - and not a fluorescent jacket in sight!

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2011]


Grosmont: LNWR G2 0-8-0 no 49395 at Grosmont shed on 26 September 2011.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2011]


Grosmont: The mid-day service from Whitby leaves Grosmont on 26 September 2011 and continues on its journey to Middlesbrough.

North Eastern Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2011]


Grosmont: 30926 Repton languishes at the rear of the shed yard at Grosmont on 26 September, with nameplates removed, awaiting attention.

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2011]


Grosmont: Off duty member of staff at Grosmont shed in September 2011. [Alan Hardie adds - The cats name is Erica (after 45428 Eric Treacy) and has its own ID card pinned above its bed in the repair shed. The shed shop staff feed her.]

Whitby and Pickering Railway
Colin Miller [26/09/2011]


York: LMS Stanier 3-cylinder 2-6-4T no 2500 stands at platform 11 at York station on 26 September 2011. [See related news item.]

North Eastern Railway
Vic Smith [26/09/2011]


Medway Viaduct: Crossing the River Medway on HS1, a South Eastern Class 395 Javelin set heads for St Pancras on 26 September 2011. On the far side of the railway viaduct is the M2 motorway.

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Phase 1
John McIntyre [26/09/2011]


Hinxton LC: 170639 photographed south of Cambridge heading towards Hinxton level crossing on 26 September 2011 with an Arriva Cross Country Birmingham to Stanstead Airport service.

Eastern Counties Railway
John McIntyre [26/09/2011]


Grenoble: Scene on the Grenoble city tram system, Line B, in late September 2011 as Alstom Citadis-built tram 6208 slows for the stop at Place Notre Dame.

TAG
Andrew Wilson [26/09/2011]


Foxton: FCC 317347 has an extended wait at Foxton station on the evening of 26 September 2011 on a Cambridge to Kings Cross service. The cause of the delay was reported as a major signalling failure in the Finsbury Park area which, being some 40 miles away, indicates just how bad the situation had become.

Eastern Counties Railway
John McIntyre [26/09/2011]


Barassie: Super Sprinter no 156513 runs through Barassie with 1K95, a non stop service from Glasgow Central to Stranraer via Kilwinning and Irvine

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Ken Browne [26/09/2012]


Barassie: DRS class 37 no 37423 runs into Barassie with 4Z26, a train of flats for repair from Motherwell TMD to Barclay works. It will run round in the sidings for the trip up to Kilmarnock.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Ken Browne [26/09/2012]


Morecambe Euston Road: DRS 20303 and 37605 pass the site of Morecambe Euston Rd, the town's LNWR station, as they slow to a stop prior to reversing. 37605 will then head down the Heysham branch with two empty flasks for the nuclear power stations.

Morecambe Branch (London and North Western Railway)
Mark Bartlett [26/09/2013]


Blackpool South: The 1318 Northern DMU from Colne recently arrived at Blackpool South on 26 September 2014.

Blackpool and Lytham Railway
Veronica Clibbery [26/09/2014]


Bendigo: Four wheeler tram [a real tram] at Pall Mall, Bendigo, in September 2014,

Victorian Railways
Colin Miller [26/09/2014]


St Annes-on-the-Sea : The 1123 Colne - Blackpool South arrives at St Annes on 26 September.

Blackpool and Lytham Railway
Veronica Clibbery [26/09/2014]


Ness Viaduct: 37218 and 37425 Sir Robert McAlpine double head Pathfinder Tours Autumn Chieftain across the Ness Viaduct at the start of the journey to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
John Gray [26/09/2015]


Slochd Viaduct: 66107 working the Lairg Oil Terminal to Mossend Down Yard empty tank train.Pictured crossing Slochd Viaduct.

Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
John Gray [26/09/2015]


Darwen: A Northern service to Bolton departs from Darwen on 26 September 2015. Recent changes around here have seen the extension of the passing loop on both sides of the station and the provision of additional signals. The northern end of the loop is now at the site of the former Hoddlesden Jct.

Blackburn, Darwen and Bolton Railway (Bolton, Blackburn, Clitheroe and West Yorkshire Railway)
John McIntyre [26/09/2015]


Leyland: Construction work at Leyland on 26 September 2015 as viewed from the footbridge. The car park on the left side has been taken over as the site yard, all the platform shelters, almost all the seats have been removed and barriers erected as work commences to construct a new footbridge.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
John McIntyre [26/09/2015]


Cowdenbeath: 66733 nears Cowdenbeath with the Royal Scotsman from Edinburgh to Keith on 26 September, passing on the left the site of the Fordell Colliery (Alice Pit), closed in 1966.

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Bill Roberton [26/09/2016]


Events


Events from the chronology which occured on this day. This generally lists events before 1995, the creation of the website.

YearCompaniesDescription
1850North London RailwayBow Junction (Blackwall Railway) to Islington opened
1938East Usk BranchExtended to Uskmouth.
1938Brechin and Edzell District RailwayEdzell to Brechin (excluded) re-closed to passengers.
1966Greenock and Ayrshire RailwayGreenock Princes Pier to Kilmacolm closed to freight
2001West Highland RailwayFort William Oil Depot re-opened.

News


These are old news items which which occured on this day. This generally lists events after 1995, the creation of the website.

YearCompaniesDescription
2001Fort William re-opened to oil trafficOil is being run from Grangemouth to the Fort William^s Oil sidings again after absence of this service for a number of years.
200410th Anniversary of Camelon openingScotRail mark the 10th anniversary of Camelon Station with the introduction of new Flexipass fares from there and other Falkirk area stations to both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
2006Changes at SlatefordOne inevitable bi-product of the major ongoing reorganisation at Waverley is the restriction placed on train operators during the course of the exercise. During 2007 for example overnight stabling by First ScotRail will not be possible at the station. Construction of alternative facilities is currently underway on the north side of Slateford yard. These are being delivered by GrantRail with funding from Transport Scotland.
2007Rail link plans on track [Scotsman Article]TRANSPORT chiefs have appointed design engineers and environmental consultants as part of plans to build a new railway link between the Borders and Edinburgh.
2007Rail link plans on track [Scotsman]TRANSPORT chiefs have appointed design engineers and environmental consultants as part of plans to build a new railway link between the Borders and Edinburgh.
2010UK^s worst rail crash at Quintinshill remembered [BBC News]A new memorial overlooking the scene of the UK^s worst rail disaster is being unveiled. The commemorative plaque has been installed at Quintinshill Bridge near Gretna Green in Dumfries and Galloway.
2011Escaping steam? [Railscot]A unique sight at York station on 26 September featured LMS 2-6-4T no 2500 at platform 11 attached to a 1937 3rd Class brake corridor carriage, repainted in ^Coronation Art Deco^ livery (to match no 6229 Duchess of Hamilton). No 2500 had been on display in the yard of the National Railway Museum, along with other LMS locos, as part of the museum^s ^LMS Weekend^ on 24/25 September. It appears to have been moved into the station to allow the release of visiting locomotives, before being shunted back into the museum by no 47798.
2012Wensleydale Railway to the rescue [The Northern Echo]A HERITAGE railway line last night came to the rescue of motorists stranded by the flooding. The Wensleydale Railway ran free emergency services between Leyburn and Bedale for car users who could not get home. There were emotional scenes at stations as passengers were greeted by grateful loved ones. Martin Baggaley, practice manager at the Glebe House Surgery, in Bedale, got the train back home to Leyburn after spending the previous night stuck in Bedale when he was forced to abandon his car.
2013Eurostar eyes London-Amsterdam HSR [Railway Age]Eurostar on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 announced it had signed an agreement with Netherlands Railways (NS) ^to launch direct services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016.^ Eurostar said the move is ^part of a package of measures to enhance the services on the Dutch high speed line and will be ratified by the Dutch Parliament over the coming months. The Eurostar service will feature its new e320 trains, which will be interoperable and will be compatible with the Dutch high speed signaling systems.
2015London Underground uses braking energy to power stations [IRJ]LONDON Underground (LU) has launched a five-week trial of a new inverter system at Cloudesley Road substation on the Victoria Line, which enables energy returned to the grid by regenerative braking systems on trains to be reused at stations. LU says that in the first week of operation the system recovered enough electricity to power a large underground station such as Holborn for more than two days a week. Initial results indicate that up to 1MWh can be recaptured per day for reuse elsewhere. [From Richard Buckby]
2016Virgin East Coast rail staff to strike on 3 October [BBC News]Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage a 24-hour strike on Monday 3 October, the RMT union has announced. The union said the action was being taken over threatened job cuts, as well as disputes over working conditions and safety. It said talks aimed at resolving the issues had failed and staff had been instructed not to work any shifts between 00:01 and 23:59 BST on the day. Virgin Trains said it would be running a full timetable during the strike.