RAILSCOT | Home Page

Latest photographs








On this day

1855  Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Act receives Royal assent
1867  North Blyth Branch (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
Act for line. During the year some coals shipped from Cambois. This branch left from a south facing junction (West Sleekburn Junction) and ran east to Cambois and North Blyth.
1904  Barry Dock and Railways
Barry Railway (Steam Vessels) Act allows company to start running steamers from Barry Pier.
1920  Alloa Railway
Alloa swing bridge closed due to storm damage.
1946  Military Port #1
Leased to Metal Industries, shipbreakers

More


This day in history

Up Special passing Guthrie Junction on a windy day. 5P 4.6.0 45497.

Up Special passing Guthrie Junction on a windy day. 5P 4.6.0 45497.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1953]


More


Notes and Queries

Surviving loading gauge on a closed line... where? [Added 14 August 2018]

Suggest an answer



Key events

June 2018 Serious rail disruption caused by unusually high temperatures near end of month.
May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
March 2018 Red weather warning of freezing temperatures and heavy snow is followed by transport chaos at beginning of month.
February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.

More


Slideshows

Bath and Bristol since 2008   87 photos
Cumbernauld   4 photos
Kenya National Rail Museum Nairobi   16 photos
Milton Keynes   50 photos

More


Books

Selected from Amazon's New Releases, Most Wanted, Top Selling and Most Gifted lists. More

Felix The Railway Cat

ASIN 1405929782
Publisher Penguin
Published 2017-08-24
Author(s) Kate Moore

View on Amazon

Railway Adventures, The Places, Trains, People And Stations

ASIN 1910463876
Publisher September Publishing
Published 2018-10-16
Author(s) Geoff Marshall Vicki Pipe

View on Amazon

The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions Into The Lost Delights Of Britain's Railways

ASIN 0099590581
Publisher Arrow
Published 2016-06-16
Author(s) Michael Williams

View on Amazon

A Dangerous Place: The Story Of The Railway Murders

ASIN B01IUGY9IO
Publisher The History Press
Published 2016-10-03
Author(s) Simon Farquhar

View on Amazon


Articles

More


Book reviews

More