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1808  Kilmarnock and Troon Railway
Act receives Royal assent
1895  West Highland Railway
Glen Douglas siding opened.
1933  Millhill Colliery
Baths opened
1962  Cathcart District Railway
Electric services commence.
1962  Cathcart District Railway
Langside and Newlands renamed Langside.

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Ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54440 stands on Balornock Shed in pouring rain on 27 May 1950.

Ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54440 stands on Balornock Shed in pouring rain on 27 May 1950.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1950]


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Steam hauled freight... where and when? [Added 26 May 2018]

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May 2018 First of the ScotRail leased class 365 units appears on the E&G line.
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February 2018 Announcement that Stagecoach/Virgin ECML franchise to end early.
December 2017 First electric services run on Edinburgh - Glasgow main line.
Manchester's Ordsall Curve opens to traffic.

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Atlas Of Railway Station Closures

ASIN 0860936775
Publisher OPC Railprint
Published 2018-05-31
Author(s) Alan

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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

ASIN 024197898X
Publisher Viking
Published 2017-09-28
Author(s) Simon Jenkins

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Bradshaw's Handbook - A Facsimile Of The Famous Guide (old House)

ASIN 1908402024
Publisher Old House Books
Published 2011-12-20
Author(s) George Bradshaw

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Lego Trains Book, The

ASIN 1593278195
Publisher No Starch Press
Published 2017-10-12
Author(s) Holgar Matthes

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