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    Six wheeled coaches on BR

    I recently bought Hugh Longworths book "British Railways pre-nationalisation coaching stock Volume 2 LMS & SR". It contains listings of every LMS & SR coach taken over by BR at nationalisation. I was surprised just how many pre-grouping coaches were included, but the most remarkable fact that I...
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    Levenmouth to reopen

    From Kingdom FM website. https://www.kingdomfm.co.uk/news/local-news/levenmouth-rail-link-to-reopen-after-half-a-century/
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    Cow on the line

    Trains disrupted this morning between Stirling and Dunblane because of a cow on the line. Yesterday was 35 years since the Polmont disaster - caused by a cow on the line.
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    Mileages from closed stations.

    I took a drive to Oban yesterday - just for a day out. The road runs close to the railway in several places and I noticed several mileposts which looked as if they'd had a recent coat of paint. I couldn't figure out where the mileages were worked out from until I got home and had a look at the...
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    Different traction types as a child

    I'm now 61 and as a child lived in the west of Glasgow. My local station was on the North Clyde lines so my first experience of a train was an electric "Blue Train". However, if we visited my aunts and uncles in Carnoustie and Aberdeen, or went on holiday down the Clyde coast, the trains were...
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    Scotrail class 153 refurbishment

    A "Prior Information Notice" was published yesterday on the Public Contracts Scotland web portal https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=OCT333240 "Scotrail requires a suitably qualified supplier who can develop a detailed engineering design and a supplier to...
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    Borders Railway has hit bus services

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-39204467 From BBC. Opposite to the norm?
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    Man arrested after sleeper fire

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-38769065
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    Phil Verster resigns from ScotRail replaced by Alex Hynes from Northern

    Phil Verster has quit. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38687889
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    1945 plans for second Forth Bridge

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-37506251 From BBC Scotland News. Wonder what the idea was?
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    Driver blocks barrier at railway station: Now this is stupid...

    Bad parking at its worst! From the Shropshire Star. http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/12/parking-mad-driver-blocks-barrier-at-railway-station/
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    Train hits car near Uphall, West Lothian 14 Oct 2015

    Just coming on to the BBC website - an Edinburgh - Milngavie train has hit a car near Uphall. One passenger injured.
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    Attempted cable theft - Central Scotland

    From the Beeb: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34463019
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    Grant to restore Aberdeen turntable

    https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/steam-trains-could-return-to-aberdeen-after-group-given-300000/ From the Aberdeen Evening Express: Good news and it will be good to have another working turntable in Scotland.
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    All Scotrail stock to have CET by 2017

    Seem on the BBC Scotland webpage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33303715
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    Video: Jubilee attacking the Lickey unassisted!

    Just found this on Youtube fZS5Udg4jkk :D Awesome!
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    Quintinshill - 100th anniversary

    Lest we forget, Friday 22nd May is the 100th anniversary of Britain's worst railway disaster. There is a tv programme "Britains deadliest rail disaster - Quintinshill" on BBC2 Scotland on Wednesday 20th May at 9pm and this is repeated on BBC4 on Thursday at 9pm.
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    55003 'Meld'

    I saw "Meld" running light engine through Stirling southbound not long ago. First time I've seen a live Deltic in years! I don't know if the clag will have cleared away yet! :D
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    Rude Scotrail staff?

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/hotel-owners-left-furious-after-5343543 From the Daily Record.
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    Flood damaged 156478

    Tender for repair published on the Public Contracts Scotland portal. Estimated cost £400K!

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