Welcome to the RAILSCOT website. Here you will find the history of railways in Britain (with an emphasis on Scotland), current news and photographs past and present. (Copyright on all images remains with the photographer. Please note that, with the exception of images submitted in support of one-off news items, we are not currently accepting new contributors to this website due to the volume of images submitted. If you would like to contribute in the future you may make contact here.)
The welcome sight of a train running again from Pwllheli to Birmingham International. A class 158 DMU crosses the new concrete Pont Briwet on 17th October 2014, while in the foreground the old wooden trestle bridge standeth still. Difficulties in rerouting water pipes and BT cables have delayed demolition of this listed structure.
View south at Newtongrange on 14 October 2014 during tracklaying operations, showing the short distance between the Lady Victoria Colliery site, home of the Scottish Mining Museum (top left) and the under construction platform. The new station will have a direct footpath link with the museum.
Electric Multiple Unit 318266 on a driver training run at Mount Vernon on 2 October.
One of the recently introduced class 68s, DRS 68005, passing through Coatbridge Central on 14 September with the Inverness to Mossend Tesco Express Intermodal service.