A History of Britain's Railways

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.)

1887 Corris Railway: Aberllefeni opened
An old invitation. An old invitation.

Ian Dinmore [1903]
More images
More images from this day in history.
  • 1 Shawfair
    The platforms of Shawfair station on Sunday 24 August 2014 looking south, with ballast now laid along the formation and levelling of the car park area underway on the left.
  • 2 Bargeddie
    156510 leaves the fully wired Bargeddie station on 21 August 2014 and passes under the completed A752 road bridge heading toward Whifflet. [See image 47157]
  • 3 Lancaster
    Two brand new Class 68s, 68011 and 68010, in Chiltern Trains livery, running light engine from Crewe to Carlisle on 20th August 2014.
  • 4 Stow
    Looking south over the station site at Stow on 18 August 2014. The old down platform building has gone.
June 2014 Virgin Trains WCML franchise extended to 2018.
May 2014 Serco awarded Caledonian Sleeper contract.
Edinburgh Trams operational on 31 May 2014.
April 2014 Main line through Dawlish reopens after major storm damage
February 2014 Severe and prolonged storms cause major delays and damage to railways throughout UK

The past year The past year.
Overgrown branch line #2.. where? [Added 26 August 2014]

Responses so far Responses so far
Queries and answers
Queries and answers.