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.)
BR Standard Class 3 2-6-0 no 77002 shunts the goods yard at Duns on a snowy but bright 1st March 1965 while managing to stay on the rails. The turnout where both 61116 and D181 came unstuck is just off picture to the right.
Cutty Sark Bridge
The Cutty Sark (Braehead) construction site viewed from Bredisholm Road on 25th February 2015 [see image 46153]. The new viaduct over the M8 extension will be constructed alongside the railway line and slid into place during a 2-week line closure in July 2015.
Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal
The line of trees that previously stood in the background [see image 35428] seems to have been sacrificed to build DIRFT 3. View north west on 18 February 2015 with Rugby station just off the end of the 'Northampton loop' in the left background.
Morecambe South Junction
The deck of the new Heysham link road bridge has now been put in place over the WCML near Morecambe South Junction. 150224 passes under the new structure on 9th February 2015 on a Morecambe to Leeds working that has just left the Morecambe branch. [See image 48728]
Still plenty to do. Sunday morning at Tweedbank terminus on 8 February 2015, with track now running into platforms 1 and 2. Work continues on various items around the site.
A lineup of road-rail aerial platforms for use on the Liverpool - Manchester electrification project parked on the reinstated but as yet unused platform 4 at Roby station on 3 February 2015. View west towards Liverpool Lime Street.