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Chronology for Arbroath and Forfar Railway

//1836Arbroath and Forfar RailwayAct receives Royal assent.
24/11/1838Arbroath and Forfar RailwayOpened partly with horse haulage. Stations opened at: Arbroath Catherine Street, Colliston, Leysmill.
4/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar RailwayLeysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friokheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar Playfield.
3/1/1839Arbroath and Forfar RailwayCompletely opened. James Gow was the locomotive superintendent. Three locomotives were supplied by James Stirling of Dundee Foundry.
//1846Arbroath and Forfar RailwayConverted to standard gauge from 5ft6in.
30/7/1846Arbroath and Forfar RailwayArbroath to Friockheim doubling contract let, contractor Robert Moffat Junior.
7/8/1846Arbroath and Forfar RailwayFriockheim to Forfar doubling contract let, contractor David Murray.
//1848Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Aberdeen Railway
Merged with Aberdeen Railway.
1/2/1848Arbroath and Forfar RailwayArbroath (Catherine Street) closed to passengers.
2/8/1848Arbroath and Forfar RailwayForfar (Playfield) closed to passengers.
//1900Arbroath and Forfar RailwaySingled. Southbound track lifted.
1/1/1917Arbroath and Forfar RailwayClocksbriggs closed.
1/6/1919Arbroath and Forfar RailwayClocksbriggs re-opened.
1/1/1923Dundee and Newtyle Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Caledonian Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway
Callander and Oban Railway
Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Highland Railway
Cathcart District Railway
Killin Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Committee
Brechin and Edzell District Railway
Dornoch Light Railway
Wick and Lybster Light Railway
Grouped into London Midland and Scottish Railway.
5/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar RailwayArbroath (St Vigeans Junction) to Forfar (Guthrie Junction) closed to passengers. Colliston, Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Clocksbriggs closed.
5/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar RailwaySt Vigeans Junction to Letham Mill Level Crossing closed to freight.
11/6/1956Arbroath and Forfar RailwayAuldbar Road closed.
//1962Denburn Valley Line
Aberdeen Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Scottish Central Railway
Caledonian Railway
Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Buchanan Street Extension
A4 Pacifics introduced on the Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street 3 hour Grampian run.
25/1/1965Arbroath and Forfar RailwayColliston to Guthrie Junction closed to freight.
3/9/1966Denburn Valley Line
Aberdeen Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Scottish Midland Junction Railway
Scottish Central Railway
Caledonian Railway
Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Buchanan Street Extension
A4 Pacifics from Aberdeen Joint to Glasgow Buchanan Street withdrawn.
4/9/1967Aberdeen Railway
Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Forfar North Junction to Bridge of Dun closed to all traffic.
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