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Ian Lockie was born in Giffnock, Renfrewshire on 18 May 1936 and died in York on 24 March 2020, aged 83. He had been my friend for longer than anyone else having lived initially in Evan Drive, Giffnock not far … Continue reading
Introduction On 20 May 2018 took place the greatest change in the timetables of Britain’s railways at any one time in the 20+ years since privatisation. As readers will know, this did not go well because of ‘timetable melt down’ … Continue reading
The tram and train manufacturer, Stadler, has appeared many times in our news reports as the supplier of a new batch of stock for light railways in many locations across the world. The company has its headquarters in the Swiss … Continue reading
The annual exchange of greetings cards over Christmastide has one sad but none-the-less helpful result. This is when relatives get in touch to inform the sender that unfortunately the intended recipient had passed away during the previous months. I received … Continue reading
Scottish Transport 66 is the 2014 edition of the STTS’s annual magazine. It comprises 48 A5 pages with card covers, and includes a variety of well illustrated articles covering tram, bus, and railway topics.
The annual magazine of the Scottish Tramway and Transport Society was published in September 2015 and contains as usual a selection of articles covering a wide range of transport modes.
Notes by Alan de Burton, January 2015 Introduction In order to update a text on the North Kent Line that is appearing in installments in the Southern Electric Group’s journal ‘Live Rail,’ I rode from London Bridge to Chatham and … Continue reading
This is an updated article written by Michael Bunn, who gave a talk to the Society in November 2014. We are grateful for permission to post it here. On the 26th September 1981 the first Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) … Continue reading
Long serving member and Society Officer, Iain Frew, has been appointed as one of two Chaplains to take care of staff and users at Birmingham New Street Station. His official title will be “Retail Chaplain to New Street Station”. Birmingham’s … Continue reading
The first four-car unit to become extended as part of the five-car London Overground investment programme was locomotive hauled in a freight train formation from London to Derby on Saturday 7 June 2014. This marks an important project milestone of … Continue reading