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1722 to 2021 - a history of Scotland's railway

Where did it start and what influenced the development of Scotland's railway industry? Find out in this brief interactive guide to key points in its history. 

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This article belongs to the Women and Scottish Railway history project

Women and Scottish Railway logo, lots of figures of women (no faces) in the design of a railway sign.


The magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, built between 1897 and 1901. Click the icons to reveal key events.

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