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Blackgrange Canopy
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No: 7515   Contributor: Dave Forbes   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Bombardier-Adtranz   Country: Scotland
Blackgrange Canopy

This ex Glasgow QS SPT liveried Class 170 Turbostar powers towards Blackgrange LC and to terminate at Alloa a short distance ahead. This line , known as the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Line (SAK) has been recently re-opened after decades of ruin
Picture added on 22 September 2009 at 11:54
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From the maps; this line got the chop in the 1961 Beeching Axe.

What got it restored ? Commutor traffic?

Always, so good to see a rail-line get restored; versus yet another cut.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 26 September 2009.
From Wikipedia:
Under Scottish Executive funding and to relieve congestion on the Forth Bridge the line between Stirling and Alloa has been reopened to passenger traffic. Construction work started in 2005, with track laying commencing at the end of September 2006 and completing in March 2007, In addition, the route required new signalling, level crossings, and a new Alloa railway station.
Work was finished at the end of March 2008 and re-opened to the public on 19 May 2008, preceded by series of pre-opening charters on 15 May 2008.
The line between Alloa and Kincardine has also been rebuilt to allow coal trains from Hunterston Terminal, for example, to Longannet Power Station to avoid using the Forth Bridge.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 26 September 2009.
Peter; thanks for the come-back.

Regards,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 27 September 2009.
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