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The Arbroath and Forfar Railway was a railway that connected Forfar with the port town of Arbroath, in Scotland. It opened in 1838–1839 and it was successful in making an operating profit, but it was always desperately short of capital. It used the track gauge of 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm). Nearly all of the A&FR line was closed in 1967 when the former NBR route was selected as the only route to Aberdeen, and the short section immediately north of Arbroath is the only section of the A&FR still in use.

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  • The Arbroath and Forfar Railway was a railway that connected Forfar with the port town of Arbroath, in Scotland. It opened in 1838–1839 and it was successful in making an operating profit, but it was always desperately short of capital. It used the track gauge of 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm). When the Aberdeen Railway was authorised in 1845, it leased the Arbroath and Forfar line to form part of its main line connecting Forfar and Aberdeen; it opened in 1848. The Aberdeen Railway was to be a standard gauge line and the A&FR had to alter its track gauge. The A&FR line formed part of the main line from Stirling to Aberdeen, and when the North British Railway started running to Aberdeen in 1881, their trains too ran over a very short section of the A&FR. Nearly all of the A&FR line was closed in 1967 when the former NBR route was selected as the only route to Aberdeen, and the short section immediately north of Arbroath is the only section of the A&FR still in use. (en)
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  • The Arbroath and Forfar Railway was a railway that connected Forfar with the port town of Arbroath, in Scotland. It opened in 1838–1839 and it was successful in making an operating profit, but it was always desperately short of capital. It used the track gauge of 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm). Nearly all of the A&FR line was closed in 1967 when the former NBR route was selected as the only route to Aberdeen, and the short section immediately north of Arbroath is the only section of the A&FR still in use. (en)
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  • Arbroath and Forfar Railway (en)
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