September 27th 1837. Although there were railways in Scotland before, most of them were used to transport coal and other raw materials. One of the earliest passenger lines was Glasgow Townhead to Garnkirk, which opened in 1837. In 1842 the Edinburgh and Glasgow line opened and the popularity of the railways was becoming something of a sensation.
The Innocent Railway was composed by Jim Sutherland, while The Disused Railway was written by Billy Craib.