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ScotRail launch new £1million reward fund to say thank you

ScotRail has announced that is launching a smart way to say thank you to its loyal and returning passengers with a new £1 million...
Arriva Trains Wales charity bike ride at Cardiff Central railway station

‘On Your Bike’… Cardiff Central railway station staff go the extra...

Train operating company, Arriva Trains Wales, has seen its Cardiff Central railway station staff swap trains for trainers to try and raise £1,500 for...
Train cancellations at the Gwilli Steam Railway during half term

Services Cancelled at the Gwilli Steam Railway

The Gwilli Steam Railway, in South Wales, has today announced that, due to unforeseen maintenance work, they will be train services cancelled during their half...
Judith McNicol, Director of the National Railway Museum. Picture by David Harrison.

Meet the National Railway Museum’s new Director

The National Railway Museum, in York, has announced that it has appointed Judith McNicol as their new Director, a role she has been performing...
Virgin Trains team up with HMP Northumberland to recycle old uniform

Virgin Trains team up with HMP Northumberland in pioneering recycling scheme

Virgin Trains has announced that it has handed over its old uniforms to a prison in Northumberland to be recycled by its textiles team. This...
Helston Railway 2018 leaflet

Full Steam Ahead as Helston Railway launch their 2018 timetable

The Helston Railway, in Cornwall, has announced that their 2018 timetable leaflet has been released to the public. If you are in Mid or...
Docklands Light Railway

Docklands Light Railway strike action to go ahead this week

The rail union, RMT, has today announced that the planned strike action on the Docklands Light Railway this week will go ahead. The driverless railway,...
6695's Boiler outside the Flour Mill Workshop // Credit Bill Parker

Update on work carried out on steam locomotive 6695’s boiler

The 6695 Locomotive Group have released information on the latest work carried out on 6695's boiler at the Flour Mill Workshops. Work completed to date All...
Whitehead Railway Museum award

Whitehead Railway Museum Wins Award

The recently opened Whitehead Railway Museum, in Ireland, has received a massive boost after winning a top award in a UK-wide competition. The Museum won...
Westerton railway station lift

Westerton investment gives accesibility a lift

Westerton railway stations new footbridge and lifts have opened to the public, completing the multi-million-pound improvement work of the East Dunbartonshire station. The installation of...
Apedale valley railway

Tickets now on sale for Tracks to the Trenches at Apedale...

The Apedale Valley Railway, in Staffordshire, has announced that advanced tickets for Tracks to the Trenches, which is being held from 13th-15th July 2018, are...
6695 // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Can you help the 6695 Locomotive Group raise £50,000 to help overhaul...

The 6695 Locomotive Group, owners of GWR 56XX No.6695, have set up a crowdfunding page in order to raise £50,000 to help raise funds...
Bridgend railway station

Can you help find the defibrillator which has been stolen from...

Arriva Trains Wales has announced that a vital piece of lifesaving equipment has been stolen from Bridgend railway station. The defibrillator was stolen sometime between...
Greater Anglia prosecutes fare dodgers £87,000

Greater Anglia train fare dodgers out of pocket by £87,000

Train operating company, Greater Anglia, has announced that ticket dodgers on their services ended up being over £87,000 out of pocket after they were...
"Willy" // Credit Kev Slade Too - visitor to the Avon Valley Railway

Extra Steam on the Avon Valley Railway

The Avon Valley Railway, which is based in Bristol, is running a special charter train, throughout Saturday the 24th of February. The special charter train...
Compton bridge

Residents invited to see plans for £2 million Compton Bridge replacement

Network Rail has invited the residents of Compton near Guildford to a drop[in information event to find out more about the £2 million investment...
No. 323 Bluebell // Credit: Bluebell Railway

Steam locomotive No. 323 to Visit the Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway has announced that South Eastern & Chatham Railway P-Class No. 323 "Bluebell", from the Bluebell Railway, will make a visit...
Credit: Northampton and Lamport Railway

Northampton and Lamport Railway to Start Season Later

The Northampton and Lamport Railway have announced they are to start their season later than normal. The delay is due to the ongoing maintenance of their...
895 "Torch" as built // Credit Unknown

LNWR Bloomer Project (Steam Locomotive No. 670) – Project Information

As mentioned in last week's Project Information, we are looking at the history of the  London and North Western Railway (LNWR)-designed Bloomer Class, and...
Merseyrail to strike again after RMT announcement

RMT Union announce Merseyrail strike action in March

Merseyrail and the rail union, RMT, has announced that strike action will be taking place on 3rd March 2018. Merseyrail has called on the RMT...
Class 141 trains

Heritage DMU Trains this half term at Midland Railway Butterly

The Midland Railway - Butterly are to run trains every day over the half term holiday from the 17th to the 25th February as...
Bogie Components ready for transporting to Williton Works // Credit Thornbury Castle 7027 website

Work starts on restoring steam locomotive 7027 “Thornbury Castle” at the...

The bogie for steam locomotive  No. 7027 "Thornbury Castle" has moved to Williton Works, on the West Somerset Railway (WSR), as the first component...
Consort house at Glasgow Queen Street to be demolished

New landmark on track for Glasgow Queen Street

Network Rail and their engineers have begun to demolish Consort House, in Glasgow, as redundant buildings in front of Glasgow Queen Street railway station...
Road closures in Bedford as improvement works takes place

Road closures in Bedford as Midland Mainline upgrade gets underway

The Network Rail has announced that the latest phase of the Midland Main Line Upgrade will begin next week as a major road bridge,...
Mr Tumble to visit the Ribble Steam Railway in March

Mr Tumble to visit the Ribble Steam Railway & Museum on...

The Ribble Steam Railway, at Preston Docklands, has announced that they will feature on CBeebies with Mr Tumble. The heritage railway will feature on the...
Arriva Trains Wales (Unidentified 150) arrives into Blaenau Ffestiniog with a service from Llandudno

Free WiFi on Arriva Trains Wales services after Government funding

Arriva Trains Wales has announced that passengers across Wales can now benefit from Free WiFi on all Arriva Trains Wales services thanks to Welsh...
80136 // Credit Ian Sharman

North Norfolk Railway announces first steam locomotive guest for their Spring...

The North Norfolk Railway (NNR - also known as The Poppy Line) have announced that BR Standard 4 Tank No. 80136 will be the...
Paragon ID sign contract with ScotRail to provide and store their timetables

Paragon ID on the right track with multi-six figure contract to...

Paragon ID has announced that it has teamed up with ScotRail to provide you the latest timetables when they are released. Paragon ID is a...
70013 Oliver Cromwell at Quorn and Woodhouse on the Great Central Railway

Steam Locomotive No. 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ joins Keighley and Worth Valley...

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, in West Yorkshire, has announced that BR Standard 7 No. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" will be attending their 2018 Spring...
Stalybridge railway station wins top award

Stalybridge named best large train station

Train operating company, TransPennine Express, has announced that one of their railway stations, Stalybridge, has received a top prize at the 15th annual Cheshire...
Groudle Glen Railway winter track work

Winter track work at the Groudle Glen Railway

The Groudle Glen Railway, on the Isle of Man, has started its major trackwork project for the year outside the Lhen Coan Carriage Shed. Ahead of...
Lincoln Central railway station

Final stage of £2m Lincoln Central railway station upgrade underway

East Midlands Trains has announced that the final stages of the £2 million improvement work at Lincoln Central railway station are now underway. Working in...
No. 34059 boiler

Update on the boilers of steam locomotives No. 34059 and No....

The Bluebell Railway has released information on the completion of the boilers for steam locomotives No. 34059 "Sir Archibald Sinclair" and No. 21C123 "Blackmoor Vale". The new...
Lynton and Barnstaple railway win Morgan award for steam locomotive Lyn

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway wins top award for steam locomotive Lyn

The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, in Devon, has announced that they have won a top award at the HRA Annual Awards Dinner, which was...
Chiltern Railways and Bicester North get a communiy makeover

Bicester North railway station gets a community makeover

Commuters travelling at Bicester North railway station on Tuesday 6th February 2018 would have seen a hive of activity taking place in the garden on...
47292 // Credit Severn Valley Railway

Three more diesels joins line-up for Severn Valley Railway Spring Diesel...

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) has announced that Class 47 No. 47292, a GBRf Class 66 and a GBRf Class 73/1 will be attending...
London Charing Cross to get free drinking water with Network Rail

FREE drinking water with Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that passengers who use some of the UK's largest railway stations will soon be able to benefit from the introduction of...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Bury College students help out on the East Lancashire Railway ‘Santa...

The East Lancashire Railway, in Bury, teamed up with Bury College to give travel students the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills when they...
Livingston South station set for transformation

Livingston South railway station to undergo £3.5m transformation

Network Rail will soon take on a £3.5m transformation of Livingston South railway station when the Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central line closes for...
Velinheli on Footplate Rides at Dinas

Ffestiniog Railway to build new boiler for steam locomotive ‘Velinheli’

The Launceston Steam Railway, in Cornwall, has announced that steam locomotive 'Velinheli' has left the railway and is going to the Ffestiniog Railway, in...
Gloucester Horton Road MPD

New plans for Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum?

The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum have had a meeting with the Council members after they started a petition to buy Horton Road MPD...
Scotrail to keep you moving during improvement works between Stirling and Alloa

ScotRail to keep you moving during works between Stirling and Alloa

ScotRail has announced that it will do all it can to keep passengers moving during the upcoming improvement works which are taking place between...
Greater Anglia set to let passengers inside their new trains with the power of virtual reality

Experience Greater Anglias new trains with the power of Virtual Reality

Train operating company, Greater Anglia, is giving people and passengers the chance to experience its brand new trains using the power of virtual reality. The...
Paddington 2 Offical Picture

February Half Term Events at Preserved Railways – North East and...

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the...
A1 Steam Locomotive Trust 's A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust wins two awards

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has announced that they have won two awards at last nights Heritage Railway Association Annual Awards Ceremony. The first award...
Conwy castle with an Arriva Trains Wales service for Holyhead

8 ways to wear your kids out this half term with...

Half Term is here! Here are a few ideas of where to take your kids this holiday with the help from Arriva Trains Wales. Snowdonia...
Class 08 08704 set for Ecclesbourne Valley Railway visit

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway announce visitor to ‘Diesel Locomotive Weekend’

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, in Derbyshire, has announced that Class 08 No. 08704 is visiting the line for their Diesel Locomotive Weekend. The visit is with thanks...
Greater Anglia Recruitment awards

Double award for train operating company Greater Anglia’s recruitment team

Train operating company, Greater Anglia, has announced that their recruitment team is celebrating after winning two national awards, beating blue-chip opponents. Based in Stratford, the recruitment...
steam locomotive Tom Rolt after a repaint

Steam Locomotive ‘Tom Rolt’ gets a repaint + more winter work...

Over the winter break, the Talyllyn Railway in Tywyn, Mid Wales, have been busy completing tasks whilst the railway is shut. The narrow gauge railway...
Credit: GWR / FirstGroup

New GWR trains for Devon and Cornwall set for journey across...

New Great Western Railway Intercity Express Trains for the train operating company's Devon and Cornwall routes have rolled off the manufacturing plant in Italy....

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Feb 22 @ 10:20 am – 10:10 pm London Liverpool Street Station
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