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Weymouth station

South Western Railway launch new trains to Weymouth this Summer

South Western Railway has announced that it will be launching new direct trains from Salisbury, Gillingham, and Sherborne to Weymouth this summer. There will be...
Arriva Rail North 142053 at Blackburn with a Colne - Blackpool South Service

Network Rail and Northern commission independent report to the recent timetable

Network Rail and Northern Rail have announced that they are commissioning an independent report and recommendations into the preparations and processes taken in the...
Pamela

Old Kiln Light Railway launch appeal for steam locomotive No.920 ‘Pamela’

The Old Kiln Railway has launched a donation appeal to help fund the construction of the boiler for the railway's steam locomotive No. 920 'Pamela' 2018...
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

Steam trains cancelled at the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway on 30th...

The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway have announced that on the 30th May 2018 there will be no steam trains in service. The cancellation is due...
Dame Shirley Bassey gets carriage named after her at the Snowdon MOuntain Railway

Dame Shirley Bassey DBE has train carriage named after her in...

The Snowdon Mountain Railway has announced that Dame Shirley Bassey has been honoured at the North Wales Railway after they named a train carriage...

LMS Fowler Jinty steam locomotive class – Class Information

Following on from the last Class Information, which featured the GWR 2800s and 2884s (viewable here), this week, we turn our heads to the...
David Lloyd George passes Campbells Platform

This house with its own steam train platform could be yours!

Over on the Carter Jonas website, a very special kind of home has come up for sale in Tanybwlch, North Wales. This Grade II listed...
Credit: Avon Valley Railway

Want to work around steam trains? The Avon Valley Railway are...

The Avon Valley Railway have announced that they have a role available as a paid member of staff at the railway. The standard gauge line runs for 3...
Great Western Railway Class 166 set to operate in Bristol

Visiting BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend? Plan ahead due to changes...

Great Western Railway is urging its passengers to plan ahead for their journeys this Bank Holiday as Network Rail continues the electrification of the...
Kirkstall Forge gets extra train services

Northern responds to Department for Transport Announcement

Northern Rail has responded to the announcement that was made by the Department for Transport last night. If you did miss the announcement (it was...
Rocket to return to Manchester for the first time in 180 years

Steam locomotive Rocket to return to Manchester for the first time...

The Museum of Science and Industry has announced that Stephenson's Rocket will return to Manchester for the first time in 180 years this September. This...
Bittern set to move into former Hornby site

Steam locomotive Bittern to be moved to former Hornby site

Icons of Steam have announced that A4 Pacific steam locomotive No.4464 Bittern will be moved into the former Hornby site at Westwood, in Margate. Locomotive...
Northern 150140 at Nelson railway station

Urgent plans to improve Northern Rail services submitted to Chris Grayling...

The Department for Transport has today announced that urgent plans to tackle the poor performance of Northern Rail services have been submitted to Transport...
James Edwards

Tickets please! Meet the teen on-track for a World Record

Many parents could be complaining that their teenager is going off the rails, but one student from Huddersfield is using the trains to his...
More seats on ScotRail services for the Edinburgh Marathon

ScotRail to add extra seats to trains for Edinburgh Marathon

ScotRail has announced that it will be adding more seats and more services on Sunday for the Edinburgh Marathon. Spectators and running will be able...
Network Rail unveil railway history at Liverpool Lime Street

Railway history unveiled at Liverpool Lime Street by Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that they have found a piece of railway history at Liverpool Lime Street, the hut was found last weekend. The hut...
Shrewbury town fans urged to plan ahead as engineering works takes place between Birmingham and Coventry

Wembley-bound football fans being urged to plan journeys this Bank Holiday

Network Rail is urging fans of Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town and Coventry City that are heading to Wembley this weekend to plan ahead for...
6990 Witherslack Hall at Rawtenstall on the East Lancashire Railway

Full steam ahead for the East Lancashire Railways award winning 1940s...

This weekend, the East Lancashire Railway will be holding their annual 1940s weekend from the 26th May until 28th May 2018. Dust off those dancing...
Spitfire set to visit the South Devon Railway

Spitfire to visit the South Devon Railway 1940s Festival

The South Devon Railway has announced that a full-size replica of a Spitfire will be visiting the line for their 1940s Festival. The Spitfire is modelled...
P2 parts still needed

Sponsor a part of steam locomotive No.2007 Prince of Wales this...

The project to build P2 steam locomotive No.2007 Prince of Wales is preparing to wheel the locomotive this summer and a new batch of...
Arriva Trains Wales 158829 stands at Machynlleth with a service for Aberystwyth

KeolisAmey to take over Wales and Borders train franchise from Arriva...

The Welsh Government has announced who will be taking over from Arriva Trains Wales as the new franchise owner for the Wales and Borders...
The sheds at Crich Tramway Village & Museum

National Tramway Museum receives grant of £74,500

The National Tramway Museum, in Crich, has announced that it has been awarded a grant of £74,500 from AIM Biffa Award. The grant is for...
Cavell Van to visit the Severn Valley Railway

The Cavell Van to visit the Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that they will be welcoming the Cavell Van to Arley from May 26th to July 8th, 2018. This is...

Middy In The War Years hailed a succcess by the Mid...

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway has announced that their Middy in the War Years event, held on the 6th and 7th May 2018, has...
813 to visit the Elsecar Heritage Railway

Steam locomotive 813 to feature in major World War 1 event...

University Campus Barnsley and Barnsley College Travel and Tourism students have partnered with Elsecar Heritage Railway and Centre to launch a major World War...
Mid Suffolk Light Railway welcome Ruston No.294266

New locomotive arrives at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway has announced that Ruston 48 No.294266 has arrived at the railway - a member of the only class of diesel...
Wagon Group 22nd May

Mid Hants Railway Wagon Group Update – 22nd May 2018

The Mid Hants Railway Wagon Group has given their latest update on the work they do to keep the wagons moving at the Mid...
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Cyclists for Dunwich Dynamo must book ahead to reserve space on...

Greater Anglia has announced that cyclists that will be taking part in the Dunwich Dynamo cycle event in July should be taking note of...
Network Rail launch Leeds Station Safety Week 2018

Network Rail launch Leeds Station Safety Week 2018

Network Rail, along with the British Transport Police, Leeds United Foundation and Virgin Trains East Coast have launched Leeds Station Safety Week to teach...
Mid Norfolk Railway run first public trains on extension

Steam locomotive No.9466 hauls first train to Worthing Crossing on the...

On Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th, the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR) hauled the first public trains to Worthing Crossing since 1964. Returning to North Elmham...
CrossCountry HST

CrossCountry mobile tickets expanded to Newcastle International Airport

CrossCountry has announced that two of the region's biggest transport providers have come together to offer easier access to the North East's largest airport,...

Steam trains, classic cars and Kids go for £1 at the...

Join the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway on Sunday 27th May 2018 to see a collection of cars and have a steam train ride. On...
Arriva Rail North 150142 passes 322485 at Skipton

PLAN AHEAD: RMT confirm Northern Rail strike to go ahead this...

The Rail Union, RMT, has confirmed that strike action on Northern Rail will go ahead this Thursday and Saturday. The strike action is for the...
Steam locomotive No. 1 at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway

Catch a steam train this Bank Holiday at the Downpatrick and...

The Spring Bank Holiday is the perfect opportunity to take a trip to Inch Abbey behind a heritage steam locomotive on the Downpatrick and County...
Network Rail's new Chief Executive

Meet Network Rail’s new Chief Executive

Network Rail has announced that Andrew Haines OBE has been appointed as new Chief Executive. Andrew has had a wide range of roles in the...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

CANCELLED – Steam locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ to steam through Preston and...

Update 20:30 (22nd May 2018): Flying Scotsman's path from Preston to the East Lancashire Railway has been cancelled - it has been taken to...
No. 3 'Sir Haydn' returns to steam at the Talyllyn Railway Founders Day

Steam locomotive ‘Sir Haydn’ returns to steam on the Talyllyn Railway...

The sun was out at the Talyllyn Railway on Monday 14th May 2018 for Founders Day that marked the 67th Anniversary of the World's...
Two people fined for trespassing

SHOCKING footage of misuse of Thurrock railway level crossing

Network Rail has released some shocking footage showing the scale of misuse at Grays station level crossing, as two people are fined for trespassing. Mr...
No. 6 Padarn at Snowdon Summit on the Snowdon Mountain Railway

Travel by steam locomotive to the top of Snowdon this Half...

Are you visiting Snowdonia this Half Term? The perfect way to see the biggest mountain in England and Wales is to travel by train. This...
South Western Railway logo

45,000 train journeys made on South Western Railway services for the...

South Western Railway has announced that 45,000 passenger journeys were made between London Waterloo and Windsor and Eton Riverside for the Royal Wedding over...
Whillan Beck

Magical Station Gardens this Half Term at the Ravenglass and Eskdale...

Visiting the Lake District this Half Term? The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has the perfect way to entertain the little ones. Pick up a free...
Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society

Opening delayed for Merseyside Transport Museum

The Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society has announced that, regrettably, the re-opening of the Museum has been delayed. The society has been unable to get the museum...
Extra 12 carriage trains into London from Great Western Railway

Extra 12 carriage trains arriving into London before 9am from Great...

Great Western Railway is providing nearly 500 extra seats into London Paddington before 9 am after the train operating company increased the number of...
Bradford upgrade set for Bank Holiday weekend

Passengers in Bradford urged to check before travelling ahead of railway...

Network Rail is advising rail passengers in Bradford to plan ahead as they upgrade the railway in Bradford as part of the Great North...
First ever electric train travels from Birmingham to Bromsgrove

First ever electric train travels from Birmingham to Bromsgrove

West Midlands Railway has announced that the first ever electric train has travelled from Birmingham to Bromsgrove. The train operator made the historic journey on...
Kirkstall Forge gets extra train services

Northern Rail update on May timetable change

Northern have commented on their timetable change that took effect on 20th May 2018, and the cancellations and delays which have been incurred this...
6990 Witherslack Hall at Rawtenstall on the East Lancashire Railway

Steam locomotive No.6990 Witherslack Hall to visit the East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway will be having another Great Western Railway steam locomotive for the summer, in the form of 6990 'Witherslack Hall'. You may...
steam locomotive 92134 at Grosmont MPD on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.92134

Nick of the Grosmont M.P.D. News Group and the 92134 Facebook Page have given an update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.92134, which...
Apedale valley railway

Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Tracks to the Trenches at the...

The Moseley Railway Trust has announced that the Heritage Lottery Fund has chosen to support their Tracks to the Trenches event. The trust operates at...
No.7 // Credit Corris Railway

Corris Railway release timetables ahead of Spring Gala

The Corris Railway has released its timetables ahead of its Spring Gala, which it is hosting this Bank Holiday Weekend. The event, held on Sunday...

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May 25 – May 28 all-day Buckfastleigh Station, South Devon Railway
Enjoy both train rides and drinking real ales, beers or ciders? Then there is no better event for you than the South Devon Railway’s Spring Beer Festival. The bars at Staverton Station open at 11 am[...]
May 26 – May 28 all-day Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway are running over the Bank Holiday Weekend. All stations will be covered, allowing you to get off and explore. Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, this railway will certainly[...]
May 26 – May 28 all-day Aylsham Station, Bure Valley Railway
Come along to the Bure Valley Railway and behind a variety of locomotives this Bank Holiday Weekend. Activities and Service Aylsham Station – Shop, Cafe, Toilets (disable) and Free car parking Wroxham Station – Shop and[...]
May 26 – May 28 all-day Bala Lake Railway
Join the Bala Lake Railway for the third Great Little Trains Model Railway exhibition in the town of Bala in the new and refurbished school. The exhibition is located in three halls, with easy access[...]

 

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