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The new Class 710 London Overground trains being built and tested at Bombardier in Derby

Uncertainty over Gospel Oak to Barking train fleet

In September 2015, Network Rail announced plans to electrify London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking Line (GOBLIN), awarding £56.9m to the project. Since work started...
5619

Third guest steam locomotive announced for SVR’s Spring Steam Gala

The Severn Valley Railway has confirmed Great Western Railway 56XX No.5619 is the third guest engine for their March 2019 Spring Steam Gala. About 5619 No.5619...
45212

Black 5 steam locomotive visits Bolton-upon-Dearne

Black 5 45212 made its way from Toton to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway today via the mainline. We have also been lucky enough...
Horn Cheek Faces // Credit SMF

Update on steam locomotive No.13268 – January 2019

The Stanier Mogul Fund has been busy over the past month in overhauling No.13268. Pony Truck and Horn Cheeks Now flipped over, members can access the...
50s into gb rail freight

Class 50 locomotives to be painted in GBRf livery

GB Railfreight has announced that Class 50 locomotives, 50007 Hercules and 50049 Defiance, are to be repainted into GBRf livery. The two class 50s are owned...

ESG Rail and Eversholt to supply Class 67 locomotives and Mk4...

ESG Rail has announced that they have received a contract to complete the design and work to enable Class 67 locomotives to work with...
Arriva Rail North 150142 passes 322485 at Skipton

Does DB want to sell Arriva to cover a funding gap?

Reports in Berlin are suggesting that rail operator DB may be wanting to sell the subsidiary, Arriva. According to the Reuters website, Deutsche Bahn (DB)...
45596 Bahamas

Where and when to see steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas in Stratford-upon-Avon...

After decades off the mainline, 45596 Bahamas will return to the mainline this Tuesday as it undergoes tests after its completed overhaul. Test runs will...
45212 and 45407 at Appleby

Steam locomotive 45212 to arrive at the Keighley and Worth Valley...

Steam locomotive No.45212 will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Chesterfield and Keighley on Tuesday 15th January 2019. The Black...
A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby // Credit: RailAdvent

Where and when to see steam locomotive 60163 Tornado this Tuesday

Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado will return to the mainline this week as repairs and running in comes to an end. After failing on 'The Ebor...
4231 at Swindon Works // Credit Unknown

GWR 42XX, 5205, 5275 and 72XX Classes of steam locomotives –...

Built for short-distance heavy coal trains, the 4200s and variations played a key part in the transport of Welsh coal. Once exploring the working careers...
60532 Blue Peter cylinder block

An update on steam locomotive 60532 Blue Peter

LNWR Heritage has released a short update on the overhaul which is currently taking place on steam locomotive 60532 Blue Peter. Recently, engineers have been busy...

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