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35018 British India Line

Where and when to see steam locomotive 35018 British India Line...

Steam locomotive No.35018 British India Line will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in York and Scarborough on Thursday 16th...
40t Trestrol Wagons from Steam Sounds Supreme for Train Simulator

Steam Sounds Supreme release 40t Trestrol Wagon Pack for Train Simulator

Steam Sounds Supreme have released their 40t Trestrol Wagon Pack for Train Simulator, adding another dimension and rolling stock pack to your collection. The pack contains 20...
Stadler

Stadler announced as preferred supplier for new Wales and Borders trains

Stadler has announced that they have won another major contract. This one is the contract to provide CITYLINK tram-trains and FLIRT (Fast Light Intercity...
Abergavenny

Flushed! Abergavenny satisfaction up 11% since new toilets opened

Arriva Trains Wales has announced that customer satisfaction at Abergavenny Railway Station is up 11% since the brand new toilets opened earlier this year. Station...
Bossman Games release Black 5 add on for train simulator

Up to 60% off Train Simulator add ons this month

Dovetail Games has announced that they have launched their Train Simulator Express Sale, which sees some of the add-ons available for Train Simulator up...
34052 Lord Dowding

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.34052 Lord Dowding tomorrow...

Steam locomotive No.34052 Lord Dowding will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Reading and Bristol on Thursday 17th...
Steam train footplate ride

Steam locomotive fans given chance to fulfill dream at the Lincolnshire...

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has announced that it is giving steam train fans the chance to fulfil a dream with a ride in the cab...
First ever electric train travels from Birmingham to Bromsgrove

West Midlands Railway launch personal travel planner in Bromsgrove

West Midlands Railway has announced it has launched a personal travel planning pilot scheme in Bromsgrove. The aim of this is to help passengers to...
Livingston South upgrade

Livingston South railway station upgrade extended

Network Rail has announced that the work to redevelop Livingston South station has been extended. This is due to finding unforeseen ground conditions and the...
60009 Union of South Africa

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South...

Steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Southampton on Tuesday 14th August...
45699 "Galatea" // Credit C. Ainscough

Where and when to see a steam locomotive in Carlisle tomorrow

Steam locomotive 45699 Galatea or 48151 will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in and around Carlisle on Tuesday 14th August...
Greater Anglia 153 trains

Greater Anglia invests more than £1m into revamping stations

Greater Anglia has announced that it has invested more than £1m painting more than 70 stations across its network. Stations have been given a deep...
Farringdon

Transport for London signs agreement to build above Farringdon station

Transport for London has announced that they have signed an agreement, which could raise £500m for reinvestment in improving transport in London. The agreement has...
70013 Oliver Cromwell

Steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell to visit Locomotion

Locomotion, at Shildon, has announced that steam locomotive No.70013 Oliver Cromwell will be visiting the museum to star at their Autumn Steam Gala. Saturday, 22nd September...
Kidsgrove station

Kidsgrove station improvements welcomed by Ruth Smeeth MP

Kidsgrove railway station, in Staffordshire, is going to be fitted with a new footbridge to make it more accessible for all train passengers. The £5m...
Blickling Hall passes No. 1

In Norfolk on holiday? Make the Bure Valley Railway your next...

The Summer Holidays are upon us, with Bank Holiday just around the corner, and if you are in Norfolk, then we would recommend a...
71000 Duke of Gloucester on the East Lancashire Railway

BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive (71000 Duke of Gloucester) – Sole...

This week’s Sole Survivor will be looking at the BR Class 8 steam locomotive, which are 4-6-2 tender engines, and is 71000 Duke of...
Midland Railway - Butterley host memorial for Sapper Amos

Steam locomotive hauled Vintage Trains at the Midland Railway – Butterley

The Midland Railway - Butterley has announced that over the bank holiday weekend of the 25th to 27th August they will be running a...
40135

Locomotive 40135 lifted off its bogies

Class 40 No.40135 has been lifted off of its bogies at the East Lancashire Railway Baron Street Locomotive Works to allow lasting repairs to...
Steam train helps police

Steam train rescues injured dog walker

Swindon North Police, via their Facebook page, has announced that they had to get the help of a steam train to help get an...
34081 92 Squadron

Steam trains set to return to the Nene Valley Railway this...

The Nene Valley Railway has announced that steam trains will return on Wednesday 15th August 2018 following a steam ban. Steam locomotive 34081 '92 Squadron'...
Tornado at Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway

An update on steam locomotive No.60163 Tornado – 11th August 2018

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has released a further update on the repair work taking place to steam locomotive No.60163 Tornado. The trust and its...
Northern 150140 at Nelson railway station

Dozens of trains cancelled tomorrow on Northern Rail

Northern has announced details of cancellations to train services on Sunday 12th August 2018 in the North West. It is likely that 80 train services...
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Buses replace trains tomorrow on the East Suffolk Line

Greater Anglia has announced that buses will run instead on trains on the East Suffolk Line this Sunday, 12th August 2018. The Rail replacement buses...
44871 on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Where and when to see a steam locomotive No.44871 in Tweedbank...

Steam locomotive 44871 will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Tweedbank on Sunday 12th August 2018. The Black 5 is...

Legoland Mascot becomes apprentice with Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways has announced that Bertie, Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham Mascot, has been on board train services on Friday 10th August to help out...
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ScotRail to keep passengers moving whilst improvement works take place

ScotRail has announced that it will be keeping its passengers moving during the upcoming improvement works in Lanarkshire. Over the next few weeks, Network Rail...
70013 Oliver Cromwell at Quorn and Woodhouse on the Great Central Railway

Steam locomotives set to celebrate 50 years since The Fifteen Guinea...

This weekend is the 50th Anniversary since the last steam special on British Rail, this being 1T57 'The Fifteen Guinea Special', and various steam...
Leander steams through Summerseat during the East Lancashire Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.45690 Leander in York...

Steam locomotive 45690 Leander will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in York and Carlisle on Saturday 11th August 2018. The...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South...

Steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Bristol and Appleby on Saturday 11th August...
45699 Galatea

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.45699 Galatea in Carlisle...

Steam locomotive 45699 Galatea will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Carlisle and Blackburn on Saturday 11th August 2018. The...
South Western Railway logo

South Western Railway strike action suspended

South Western Railway and RMT have today announced that this Saturday's strike action has been suspended to allow further talks around the guard guarantee. The...
30587

Steam locomotive No.30587 to visit the Avon Valley Railway

The Avon Valley Railway have announced that steam locomotive LSWR Beattie No.30587 will be visiting for their End of Season Gala. 30587s visit is courtesy...
3650 at the Didcot Railway Centre

Boiler for steam locomotive No.3650 lifted at the Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre has announced that the boiler of steam locomotive No.3650 was lifted out its frames this week. The lift took place on Tuesday...
Northern 156491 departs Leeds

RMT confirm more strikes on Northern Rail

RMT has today confirmed that further strike action will take place on Northern Rail this August and September 2018. The strikes are because of the...

First motion parts for steam locomotive No.1759 delivered

The Class G5 Locomotive Company have announced that the first motions parts have been delivered for steam locomotive No. 1759. This follows on from the...
Glos Warks sees passenger numbers double after broadway extension

Steam railways delight as passenger numbers rise 52% on last year

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway has announced that passenger numbers have grown an astonishing 52%. To the end of June, it had attracted nearly 72,000...
Garratt 87 on the Welsh Highland Railway

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway’s Caernarfon Booking Office broken into

The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways have announced today that unfortunately that their Caernarfon Booking Office has been broken into overnight. This has resulted in the...
Rail freight in the uk

Rail freight customs proposal tackles post-Brexit congestion concerns

Rail Delivery Group has announced that the creation of new Railway Customs Area (RCA) at rail freight terminals would avoid the need for a...
Dean of Coventry Cathedral visits the Talyllyn Railway

Dean of Coventry Cathedral visits the Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway has announced that the Dean of Coventry Cathedral, Very Rev'd John Witcombe, and his wife, Ricarda, has visited the Talyllyn Railway...
Train operators set to revolutionise rail travel

Train operators and tech experts set to revolutionise rail travel in...

Train Operating Companies in Britain are set to publish more real-time information to enable tech firms to develop better and more intelligent travel apps...
Mid Suffolk Light Railway

Steam locomotive hauled trains return to the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway has announced that steam locomotive hauled trains will return to the line this weekend, on Sunday 12th August 2018,...
London Underground

RMT confirms more strike action at Ruislip

RMT has confirmed that they will be more strike action taking place by transplant train maintenance and stores staff at London Underground’s Ruislip Depot. Two...
Oxenholme rail station car park improved

Oxenholme Lake District car park makeover completed

Network Rail has announced that the makeover on the car park at Oxenholme Lake District railway station has been completed. The work is part of...
Scotrail logo

ScotRail Foundation relaunches £70,000 charitable funds

The ScotRail Foundation has announced that its Cultural and Arts fund is doubling the size of its grants. The Fund will be giving grants of...
Alton station on the Watercress Line

FREE tours around Ropley steam locomotive sheds this August

The Mid Hants Railway is allowing visitors to take a look behind the scenes at Ropley steam locomotive shed this August for free! Visitors who...
Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is number one train operator in London and South...

Chiltern Railways has announced that they have been voted the top train operator for London and the South East for reputation in the latest...
35028 Clan Line

Where and when to see steam locomotive No. 35028 Clan Line...

Steam locomotive 35028 Clan Line will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Shalford on Friday 10th August 2018. The Merchant...
Sea Lion progress

An update on steam locomotive ‘Sea Lion’ – 8th August 2018

The Groudle Glen Railway has released an update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 'Sea Lion'. The locomotive's boiler has now been reunited with the...
John Rennie on the Ruislip Lido Railway

Train services cancelled at the Ruislip Lido Railway on the 9th...

The Ruislip Lido Railway, in London, has announced that all train services will be cancelled at the railway on the 9th August 2018. The unfortunate news...

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