Thursday 14 December 2017

Some posts you may have missed - week ending 8th December 2017

Here is a review of the week here on the RailAdvent website.

Have a look through and see items of news, events or videos that you may have missed.

We update the page each week to give you a one stop list of all the happenings from the previous week.

B17 No. 61633 "Kimbolton Castle" Credit: The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

B17s – Engine 61662 Appeal and The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust – Project Information

This weeks Project Information features two new build projects, as both are building the same class of the locomotive, the LNER B17. This article will, therefore, be a bit longer, as there are two...
Santa set to visit stations on the Thameslink and Great Northern lines

Santa to visit Stations on Thameslink and Great Northern Lines

Thameslink and Great Northern Routes will have Santa visiting some of their stations this month as he swaps his sleigh for trains. Four stations will be hosting Santa as he greets children coming off trains...
North Norfolk Railway Santa Specials

A Magical Day with the Santa Specials on the North Norfolk Railway

The North Norfolk Railway is running their Steam Santa Specials in the weeks before Christmas. Fun for all the family! The trains depart Sheringham station and run through beautiful Norfolk countryside. Adults are served Sherry and...
No. 323 Bluebell // Credit: Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Release New-For-2018 Footplate Taster Days

The Bluebell Railway is offering a new Footplate Taster Day for 2018! The perfect gift for any Train Enthusiast or why not treat yourself?! This makes a perfect Christmas present if you are still looking...
8F steam locomotive now available at Hornby

Two New 8Fs Steam Onto The Hornby Store

Hornby has released the BR 8F Steam Locomotive on to their model railway website and has added to their collection of Steam Locomotives. The 8F had become the largest class of steam locomotive in the Stanier...
34059 boiler and firebox

Bluebell Presses On With Firebox Building With The Help From The South Devon Railway

Bluebell Resident Locos 34059 and 21C123 are having their new fireboxes built. Six new inner fireboxes are currently under construction at the engineering section of the South Devon Railway with help of the Firebox...
Grand Central HST

Charity Farewell Rail Tour for Grand Central HST’s

Train Operating Company, Grand Central, will be saying farewell to its fleet of three High-Speed Trains this month. The Class 43 HST Fleet is 41 years old this year. They will go into retirement when...
444040 working 3Z01 London Waterloo - Northam passes through Potbridge.

South Western Railway to compensate delays of just 15 minutes

South Western Railway has announced that passengers travelling on SWR train services can now claim compensation for Delay Repay if their journey is delayed by 15 minutes. This is half of what the previous threshold...
LMS 8F 8274 // Credit: Great Central Railway Nottingham FB Page

Great Central Railway Nottingham – 2018 Timetable and Fares

Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCRN) have released information about their 2018 Timetable and Fares. Included in the information is Special Events which will take place in 2018 at the line. Fares A standard adult fare between Ruddington and Loughborough...
Steam locomotive Richboro completing an annual steam test and boiler exam

Richboro Passes Annual Boiler Examination

The Aln Valley Railway, in England, has announced that their resident Steam Locomotive, Richboro, has passed its annual boiler exam. Having passed the boiler exam, the steam locomotive is now able to take part in...
Hornby Santas Express Christmas Train Set

It Wouldnt Be Christmas Without…?

Now December has arrived and you are putting up your Christmas Decorations for the year, why not add a little bit of steam to the tree with Hornby? The Hornby Santa's Express Train Set is...
Bluebell Railway bridge

Bluebell Bridges The Gap

The Bluebell Railway has almost completed work at Poleay Bridge after many days of busy activity by the Infrasture Team over the last three weeks. The last load of ballast was laid around the new...
Sir Keith Park Slips Its way out of Llangollen Railwayvideo

34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ Slips Out Of Llangollen (4K)

During the recent Autumn Steam Gala, we see visiting Bulleid 34053 'Sir Keith Park' (from the Severn Valley Railway) slip and slide its way out of Llangollen. It was hauling the first train of...
ScotRail Christmas Trains

ScotRail Launch Christmas Trains

ScotRail has released images of their newly designed logo for trains this Christmas and will be out on 5 trains this year. The design features Santa, his reindeer, and a snowman. This is not the first...
Virgin Trains Employee Set for bike riding challenge in India

Charity Bike Ride In India for Virgin Trains Employee

An employee for Virgin Trains at Carlisle is preparing to take his first Cycling Challenge halfway across the world in India, whilst raising money for charity. Iain Robison is 29 and is a Virgin Trains...

20,000 and counting! – Nene Valley Railway’s Popular Santa Specials

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) recently posted on their Facebook page that this year, they have had over 20,000 bookings for their Santa Special train service. NVR usually gets between 17,000 and 18,000 people visit...
LMS Patriot 'The Unknown Warrior'

The LMS-Patriot Project ((4)5551 “The Unknown Warrior”)- Project Information

As promised in the last Project Information, here's a New Build LMS-design project, The LMS-Patriot (The Unknown Warrior) Project. This week we will be looking at the background to the Patriot class, The LMS-Patriot Project's...
45231 "The Sherwood Forester" Credit Paul Hill

Icons of Steam’s Black 5 visits the Mid Hants Railway

Newly-overhauled Black 5 45231 "The Sherwood Forester" has traveled to the Mid Hants Railway (also known as "The Watercress Line"), where the locomotive will stay until early 2018. The Sherwood Forester is already in action...
Arriva Train Simulator

A special day at the Arriva Train Simulator

A man from Llandudno is aiming to make rail travel easier for people with Autism. He has experienced what its like to be in control of a train. On a visit to Cardiff, he was...
Credit: Greater Anglia

All aboard a Santa Express with Greater Anglia

Santa will be visiting Norfolk and Suffolk this December by train with thanks to Greater Anglia. He will be traveling on a total of 10 GA trains this month. When he's not on the trains, he...
Severn Valley Railway Christmas Pudding headboard

Christmas Pudding Headboard at the Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has launched a new Christmas Pudding Headboard which will be used on the Santa Steam Specials this year. The heritage railway, which is based in Kidderminster, will use the new headboards on...
ScotRail HST

Scotlands HSTs Move ‘One Step Closer’

ScotRail has welcomed the second High-Speed Trains (HSTs) to Scotland after it made its journey from the South of England The HSTs will connect Scotland's seven cities. The new train will be based in Haymarket. It...
Penhelig Railway Station

Upgrade for Penhelig Station on the Cambrian Coast Line

Penhelig Station, on the Cambrian Coast line, is to shut for 3 months in 2018. This is because engineers will be working to replace the timber platform. The improvements will be that the station will...

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