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Wheels Lined Up In Order // Credit Tony Massau

The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust – March 2018 Update

The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust have recently posted their March 2018 update, with the progress made on building No.82045. Tanks and Cab The tanks are due...
No. 1900 "Claud Hamilton" As Built // Credit The Martin Hoyle Collection

Claud Hamilton Locomotive Group (Steam locomotive No.8783 “Phoenix”) – Project Information

This week's Project Information is based around the LNER D14/15/16s 'Claud Hamiltons', one of James Holden's most successful and popular designs. After looking at...
6000 "King George V", 5043 "Earl of Mount Edgcumbe" and 71000 "Duke of Gloucester" @ Tyseley - 25-10-15 // Credit: Jamie Duggan

Vintage Trains welcomes steam locomotive ‘Duke of Gloucester’

Vintage Trains and the BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust have announced a ten-year arrangement which sees 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' join their fleet...
"The Asparagus Express" Credit Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

‘Glos Warks’ to celebrate Asparagus Day with “The Asparagus Express” steam train

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have announced that they will be running  "The Asparagus Express". This will launch this year's British Asparagus Festival. British Asparagus Festival Starting on St...

Great Western Railway to operate Heathrow Express train services

Heathrow Express has announced that their rail service has been preserved until 2028 at least under a new agreement. Heathrow Express, or HEx for short,...
Peckett 1555 "Ivor the Engine" // Credit Adrian Thompson

Steam Locomotive Peckett 1555 “Ivor the Engine” is up for Sale

Steam locomotive, Peckett 1555 "Ivor the Engine", has been advertised for sale by its current owner. A brief history of 1555 1555 was built in 1920 at Peckett...
Whitwell and Reepham Railway

Can you help the Whitwell and Reepham Railway with their petition?

The Whitwell and Reepham Railway, along with their Preservation Society, are a heritage railway which can be found in Norfolk. They have been running...
CrossCountry HST

400,000 additional seats from CrossCountry between Bristol and Exeter

CrossCountry, part of the Arriva Group Train Company, has today announced it will be providing over 400,000 more seats each year for rail users...
Greater Anglia class 90

Electric car charging is booming at Greater Anglia stations

Greater Anglia has announced that more people than ever are using their electric car charging points at GA stations. Car charging points can be found...
Virgin Trains name class 91 'The Fusiliers'

Virgin Trains reveal ‘The Fusiliers’ train

Virgin Trains have announced that The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers has been honoured with the naming of one of their Class 91 locomotives to mark...

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