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Michael Holden

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.
60009 "Union of South Africa" at Nene Valley Railway // Credit Jamie Duggan, RailAdvent

Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa on the mainline tomorrow

Steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Worcester on Saturday 16th February...
45596 Bahamas at Long Preston

Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas in Carlisle tomorrow

Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas will be back in steam on the mainline and will be on the move tomorrow! The Jubilee locomotive is heading from...
50035 Ark Royal to visit the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for their 50th anniversary gala

Second locomotive announced for West Somerset Diesel Gala

The West Somerset Railway has announced their second guest for this year's diesel gala. The "Vintage Diesels to the Seaside II" gala will be held...
Long Rock Depot

Great Western Railway to open Long Rock Depot doors in aid...

Great Western Railway has announced that they will be opening the doors of their Long Rock Depot to the public in 2019. The open day...
East Midlands Trains to launch new business booking system

Stagecoach to continue East Midlands Trains franchise

Stagecoach has announced that is to continue operating East Midlands Trains for at least another five months. This follows a new agreement with the...
D821 Greyhound

Locomotive 821 Greyhound to visit the Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway has announced that Class 42 'Warship' D821 'Greyhound' will be visiting the line for a period in 2019. Greyhound is visiting...
30587

Steam locomotive 30587 to visit the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has announced that Beattie Well Tank 30587 will be visiting the line in 2019. The London and South Western Railway locomotive will...
Beeches Light Railway

Private steam railway set for closure

Adrian Shooter has announced that his private steam railway, the Beeches Light Railway, will be closing this year. The railway will be closing after 15...
60163 "Tornado" at Nene Valley Railway on April 22nd 2017 // Credit Jamie Duggan, RailAdvent

Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado on the mainline tomorrow

Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado will be back in steam on the mainline and will be on the move tomorrow! The A1 locomotive is heading from...
ummus & pomegranate wrap from Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains launches first ever Vegan Society registered wrap

Virgin Trains has announced that it has launched a new wrap approved by the Vegan Society. This comes after they formed a partnership with...