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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.
Linda and Blanche ready for departure on the Ffestiniog Railway

Steam locomotive footplate rides at the Ffestiniog Railway

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have announced that they will be running footplate rides this Easter. These are FREE and let you step on...
Graham Alexander prepares for departure from Willow Lawn on the Ruislip Lido Railway during our Half Term Visit

Easter operating times at the Ruislip Lido Railway

The Ruislip Lido Railway has released its running details for the Easter period. A variety of locomotives are expected to be hauling trains to and...
7752 at the West Somerset Railway

Steam locomotive 7752 arrives at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 7752 has arrived at their base. 7752 has arrived from Tyseley Locomotive Works and joins the...
Stadler

Stadler signs contract for 60 new locomotives

VR Group, from Finland, and Stadler has announced that they have signed a contract for 60 new diesel-electric locomotives. The new locomotives will improve the...
c2c // Credit: Railway News

c2c tops punctuality league table

Train operator, c2c, has announced that they have named the UK’s best train operator under the toughest-ever punctuality measures used by the rail industry. Using...
Northern units

Planned Northern cancellations this Easter Sunday

Northern has announced details of cancellations to train services on Sunday 21st April 2019 in the North West. Northern have chosen the train services to minimise...
Southeastern

WIN the cost of your Southeastern annual season ticket

Southeastern Railway has announced that passengers now have the chance to win the cost of their annual season ticket. The competition comes as the train...
Class 43

The last GWR Class 43 locomotive hauled train announced!

Great Western Railway has announced the date for the last Class 43 HST service from London Paddington. The last express HST from Paddington will depart...
45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier" Hauling The Jacobite // Credit Scottish Landscape and Wildlife Photography

Steam trains over the Harry Potter viaduct this Easter!

This Easter, West Coast Railways will be back in Scotland, operating their Jacobite steam trains. This Easter, the trains will be hauled by newly overhauled...
60009 at the NRM

Where and when to see steam locomotive 60009 Union of South...

Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Manchester and Keighley on...