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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.
45699 "Galatea" // Credit C. Ainscough

Steam locomotive 45699 Galatea heading home to Carnforth on Thursday

45699 Galatea is heading back to Carnforth after its role as steam locomotive for the first Scarborough Spa Express. Timings for the Scarborough Spa Express...
45699 Galatea

First steam locomotive hauled Scarborough Spa Express of 2019 this Thursday

Steam locomotive No.45699 Galatea will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in York and Seamer on Thursday 20th June 2019. The...
45699 "Galatea" // Credit C. Ainscough

Steam locomotive 45699 Galatea heading for York this Wednesday

45699 Galatea will be heading for York this Wednesday, as it prepares for the first Scarborough Spa Express of the year. The move is from...
61306 at Whitchurch

Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower to haul evening train tomorrow

61306 will be hauling the third Sunset Steam Express this Tuesday, the third of a new range of tours from Steam Dreams. 61306 will head...
61306 "Mayflower" // Credit Alan Wilson

Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower heads for Windsor tomorrow!

61306 Mayflower will be on the mainline again this Tuesday, as it hauls this week's Royal Windsor Steam Express. These new one way tours will...
Transport for London

Engineering train travels full length of Northern Line extension

Transport for London has announced that the Northern Line Extension has passed a major milestone after an engineering train successfully travelled the entire length...
Chessington improvements complete

Chessington South becomes fully accessible

South Western Railway has announced that, for the first time since construction in 1939, Chessington South is now fully accessible for passengers with reduced...
Virgin trains at London Euston

Virgin Trains introduce Chat Carriages

Virgin Trains invited its passengers to start conversations with other passengers this Friday in its new Chat Carriage. Coach C on a number of Pendolino...
West Midlands Trains to help jobseekers

Dads travel free this Father’s Day with West Midlands Railway

West Midlands Railway has announced that they have a special offer for dads this weekend, with free travel on Father's Day, tomorrow. Special ‘Dads Go...
34046 Braunton

Steam locomotive 34046 Braunton in Taunton this Sunday

Steam locomotive No.34046 Braunton will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Westbury and Taunton on Sunday 16th June...