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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.
61305 Mayflower

Weekly steam trains to Windsor are running this week

A steam locomotive will be heading from London to Windsor this Tuesday as it hauls the new range of tours from Steam Dreams. These new...
35018 British India Line

The Dalesman steam train departs York this Tuesday

A steam locomotive is heading for Carlisle as it heads a section of The Dalesman from York. The locomotive will be heading from Hellifield to...
Merseyrail Electrics train at Maghull station.

Merseyrail annouce timetable for strike on Saturday 24th August

Merseyrail has released its timetable for the upcoming strike action by guard members of the RMT union on Saturday 24 August. A limited service will...
c2c // Credit: Railway News

c2c apologise for Smartcard issues

c2c has apologised and thanked its passsengers after a bumpy year regarding its Smartcards. Earlier in the year, the train operator upgraded its ticket booking...
60009 Union of south africa

Paignton set to welcome steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa...

Steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Bristol and Paignton on Sunday 18th...
Greater Anglia new train

Extra trains for Cromer Carnival from Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has announced it is running additional train services to coincide with this year’s Cromer Carnival. Extra trains will run between Norwich and Cromer...

NYMR Northern Lights Express information

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has released information on its 2019 Northern Lights Express services. The Northern Lights Express will operate on 30 November &...
No. 44871 at Irwell Vale

Steam locomotive hauled tour heading out of Linlithgow this Sunday

Ian Riley's Ex LMS Black Five 44871 will be in action this Sunday hauling the Fife Borders railtour from Linlithgow to Tweedbank via Edinburgh...
45596 Bahamas at Chesterfield

Steam locomotive hauled Waverley heading for Carlisle this Sunday

Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Keighley and Skipton on Sunday 18th August 2019. The...
7029 Clun Castle

Steam locomotive 7029 Clun Castle heading for Stratford-upon-Avon this Sunday

Steam locomotive 7029 Clun Castle will be back on the mainline this Sunday as it hauls the Shakespeare Express to Stratford-upon-Avon. The locomotive will be...