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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.

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway 60th Anniversary Gala postponed

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The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicles Trust has announced that it has postponed its plans for its anniversary gala due to take place on Saturday 18th July 2020.

Coronavirus: Social distancing guides installed at Manchester Piccadilly

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Network Rail has announced that new measures will be put in place this week at Manchester Piccadilly to keep passengers safe during the Coronavirus crisis.

Merseyrail trains set to reduce again as more staff self-isolate due...

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Merseyrail has announced that due to government measures and the increasing number of staff self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be further changes to trains from Thursday 2nd April 2020.

The Swanage Railway urgently needs donations as coronavirus halts steam trains

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The Swanage Railway has announced that it has launched an appeal for donations to help the line during the Coronavirus crisis.

New British built Greater Anglia train makes maiden voyage

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Greater Anglia has announced that the first of its new electric trains has made its first journey from London Liverpool Street.

B17 Steam Locomotive Trust requests quotations for rolling chassis components 

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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust has published the latest update on the construction of their new build London and North Eastern Railway B17 'Sandringham' Class No.61673 "Spirit of Sandringham".

Somerset railway line reopens after nine days of improvements

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Network Rail has announced that a section of railway between Taunton and Castle Cary in Somerset has reopened, allowing key workers to get to work.

Government announce new contracts for Great Western Railway and Southeastern

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Important rail services across the South East, South West and South Wales will continue running thanks to new contracts between Great Western Railway and Southeastern.

Parking charges at Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street waived for...

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Network Rail has announced that NHS and care workers using Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street can park for free during the coronavirus crisis.

Rail Riders has a named locomotive once again!

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Rail Riders has announced that they have had a Class 66 locomotive named after the club.

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