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Michael Holden

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.
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Class 37 locomotive nameplates up for sale

Direct Rail Services have put up for sale a range of locomotive…

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Steam locomotive owner given British Empire Medal

Peter Best, known for owning locomotives such as 2253 Omaha and LMS…

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“Are coffee cups left on trains classed as litter?”

Train operators around the country have a band of presentation staff who…

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Steam locomotive Marcia set for Kent return

Marcia, a 101-year-old steam locomotive, is set to return to the Kent…

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Hertfordshire rail workers named in King’s Birthday Honours

Two rail workers in Hertfordshire have been awarded British Empire Medals in…

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Investigation finds locomotive was going too fast to stop at red signal in Staffordshire

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released a report into a signal…

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Steam Festival coming to Lincolnshire railway this July

A steam filled weekend is coming to the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway…

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New London trains set to be built in Derbyshire

Alstom has signed a new £370m contract for the supply of 10…

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Yorkshire railway purchases Class 47 locomotive

The Wensleydale Railway has announced that they have purchased Class 47 Np.…

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London trains suspended after signalling fault

Passengers are being warned to check before travelling this morning after a…

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