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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.
Lewes closure

Buses to replace trains in Lewes

Network Rail has announced that they will be switching on a more modern signalling to reduce delays to train services.
Arabica Cofffee launches at Horsham

Arabica Coffee now available at Horsham railway station

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that Arabica Coffee has been launched at Horsham railway station. Passengers can now enjoy fresh coffee, pastries and much more The...

Smartcard switch wins man £1000s

South Western Railway has announced that Simon Hunt is the first passenger to win back the value of his season ticket. Mr Hunt won nearly...
Northamptonshire road bridge

Northamptonshire road bridge set for partial closure

Network Rail is advising motorists in Corby that the Cottingham Road bridge is set to be partially closed for six weeks to allow work...
419 at the Churnet Valley Railway

Steam locomotive 419 joins 60103 Flying Scotsman at the Swanage Spring...

The Swanage Railway has announced that Caledonian Railway 419 will be visiting them for their Spring Steam Up. The Spring Steam Up will be held...
South Western Railway logo

RMT call off South Western strike

RMT has announced that progress in talks with South Western Railway has allowed the suspension of strike action. The continued strike action programme in the...
Garrett 87 collecting carriages

New colour for steam locomotive 87

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have announced that No.87 will have a new colour when it reappears the following overhaul. The NG/G16 is currently...
31163

Locomotive 31163 to visit the Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that Class 31 97205 (31163) will be visiting the line for their Spring Diesel Gala. An intensive timetable will...
46521 on the Great Central Railway

A day with steam locomotive 46521 at the Keighley and Worth...

Following the announcement of 46521 by the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for their Spring Steam Gala, 30742 Charters has announced a special day...
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WATCH: Steam locomotive 75069 returns to service at the Severn Valley...

Saturday 16th February 2019 saw Riddles 4MT 75069 return to service at the Severn Valley Railway. The return followed its overhaul, which has seen the...