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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.

Book Review: North British Type 2 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric Class 21 and...

Published a couple of months ago, this new release from publishers Pen & Sword is part of their Locomotive Portfolio series and covers Class 21 and 29 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric locomotives.

How to find out more about a major Mossley Hill railway...

Network Rail has revealed plans to replace a footpath bridge that connects Elmsley Road and Bridge Road in Mossley Hill, in Liverpool.

Free travel for families with cancer thanks to ScotRail

ScotRail has announced that it has partnered with Whiteleys Retreat to help families throughout Scotland to access much-needed respite facilities.

Rail journeys to be quicker in Somerset and Dorset thanks to...

Network Rail has announced that it will be carrying out upgrades between Castle Cary and Weymouth over a number of weekends this spring to provide passengers with a more reliable railway.

Steam locomotive 92134 wins top award

Steam Railway Magazine has announced that everyone involved in the restoration of BR 9F No. 92134 has won the HRA Steam Railway readers award.

Rail passengers thanked as emergency repairs near Lancaster are completed

Network Rail has thanked rail passengers for their patience after emergency repairs to the overhead lines on the West Coast Mainline.

Passengers make contactless switch on Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus has announced that Metro passengers can now use contactless when paying for travel at ticket machines.

Mid Hants Railway release Alton station update

The Mid Hants Railway has released an update on the final pieces of work to Alton station before the 2020 season begins.

Grand Central reveals new passenger lounge at Hartlepool station

Grand Central has announced that it has installed a new waiting room for rail passengers at Hartlepool station.

DB Cargo UK runs first trains into Washwood Heath for Tarmac

DB Cargo UK has announced that it has made its first delivery of aggregate to new asphalt facility by Tarmac, at Washwood Heath in Birmingham.

EXCLUSIVE: The Duke – The Impossible Dream – Past, Present and...

Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and they have provided us with an exclusive update on the history of the project, written by Trevor Tuckley. The update below is in its original unedited version