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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.

Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas on tour heading through Skipton this Saturday

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Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Keighley and Skipton on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

Step free access works at Mill Hill East station completed

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Transport for London has announced that passengers using Mill Hill East Tube Station can now use the step-free facilities thanks to the completion of modernisation work.

South Tynedale Railway announces steam locomotive footplate experience days

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The South Tynedale Railway has announced that enthusiasts can now book a footplate experience to drive and fire one of their steam locomotives.

Further wet weather set to disrupt rail journeys this weekend

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Network Rail is advising passengers in the North West and Cumbria to check before travelling with the wet weather continuing.

129-year-old bridge replaced as part of Wessex line upgrade

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Network Rail has announced that rail engineers have worked incredibly hard over the past four days to replace the deck of a 129-year-old railway bridge.

Plaque unveiled to celebrate restoration of Cleethorpes Clock Tower

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Network Rail has announced that a plaque was unveiled today, Thursday 20th February 2020, at Cleethorpes station, which celebrates the completion of a £410,000 restoration project of the clock tower.

Greater Anglia fare dodgers ordered to pay £400,000

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Greater Anglia has announced that fare dodgers were ordered to pay almost £400,000 after the operator prosecuted people caught riding trains without tickets.

140 arrests in 3 months for British Transport Police’s Taskforce

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The British Transport Police has announced that more than 140 people have been arrested since they started the County Lines Taskforce in December.

Grand Central announces £21m investment as new look locomotive appears in...

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Grand Central has announced that it is investing more than £21m into the Blackpool to London route, with the first locomotive appearing in public with its new livery.

New owner for Black 5 steam locomotive 44806

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that Black 5 No 44806 has its future secured thanks to a new agreement between the railway and Peter Best.

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