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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 5526 set to visit the East Anglian Railway Museum

The East Anglian Railway Museum has announced that they will be welcoming GWR Small Prairie No. 5526 in 2020.

Welcome to the LNER Stadium… Train operator sponsors Lincoln City Football...

Lincoln City Football Clube has announced that London North Eastern Railway, or LNER, have agreed a three-year naming partnership.

Angel Trains to offer Pacers to heritage railways and emergency services

Angel Trains has announced that it has plans to offer Class 142 pacer trains to heritage railways and the emergency services following their withdrawal from service with Northern.

ScotRail announces Class 314 farewell tour

Unfortunately, it’s the end of the line for ScotRail’s fleet of Class 314s, as it's confirmed that the last of the trains will be withdrawn from passenger service.

Southeastern announces timetable changes for December 2019

Southeastern has announced that timetable changes coming this month will bring shorter journey times on some Highspeed and Mainline services, with better connections at key stations as well as changes to train lengths.

More trains from Middlesborough to Whitby from Northern

Northern has announced that they are to introduce more train services to help passengers between Middlesbrough and Whitby.

Tickets sold out for Flying Scotsman’s visit to the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line has announced that tickets for passengers to ride behind the Flying Scotsman in 2020 have sold out.

School children fill Horsham station with Christmas cheer

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that Horsham schoolchildren have filled their local station with Christmas cheer.

Thousands of fare dodgers caught by Southeastern

Southeastern has announced that a crackdown on fare evading passengers in the Medway towns has resulted in a safer railway for passengers in Kent.

Boiler for steam locomotive 6880 Betton Grange passes test

The 6880 Betton Grange Society have announced that the boiler for GWR 'Grange' No. 6880 Betton Grange has passed its boiler test.

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