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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.
Downton Abbey filming at Beamish

New Downton Abbey film filmed at Beamish

Beamish has announced that they were a location for the new Downton Abbey movie. The museum welcomed stars for the filming of the highly-anticipated movie, which...
6201 Princess Elizabeth

Carlisle to welcome steam locomotive this Saturday

Steam locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Carlisle and Blackburn on Saturday 14th September...
172 on test

Another 170 passengers hit with penalties due to no tickets

West Midlands Railway has announced that a further 170 ticketless rail travellers were hit with penalty fares in Birmingham this week. This follows on from...
Hythe Station on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

RAIB to investigate serious operating incident at the Romney & Hythe...

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released information into a serious incident which happened in August 2019 at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway At...
Docklands Light Railway industrial action suspended

Roof at Bank station entrance complete

Transport for London has announced that the roof on the new station entrance at Bank, has been 'topped out' and is now complete. The new...
Alton work

Alton station gets update as line continues to be shut

With the line between Alton and Medstead & Fourmarks Stations being closed, work at Alton on the Mid Hants Railway has continued to focus...
Intercity Record Train

War hero gets cab ride in Great Western Railway Intercity Express...

Former Great Western Railway driver Gordon Pritchard will ride in the driver’s cab of a new Intercity Express Train as part of his 100th...
6233 Duchess of Sutherland

TIMINGS: Steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland to return to Southall...

6233 Duchess of Sutherland will be back on the mainline this Friday following repairs in Norwich. Following its failure last weekend, the support crew for...
61306 Mayflower and 35018 British India Line

Steam locomotive swap at the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway has announced that they have been a change in locomotive for their upcoming Giants of Steam gala. Unfortunately, LMS Princess Coronation Class...
Rishra

Two more steam locomotive visitors for Apedale Gala

The Apedale Valley Light Railway has announced two further visiting steam locos for their 50th anniversary gala. The gala will be held on September 21...
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