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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 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier to haul this Sunday’s Jacobite

45407 The Lancashire Fusilier will be on Jacobite duties this Sunday, hauling the railtour between Fort William and Mallaig. The Black 5 will be taking...
No. 44871 at Irwell Vale

When to see steam locomotive 44871 in York this Sunday

44871 will be back on the mainline once again this Sunday, as it heads up the East Coast Mainline with another tour. The Black 5...
London Kings Cross HPA signing

Heritage Partnership Agreement signed at London King’s Cross

Network Rail has announced that Heritage Minister Michael Ellis has attended the signing of a Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) at King’s Cross Station with...
First Norwich in 90

Greater Anglia completes first Norwich in 90 service

Greater Anglia has announced that the fastest ever train service between Norwich and London has now started. This cuts down the journey time to just...
new app for snowdon mountain railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway launch interactive mountain map!

The Snowdon Mountain Railway has announced that it is launching its own mobile phone app. The aim of the app is to enhance the experience...
6233 Duchess of Sutherland

Steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland declared a failure – an...

The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust has released an update on 6233 Duchess of Sutherland. 6233 was on a light engine movement from Carnforth Steamtown...
railway dangers

Teen who received 34% burns supports industry’s You Vs Train campaign

Network Rail has announced that a teenager, who suffered 34% burns to his body after trespassing on the railway, has shared his story to...
Freightliner class 66

Rail freight industry calls for joined-up railway

The Rail Delivery Group has announced that the rail freight industry is calling for a better joined up railway. It is also saying that improved...
Didcot Railway Centre to open 500,000 signalling centre

Swindon Panel to operate this Bank Holiday Weekend

The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that the Swindon Panel will be operating this Bank Holiday Weekend. The panel will be operating on Saturday 25,...
No.1

Steam locomotives in action this Bank Holiday in Downpatrick

This Bank Holiday, why not board the steam train at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway. It makes for a perfect chance to make a...