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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.

Talyllyn Railway coach appeal has donation via sock

The Talyllyn Railway have announced that they have received a donation towards the work taking place on Corris Railway Coach No.17 through a sock. Five-year-old...

Steam locomotive No.70000 Britannia to haul services at the Severn Valley...

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that steam locomotive 70000 Britannia will be hauling passenger trains this weekend. 70000 Britannia will be hauling trains between...

Metro train journeys to Newcastle Airport at record high

Nexus has announced that Metro journeys to Newcastle Airport are at a record high. The body that owns and operates the Metro has said that...

Ruislip Lido Railway Santa Specials now available to book

Christmas only comes once a year, and the Ruislip Lido Railway will be running Santa Specials once again for the 2018 season. Santa Specials will...

Designs unveiled for three new railway stations in Birmingham

West Midlands Railway has announced that plans for three new railway stations in Birmingham have been unveiled. The plans come as the reopening of the...

Steam locomotive owner becomes Acting Chairman at the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced that Jonathan Jones Pratt has become the company's Acting Chairman for the next three months. Mr Pratt was announced...

Hull Trains celebrate 18 years of service

Hull Trains, the long distance train operating company, is celebrating 18 years since the first ever train departed from Hull, bound for London. Hull Trains...

Happy 10th Birthday to Peters Railway

Famous author, Chris Vine, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the popular series of railway books for children, Peters Railway. 2008 saw the first book...

RMT launch campaign to stop closure of London Overground ticket offices

RMT has announced that it is launching a campaign to stop London Overground ticket offices from closing. A total of 51 offices are up for...

Steam locomotive Douglas arrives at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Over on the Grosmont M.P.D News - The Original Facebook group, photos have been shared showing the arrival of two guest steam locomotives for...

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