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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.
Greater Anglia class 90

Electric car charging is booming at Greater Anglia stations

Greater Anglia has announced that more people than ever are using their electric car charging points at GA stations. Car charging points can be found...
Virgin Trains name class 91 'The Fusiliers'

Virgin Trains reveal ‘The Fusiliers’ train

Virgin Trains have announced that The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers has been honoured with the naming of one of their Class 91 locomotives to mark...
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ScotRail launches £400,000 cycling fund

ScotRail has announced that it has launched its £400,000 Cycle Fund, this is part of its ongoing commitment to improving access and facilities for...
West Midlands Trains to help jobseekers

West Midlands Trains to help jobseekers

West Midlands Trains has announced that it will be offering jobseekers free travel whilst looking for a job on all of its London North...
Maghull station set for June 2018 opening

June opening confirmed by Merseyrail for Maghull North station

People living in Maghull will soon benefit from better links to the rail network from June 2018 as the opening date for the new...
Locomotive Phoenix at the Fancott Miniature Railway

Britains last pub railway could close if no volunteers are found!

The Fancott Miniature Railway, in Toddington, Bedfordshire, is on the brink of closure if no extra volunteers are found soon. The 7 ¼" railway is...
Series 2 Episode 1 of the new Paddington 24/7 series to start tonight

Paddington 24/7 returns to Channel 5 for a second series

Channel 5's behind the scenes documentary on London Paddington station is returning for a second series tonight. Series 2 episode 1 will be shown tonight...
Leander steams through Summerseat during the East Lancashire Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018video

East Lancashire Railway – Spring Steam Gala 2018 (4K)

Over the weekend of 3rd/4th March 2018, we find ourselves back at the East Lancashire Railway for the second time in 2018. In what was...
Diana on the freight during the Ffestiniog Railway Quirks & Curiosities 2 event

Steam locomotive ‘Diana’ passes annual boiler test

The Amerton Railway has announced that resident steam locomotive 'Diana' has passed its annual boiler test and is ready for the 2018 season. Diana will...
Meillionen Station

Meillionen Holiday Park Halt on the Welsh Highland Railway to remain...

The Welsh Highland Railway, over on their Facebook page, has announced that the halt at Meillionen Caravan Park will remain closed until the 8th June...