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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.
1450 stops at Hayles Halt

New Station Opens on the GWSR

On the 6th June 2017 a new station opened on the GWSR. The Halt, Hayless Abbey was originally opened in 1928, but was closed...
Royal Scot to steam on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Nene Valley Railway – 40th Anniversary Gala – Information

This weekend, the Nene Valley Railway are celebrating 40 years of preservation with a special anniversary weekend with an intensive timetable and two visiting...
A DMU on the Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway Services Return To Wareham

The Swanage Railway is set to make history next month when Swanage and Corfe Castle will once again be reconnected to the mainline at...
Sherpa at Barmouth Ferry

Fairbourne Railway – Steam Gala 2017 – Information

This weekend, the Fairbourne Railway are holding their annual Steam Gala - this year, steam locomotive 'Sian' will be visiting from the Windmill Farm...
No. 323 Bluebell // Credit: Bluebell Railway

Severn Valley Announce First Three Visitors To Autumn Steam Gala

The Severn Valley Railway has, on Monday (22/05/17) announced the first 3 of 4 visiting steam locomotives to its Autumn Steam Gala later this...

Ffestiniog Railway – Quirks & Curiosities II (4K)

Over the weekend of 28th April 2017 to the 1st May 2017 the Ffestiniog Railway held their Quirks and Curiosities event, this is the...
Lego Flying Scotsman (Midland Railway - Butterly)

Midland Railway – Butterly Brick Week 2017 – Information

The Midland Railway, at Butterly, Derbyshire are holding a very special event during half term (from 27th May to 4th June 2017) in the...
Wroxham Broad arrives at Beckfoot on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

3 Locos Make It To RHDR 90th Birthday Celebration!

The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway are celebrating their 90th Birthday this year. To celebrate, they are holding a special Steam and Diesel Gala,...
No. 69023 'Joem' and 62005 depart Grosmont for Pickering

See How A Yorkshire Railway Works By Going Behind The Scenes

A Yorkshire Railway is giving members of the public the chance to see what goes into operating one of the leading heritage railways in...
Cheddleton Station on the Churnet Valley Railway

Churnet Valley Railway – Cheddleton Station Appeal

The Churnet Valley Railway is looking for donations towards the purchase and initial repairs of Cheddleton Station. The station building is a grade 2 listed...