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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.

An update on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific

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The Mid Hants Railway has released an update on the overhaul work being carried out on steam locomotive 35005 Canadian Pacific. The team of volunteers...

Progress made on East West Railway

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The UK's Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has welcomed the latest milestone for East West Rail during a visit to Bicester He met with Network Rail...

Chelfham railway station on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway closed until...

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UPDATE: The station reopened in February 2019 after the work was completed The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway has announced that Chelfham station has been closed...

Football academy students get free travel with Great Northern and Thameslink

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Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that six future footballers from Luton, Stevenage, Knebworth, Hitchin and Sandy have received free travel on Great Northern and...

See steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell’s last TPO run LIVE

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As 70013 Oliver Cromwell approaches her final days in steam before her boiler ticket expires, there is a final chance to see it at...

New audio guide from Arriva Trains Wales

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Arriva Trains Wales has introduced an audio guide that has been designed to assist customers with sight loss. The bilingual guides are available to download...

Steam locomotive 34053 Sir Keith Park returns to passenger service

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The Swanage Railway has announced that Bulleid 34053 Sir Keith Park has returned to passenger service following repairs. '53' has been out of service for...

Northern announce cancellations this Friday evening due to lack of conductors

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Northern has announced a number of cancellations of Friday afternoon/evening services from Liverpool. The destinations include Manchester Oxford Road, Blackpool North, Wigan North Western and...

Steam locomotive 34052 Lord Dowding to haul passenger trains at the...

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West Somerset Railway has announced that steam locomotive 34046 Braunton (in the guise of 34052 Lord Dowding) will be hauling passenger trains this Sunday. The...

Steam locomotive 6430 to visit the Nene Valley Railway in 2019

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The Nene Valley Railway has announced that steam locomotive No.6430 will be visiting them over the summer in 2019. The GWR Pannier tank will be...

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Book Review: Steam on the Southern & Western

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Steam on the Southern & Western is new book from Pen & Sword which was released a couple of months ago. The book looks...
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