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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.
No. 13065 at Summerseat on the East Lancashire Railway

Visiting Locos Announced For Keighley & Worth Valley Gala

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway has announced two visiting locos which will be visiting the railway in 2017 for their Winter Steam Gala...
Winifred and Stanhope on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway during Penrhyn Redirected

Penrhyn Quarry Railway – New Station Building Funding

The Penrhyn Quarry Railway has previously raised £9000 towards their extension plan towards the quarry. The discussions between the railway and the land owner...
Sarah takes out a Santa Special on the Thompson Park Railwayvideo

Thompson Park Railway – Santa Specials 2016 (4K)

Last week, we visited the Thompson Park Railway in Burnley, Lancashire, for the railway's Santa Specials for the year. The railway had 5 Locos running,...
Edward Thomas at Tywyn on the Talyllyn Railway

Featured Fridays – 09/12/2016 – Edward Thomas on the Talyllyn Railway

Our fifth featured Fridays comes from Twitter and flickr user Philip Page, and is a picture of steam locomotive 'Edward Thomas' on the Talyllyn Railway. Edward Thomas on the...
Miniature Railway at Gypsy Wood Parkvideo

Throwback Thursdays – Ep. 50 – Gypsy Wood Park

Episode 50 of our 'Throwback Thursday' series takes us back to 2015 when we visited Gypsy Wood Park, which is farm park with a...
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A Caravan Site for the NYMR – St Helens in the...

If your looking for somewhere to stay whilst visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and you have a Caravan or Tent... then St Helens...
No. 8 Llywelyn departs Aberystwyth for Devils Bridge on the Vale of Rheidol Railwayvideo

A Summers Day Trip on the Vale Of Rheidol Railway (4K)

During the summer of 2016, we made our first visit of 2016  to the Vale of Rheidol Railway, in Aberystwyth, Wales. In operation for...
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Featured Fridays – 2/12/16 – Steam on the West Highland Line,...

Our fourth featured Fridays comes from UK Trains 1, and is a video of 'The Jacobite' Railtour in the West Highland Line, in Northern Scotland. The Jacobite on the West...
King Edward of Wales at Fairbourne

Throwback Thursdays – Ep. 49 – Prince Edward of Wales at...

In this weeks Throwback Thursdays, we see Steam Locomotive Prince Edward of Wales at Fairbourne during the railways Century of Steam Gala in 2016.   Prince...
Winifred at the sheds

New Plan For The Bala Lake Railway

The Bala Lake Railway has released new plans for their planned extension into the town of Bala. This would see both trains and cars...