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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.
Leceister Riders basketball team

East Midlands Trains Partners Up With Leicester Riders

East Midlands Trains have announced it has agreed on a partnership with the basketball team, Leicester Riders, who are the reigning BBL Champions, for...
Bakerloo Tube Engineering works

Increase in reliability as Engineering Work on Bakerloo Line is completed

Transport for London has announced it has completed engineering works on the Bakerloo line to try and boost reliability and improve journey times. This is...
Steam Loco The Unknown Warrior stands outside awaiting transport to Warley

LMS Patriot Project Announce New Boiler Contractors

The LMS Patriot Project has announced their new boiler contractors after the L&NWR Heritage decided to stop the original contract work. The new contractors, Heritage...
Northern Rock on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - Mince Pie Specials

Grab a Free Mince Pie In The Lake District This December!

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway will be hauling Mince Pie Specials this December and early January. This goes back to the times when the Western...
ScotRail Living Wage

Extra Late Night Trains This Christmas From Scotrail

ScotRail have announced that they will be putting on extra trains for the run-up to Christmas. Extra trains will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The...

Thameslink & Great Northern staff raise over £14,000 for the Keech...

Thameslink and Great Northern Railway have announced that they have raised over £14,000 for a local charity, 'Keech Hospice Care' in Luton. This is after...
West coast mainline after work to repair a cutting after a landslip which caused a derailment

£4m Embankment Upgrade Completed Near Watford

Network Rail has announced that work to secure an embankment on the West Coast Mainline, near Watford, has been completed. This is after a landslip...
ScotRail Living Wage

Extra Carriages on Scotrail for this Weekends sport

ScotRail has announced that they are to add extra carriages to trains during this weekend as a result of Sport taking place as well...
Locomotive Maltby at the Groudle Glen Railway

Groudle Glen Railway reveal their Baguley Locomotive ‘Maltby’

The Groudle Glen Railway has revealed the name of their locomotive for this years Santa Trains on the Isle of Man. The railway is welcoming...
WLLR collection. Photo taken at the West Lancs during the Joffre 100

Seven In Steam For Belgium Steam Festival In 2018

The Belgium Steam Museum will be holding the Stoomcentrum Maldegem’s steam festival in 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the end of the first...