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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.
Hornby Class 71

Meet The New Class 71 Locomotives

Hornby have release two new locomotives to its range of model trains, the locomotives are Class 71 locomotives. The Class 71 comes in two colours....
185 Refurb // Credit: TPExpress

WATCH: TransPennine Overhauls Class 185s

TransPennine Express have started work refurbishing their 51 strong fleet of 185 three carriage trains. The work is being undertaken by Siemens. Each of the...
Credit: Greater Anglia

New RailCard Set To Be Introduced

A new railcard is set to be offered to 26-30 year olds from December - ahead of a wider rollout next year. Greater Anglia will...
Scotrail 385

ScotRail 385 Travels From Edinburgh To Linlithgow

ScotRail has announced that one of its new electric trains, a Class 385, has succefully completed a journey from Edinburgh to Linlithgow. The train is...
Liverpool Lime Street // Credit: London Midland

London Midland Return To Liverpool Lime Street

From today, Monday 23rd October 2017, London Midland services from Birmingham will return to Liverpool Lime Street The closure of Liverpool Lime Street is a...
Skoda Tram

New Trams From Skoda

Skoda has announced that one of its subsidiary brands, Transtech Oy, will be supplying 65 new trams to the city of Tampere, in Finland. The...
Credit: Gloucestshire Warwickshire Railway

Train Driver Retires After 65 Years On The Job

A Train Driver has retired from duties at the Gloucestshire Warwickshire Railway after 80 years as a railwayman. Jeff Madge took his last turn as...
No. 323 Bluebell // Credit: Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway Launch Track Appeal

The Bluebell Railway have launched a Track Appeal to renew sections of track on the line which has become uneven due to track wear. The...
A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby // Credit: RailAdvent

See Tornado At The Didcot Railway Centre

A1 Peppercorn No. 60163 'Tornado' is currently visiting the Didcot Railway Centre until the 25th November ungoing some routine maintenance. The locomotive is now available...
5239 Goliath // Credit: Martin Honor

Goliath Arrives At The East Somerset Railway

On Wednesday,(18th October 2017), the East Somerset Railway announced that Ex GWR loco No. 5239 'Goliath' arrived at Cranmore. The reasoning behind this locomotive arriving...