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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.
GB Railfreight 50s

GB Railfreight unveil Class 50 locomotives

GB Railfreight has unveiled their new-look Class 50 locomotives and their new livery. Class 50s, 50007 and 50049, from the Class 50 Alliance, will be used to...
Stanford le hope

c2c begin Stanford-le-hope redevelopment

Thurrock Council and c2c have announced that they have started a joint redevelopment of Stanford-le-Hope station. Work to demolish the 1960s ticket office and booking...
Class 37

Class 37 locomotive to take part in Greater Anglia charity train

Greater Anglia has announced it will be running a rail enthusiasts' charity charter train on Saturday 18 May to raise funds for East Anglia's...
92203 Black Prince

Steam locomotive 92203 Black Prince withdrawn from service

The Friends of Black Prince group has announced that No. 92203 ‘Black Prince’ is to be temporarily withdrawn from traffic for firebox repairs. Minor cracks...

Steam locomotive 1501 to visit the South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway has announced that steam locomotive 1501 will be visiting them in 2019. The Great Western Railway 0-6-0 Pannier tank will be...

Vivarail launches first fast charging for battery trains

Vivarail has announced that it has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its patented fast charge system to the Department for Transport and InnovateUK. The demonstration...

Prudhoe railway station extension work to begin

Network Rail and Northern have announced that they will be working together to carry out improvements to Prudhoe station as part of the Great...
Lytham bridge replacement

Blackpool South line reopens following bridge replacement

Network Rail has announced that the railway between Preston and Blackpool South has reopened after two weekends of work to replace a bridge over...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

Where and when to see steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman tomorrow

World famous locomotive Flying Scotsman will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Doncaster and Stevenage on Monday 18th March 2019. The...
locomotive 1219

Steam locomotive 1219 to visit the South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway has announced that steam locomotive No.1219 will be visiting them in 2019. The Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 will be joining the railway...