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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.
3840 frames

Extension frames ordered for steam locomotive 3840 County of Montgomery

The Churchward Country Trust has announced that they have placed an order for the front-end extension frames for No. 3840 County of Montgomery The order...

Improved Delay Repay from Southeastern

Southeastern has today introduced an improved compensation scheme for passengers who encounter delays to their journeys. ‘Delay Repay 15’ will mean passengers delayed by 15...
Pannier 4612

Steam locomotive 4612 set for West Somerset Railway visit

The West Somerset Railway has announced that 4612 will be visiting them for their Autumn Steam Gala. Pannier 57XX No.4612 will be visiting from the...

Diesel Gala to be held at the North Tyneside Railway

The North Tyneside Railway will be holding its annual diesel gala this September as it welcomes a special visitor. Visiting from the Derwent Valley Railway,...
7903 "Foremarke Hall" with Test steam Train at Broadway Station // Credit Jack Boskett

Steam locomotives to celebrate birthday this weekend

Two steam locomotives on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway are celebrating birthdays this weekend. Both locomotives were completed at GWR's Swindon Works. 4270 has reached its...

Northern release travel advice for Barnsley FC home games

Northern has announced that a new walking route has been implemented on match days to help manage the flow of fans through the station...
Northern Train

Here is your chance to meet Northern’s team in Newcastle

Northern has announced that it is giving its passengers the chance to meet its team at Newcastle station. The event is designed to give passengers...
Stirling bridge

Stirling work! New bridge officially opens

Network Rail has announced that Stirling’s fully-accessible footbridge and lifts have opened for passengers. In a £4m investment, the station’s historic footbridge has been raised...
Virgin blankets

Virgin uniforms heading for a useful life with the homeless

Virgin Trains has announced that they are to donate blankets, scarves and dog coats which have been made from old staff uniforms to homeless...
Elmstree and Borehamwood book swap

Elstree and Borehamwood book swap scheme launched

Thameslink has announced that rail users can now grab a book on-the-go following the launch of a new book swap scheme at Elstree and...