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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.

New Delay Repay scheme for c2c train passengers

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Train operating company c2c has today launched a new Delay Repay scheme that gives passengers improved compensation for delays and cancellations. Under the new Delay...

Northern unveils its first new state of the art train

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Northern has announced that its first, of 98, new trains is almost completed. The new train is due to be rolled off the production...

Extra train carriages for fans going to the Scotland V France...

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ScotRail has announced it will be adding extra train carriages and running extra services for rugby fans travelling to Scotland's Six Nations home game...

Hard hitting campaign from Network Rail about the dangers of trespassing...

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Network Rail has launched a multimedia campaign to spread an important railway message as work continues to electrify the Midland Main Line between Kettering,...

Overnight rail replacement between Blackburn and Colne this week

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National Rail has announced that engineering works will be taking place this week between Blackburn and Burnley. This engineering works will close all lines overnight. What...

Disruption to South Western Railway train services as RMT announce more...

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Rail union, RMT, has today confirmed more industrial action will take place regarding South Western Railway in a Guards' safety dispute. The industrial action will...

Steam Locomotive ‘Tornado’ to mark anniversary of ‘Fifteen Guinea Special’

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The history of British steam ended fifty years ago on Saturday, August 11, 1968. The curtain went down on the history when a special...

Steam Loco freight demonstrations this Half Term at the North Tyneside...

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The North Tyneside Railway will be running demonstration freight trains with steam locomotives Peckett & Sons Ashington No.5 and Kitson A. No.5. Peckett & Sons Ashington...

East Midlands Trains & Virgin Trains East Coast certified as Top...

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Train operating companies East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast have both been certified as top employers in the UK for the second...

Railway News on your Amazon Echo Device

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As you may know, we have been beta testing our Amazon Alexa Skill for Echo devices. We are pleased to announce that the skill is...

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Book Review: North British Type 2 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric Class 21 and...

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Published a couple of months ago, this new release from publishers Pen & Sword is part of their Locomotive Portfolio series and covers Class 21 and 29 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric locomotives.
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