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Victoria Thompson

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Interested in all things steam, not that fussed about the diesels. I have been a volunteer administrator and moderator at RailAdvent since 2019

Volunteers join railway signaller for Blackpool ‘sleep out’

Over 40 people joined a Network Rail signaller to sleep out at Blackpool North station to raise money for charity.

New trains from Northern for Lincoln and East Midlands

On Wednesday 4th of December 2019, Northern announced that the Lincoln, Gainsborough, Worksop, and Nottingham lines are receiving brand-new trains.

Hull Trains employee wins top award

Hull Trains have announced that one of its employees that was a part of the rolling out the £60 million Paragon fleet has been recognised as the best rail project manager within the country at the national award ceremony.

Gillingham train depot cat goes missing – can you help?

Southeastern has announced that Gillingham depot's much-loved cat that they adopted has gone missing.

Change of operators for London Paddington to Reading trains this month

Transport for London has announced that, from the 15th December, the current stopper services between London Paddington and Reading will be operated by TfL Rail.

Faster journeys between Liverpool and London thanks to new rail timetable

London Northwestern Railway has announced that its passengers will be able to enjoy faster journeys between Liverpool and London thanks to a new timetable.

RMT begins ballot over London Overground ticket office closures

The RMT has announced that balloting will start this Friday on Arriva Rail London for strike action and action short of a strike to resist the closure of Overground ticket offices.

More officers on London’s railway following London Bridge terrorist attack

The Metropolitan Police Service has announced that the incident at London Bridge yesterday is being treated as a terrorist attack.

Bohemian Rhapsody played at Chelmsford railway station

Greater Anglia has announced a virtuoso performance of Essex Rhapsody was played on a piano at Chelmsford Rail station.

Leuchars railway station transformed into art gallery

ScotRail has announced that a local primary school have helped turn the local Leuchars railway station into an art gallery.

EXCLUSIVE: The Duke – The Impossible Dream – Past, Present and...

Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and they have provided us with an exclusive update on the history of the project, written by Trevor Tuckley. The update below is in its original unedited version