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Class 90 locomotive set to be named Sir William McAlpine

The National Railway Museum has announced that two generations of locomotives will line up side by side in a unique event to honour Sir William McAlpine. Sir William McAlpine is Flying Scotsman’s former owner who...
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WATCH: steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell on her final day in service

Monday 31st December New Years Eve 2018 saw 70013 Oliver Cromwell bid farewell as she ran for the last time before she is withdrawn for her 10 year overhaul.  This video features exclusive footage by...

Update 35 on steam locomotive No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

The beginning of December has seen much work continue on several areas of the engine. Tender The team has been busy carrying out repairs to the many sections of the tender's frame. Welding has been used...

FARSAP reaches century

The Film Archive of Railway Signalling and People (FARSAP) has announced that it has reached a century in 2018 and is still going strong. For four years, volunteers have filmed the people, practices, equipment and...
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Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman to haul special Sir William McAlpine memorial train

The National Railway Museum has announced that 60103 Flying Scotsman will haul a special train in 2019 to honour the memory of Sir William McAlpine. Sir William McAlpine owned the locomotive from 1973 - 1996...
Cleaning the Tender's Wheelsets // Credit NRM

Update 33 on steam locomotive No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

The first two weeks of October have seen work continue on overhauling A4 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley by The Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust Ltd at the National Railway Museum, York. Front-End On the lubrication system, the new...
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LMS Stanier 3-Cylindered 2-6-4 Tank steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

Compact but fast, the 3-Cylindered 2-6-4 Tanks are some of the first engines designed by William Stanier for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS). They are the topic of this week's Sole Survivor. After looking...
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Worlds most historic railway artefacts discovered by Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that members of the public will be able to see plans by George Stephenson for the first passenger railway to use locomotives. The notebook is dated 1822 and was found by...
All Six Surviving A4s on Display // Credit NRM

LNER A4 Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Fast, sleek and streamlined, these are some of the best express passenger steam locomotives ever built. This week's Class Information features a popular class among steam enthusiasts, Sir Nigel Gresley's A4 Class. Once looking at their...

RailAdvent celebrates 1,000,000 page views with our biggest competition yet

2018 has been a fantastic year for us here at RailAdvent, we have seen our biggest growth in views and visitor numbers and had many positive comments on the work we do. During August we...
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