Thursday 14 December 2017

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Matt Edmondson teams up with Virgin Trains to get people into the Christmas spirit

Virgin Trains Teams Up With Matt Edmondson To Bring Brits Christmas...

Virgin Trains have teamed up with Matt Edmondson and has found that there is a clear divide between people in Britain when it comes...
34101 "Hartland" in 2015 Credit Chris King

Recent news on the overhaul of 34101 Hartland

Recently work on 34101 Hartland, which is based at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has focused on major boiler work, which is being carried...
41241 in BR Black, early crest Credit Keighley & Worth Valley Railway's website

Boiler for Ivatt 2 Tank passes steam tests

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (K&WVR)'s flagship locomotive, Ivatt 2 Tank No. 41241, is one step closer to steaming again with its boiler...
TransPennine Express 185 195129 is seen at Barnetby // Credit: Declan Hurrell

Travelling by train may reduce your stress levels

TransPennine Express have found by a scientific study that travelling by train can reduce your stress levels by 18%. The train operating company set Charlotte...
ScotRail Class 380 electric trains

More seats on electric trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow

Sunday 10th December saw ScotRail introduce their new Class 380 electric trains. The new trains come after Network Rails electrification works on the line. This...
First trains to run over the Ordsall Chord in Manchester

First passenger train to cross the Ordsall Chord Bridge

Northern welcomed customers aboard the first trains to cross the Ordsall Chord bridge in Manchester yesterday, Sunday 10th December. The historic bridge is a centerpiece...
London Paddington station lights

New Platform Gap Lighting on the Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express has launched new platform lights to help passengers to know when the train is leaving and help improve safety. This is an industry...
Great Western Railway logo

GWR Warns Passengers of Christmas Engineering Works

Great Western Railway is advising passengers to plan ahead this Christmas and to travel as early as possible due to Network Rail take out...
Arriva launch simulator with Virtual Reality to help passengers with Autism

Arriva Uses Virtual Reality Platform To Help College Students

Arriva Trains Wales has modified a virtual reality platform which it uses for its staff training to help passengers with an Autism Spectrum Disorder...
New TransPennine Express Trains to come to Scarborough from late 2018

TransPennine Express To Invest £7 Million Into New Scarborough Depot

TransPennine Express has announced that it is investing in a new £7million train servicing depot in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The new depot is planned to...
T3 563 - Swanage Railway - fundraising

T3 Steam Locomotive Fundraising Reaches £40,000

The T3 Team are over the moon with the fundraising so far, but can help them raise more to see No.563 steaming again? After receiving...
Shoreham Viaduct to be upgraded over christmas

Shoreham viaduct upgrade to be completed at Chirstmas

Network Rail has announced that they will be upgrading the Shoreham Viaduct over the Christmas period to help increase its lifespan. The 360m-long viaduct was...
35005 "Canadian Pacific" // Credit: Mike Pike and 35005 Canadian Pacific Project FB Page

Latest Progress on 35005 “Canadian Pacific”‘s Overhaul

Following on from our last article, where 35005 Canadian Pacific had its Frame and Driving Wheels were reunited, work has continued on a few...
Chiltern Railways Santa Train Sleigh

Fastest Sleigh in the UK?

The countdown to Christmas has begun, and Chiltern Railways has unveiled their Sleigh which they will use up to the big day! The Chiltern Santa...
Stanhope on shed at the Penrhyn Quarry Railway

Dont miss your chance to ride behind Stanhope

Steam locomotive 'Stanhope' will be working all of the Apedale Valley Light Railway 'Santa Specials' and this will be her last steaming days for...
Mark Cavendish takes a ride on a Virgin Trains service

Mark Cavendish gets Cab Ride to Tour de Yorkshire Launch with...

Mark Cavendish MBE, who is a World Champion Cyclist, has swapped a saddle for a seat in the cab of a Virgin Trains train. Mark...
Andrew Barclay 2352 at Tanat Valley Light Railway Credit Andrew Barclay 2352 FB Page

Restoration Progress on Andrew Barclay No. 2352

Andrew Barclay No.2352 is soon to start restoration at the Tanat Valley Light Railway (TVLR). This comes after a new owner bought the locomotive earlier...
Penhelig Railway Station

Upgrade for Penhelig Station on the Cambrian Coast Line

Penhelig Station, on the Cambrian Coast line, is to shut for 3 months in 2018. This is because engineers will be working to replace...
ScotRail HST

Scotlands HSTs Move ‘One Step Closer’

ScotRail has welcomed the second High-Speed Trains (HSTs) to Scotland after it made its journey from the South of England The HSTs will connect Scotland's...
Severn Valley Railway Christmas Pudding headboard

Christmas Pudding Headboard at the Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has launched a new Christmas Pudding Headboard which will be used on the Santa Steam Specials this year. The heritage railway, which...
Credit: Greater Anglia

All aboard a Santa Express with Greater Anglia

Santa will be visiting Norfolk and Suffolk this December by train with thanks to Greater Anglia. He will be traveling on a total of...
Arriva Train Simulator

A special day at the Arriva Train Simulator

A man from Llandudno is aiming to make rail travel easier for people with Autism. He has experienced what its like to be in...
45231 "The Sherwood Forester" Credit Paul Hill

Icons of Steam’s Black 5 visits the Mid Hants Railway

Newly-overhauled Black 5 45231 "The Sherwood Forester" has traveled to the Mid Hants Railway (also known as "The Watercress Line"), where the locomotive will...
LMS Patriot 'The Unknown Warrior'

The LMS-Patriot Project ((4)5551 “The Unknown Warrior”)- Project Information

As promised in the last Project Information, here's a New Build LMS-design project, The LMS-Patriot (The Unknown Warrior) Project. This week we will be looking...

20,000 and counting! – Nene Valley Railway’s Popular Santa Specials

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) recently posted on their Facebook page that this year, they have had over 20,000 bookings for their Santa Special...
Knightsbridge Tube Station will be step free by 2020

Knightsbridge Underground station to be step free in 2020

Transport For London has announced that Knightsbridge Tube Station will become a step-free station in 2020, making it easier for everyone to travel in...
ScotRail Christmas Trains

ScotRail Launch Christmas Trains

ScotRail has released images of their newly designed logo for trains this Christmas and will be out on 5 trains this year. The design features...
Bluebell Railway bridge

Bluebell Bridges The Gap

The Bluebell Railway has almost completed work at Poleay Bridge after many days of busy activity by the Infrasture Team over the last three...
Steam locomotive Richboro completing an annual steam test and boiler exam

Richboro Passes Annual Boiler Examination

The Aln Valley Railway, in England, has announced that their resident Steam Locomotive, Richboro, has passed its annual boiler exam. Having passed the boiler exam,...
LMS 8F 8274 // Credit: Great Central Railway Nottingham FB Page

Great Central Railway Nottingham – 2018 Timetable and Fares

Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCRN) have released information about their 2018 Timetable and Fares. Included in the information is Special Events which will take place in...

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