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New boards at Ropley

New visitor experience at the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Canadian Pacific restoration project has spent £46,000 to improve the visitor experience at its Ropley station. The...
Transpennine 185149 at Preston

Transpennine Express launch free days out for families

To give disadvantaged families from across the North a chance to explore some of the great cities or enjoy a trip to the seaside,...
45699 "Galatea" // Credit C. Ainscough

Steam locomotive 45699 Galatea heading home to Carnforth on Thursday

45699 Galatea is heading back to Carnforth after its role as steam locomotive for the first Scarborough Spa Express. Timings for the Scarborough Spa Express...
45699 Galatea

First steam locomotive hauled Scarborough Spa Express of 2019 this Thursday

Steam locomotive No.45699 Galatea will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in York and Seamer on Thursday 20th June 2019. The...
New Cylinders for 4930 "Hagley Hall" // Credit Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall

New Cylinders Delivered for steam locomotive Hagley Hall

The Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall group has announced that the new cylinder blocks for their Great Western Railway 4900 "Hall" Class No.4930...
Southeastern 15

Southeastern to introduce Delay Repay 15

Southeastern has announced that they have an improved compensation scheme which will be introduced as part of a suite of passenger-focused improvements to be...
34070 "Manston" at Tyseley Locomotives Works // Credit SLL

Quick update on steam locomotives from Southern Locomotives Ltd

This small update by the company covers the current work on both engines at Tyseley Locomotives Works. 34070 "Manston" The plan is to overhaul "Manston" in...
Spice Girls

Record numbers of passengers for Spice Girls concert

The Tyne and Wear Metro carried a record number of passengers for a concert at the Stadium of Light where the Spice Girls performed...
Greater Anglia new train

London’s newest station officially opened

In Enfield, London’s newest station, Meridian Water, was opened 3 June 2019 by Rt Honourable Chris Grayling MP Secretary of State for Transport and...
Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol set for Churnet Valley visit

As summer approaches, everyone’s favourite team of rescue pups are returning to the Churnet Valley! Both old and new, they will be looking to meet...
45699 "Galatea" // Credit C. Ainscough

Steam locomotive 45699 Galatea heading for York this Wednesday

45699 Galatea will be heading for York this Wednesday, as it prepares for the first Scarborough Spa Express of the year. The move is from...
61306 at Whitchurch

Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower to haul evening train tomorrow

61306 will be hauling the third Sunset Steam Express this Tuesday, the third of a new range of tours from Steam Dreams. 61306 will head...

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This ‘New For 2019’ event sees the Welsh Highland Railway head back to the past to celebrate their heritage. Details are still to be announced, but expect an intensive timetable in operation with lots of[...]
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Heading via Bath Spa, this tour heads from Bristol to the seaside town of Weymouth. Diesel hauled between Yeovil Pen Mill and Weymouth on the outbound service. Tour Promoter – Saphos Trains Operator – Locomotive Services (TOC)[...]
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