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Fitting Pipework for the Lubrication System // Credit Mid Hants Railway

Latest news on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.35005 Canadian Pacific

Work continues at the Mid Hants Railway in overhauling SR Merchant Navy No.35005 "Canadian Pacific". Boiler and cladding The biggest progress since the last update has...
Blackpool Tower

5 return train journeys from Blackpool to London approved by Office...

Alliance Rail Holdings have today announced that the Office of Road and Rail have approved its application to run a new direct rail passenger service...
No. 45212 arrives at Ingrow West on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Autumn Steam Gala

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.45212 tomorrow in Skipton

Steam locomotive No.45212 will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Carnforth and Skipton on Tuesday 19th June 2018. The Black...
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Strike action suspended on South Western Railway

RMT have today confirmed that they have suspended strike action set to take place on the South Western Railway network. The strike action was part...
"Jurassic" on a demonstration freight train made up of restored wagons from Lincolnshire narrow gauge railways

Steam locomotive hauled trains this Summer at the Lincolnshire Coast Light...

The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway will be running a busy timetable over the Summer this year, with trains running over the newly completed extension...
Tim Farron West Coast Railways

Train services return to the Lake District thanks to Tim Farron...

Today, West Coast Railways, along with Tim Farron, have run the first trains along the Lakes Line in two weeks. As you may be aware,...
Flying Scotsman at Hellifield // Credit: RailAdvent

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman in...

Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Preston on Monday 18th June 2018. The A3...
175116 at Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury railway station upgrade makes a more welcoming place

An £800,000 investment by Arriva Trains Wales at Shrewsbury station has transformed the experience for passengers using the railway station. Two major projects have been...
ScotRail pride

ScotRail pride trains in support of Scotland LGBT

ScotRail trains have had rainbow symbols put on to mark Pride Edinburgh this weekend. The iconic rainbow symbol has been fitted to the two ScotRail class...
35028 'Clan Line' on the Belmond British Pullman

Where and when to see steam locomotive 35028 Clan Line in...

Steam locomotive 35028 Clan Line will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Bristol on Sunday 17th May 2018. The Merchant...
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ScotRail train journeys increase by 23.5 million in 10 years

ScotRail have announced that passenger numbers travelling on ScotRail services have increased by a third in the past 10 years. Passenger journeys on ScotRail services...
60007 Sir Nigel Gresley Train Simulator

Steam Sounds Supreme release A4 steam locomotive sound pack for Train...

Steam Sounds Supreme have announced that they have released a brand new sound pack for Train Simulator. The new sound pack is for the Gresley...
Steam locomotive Sian

Steam locomotive Sian to visit the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway has announced that steam locomotive Sian will be visiting the line for their 70th Anniversary Weekend. Sian is owned by...
Kirkstall Forge gets extra train services

Northern release June strike timetable

Northern has released the timetables for two of the three days of the RMT strike action coming up next week. The 19th, 21st and 23rd June...
45212 and flying scotsman

Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman to double head with 45212 this...

Steam Dreams have announced this afternoon that world-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman will be double heading a railtour with steam locomotive No.45212 on Monday. The railtour,...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

LNER Gresley A1 and A3 Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

This week's Sole Survivor focuses on the class the world's most famous steam locomotive belongs to, the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Gresley A1...
Hillingdon tube train

Siemens awarded £1.5bn contract to build 94 new tube trains by...

Transport for London has announced today that Siemens Mobility Limited will be awarded a £1.5bn to build 94 new tube trains for the Piccadilly...
Market Harborough car park

New railway station car park opens in Market Harborough

Network Rail has announced that passengers in Market Harborough will be benefitting from new 300 car parking spaces from Monday 18th June 2018. As the...
Beddgelert at Fairbourne Station

Steam locomotive Beddgelert to visit the Ffestiniog Railway’s Hunslet 125 Gala

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway have announced that steam locomotive 'Beddgelert' will be visiting the line for their upcoming Hunslet 125 gala. Beddgelert, which...
S160 at the Epping Ongar Railway

Steam locomotive hauled Ale Train hailed a success at the Epping...

The Epping Ongar Railway has announced that their first Real Ale train, which departed on the 9th June 2018, was a success, with over...
Gothenburg at Ramsbottom on the East Lancs Railway during the Spring Steam Gala

All change for steam locomotive rosters at the East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway has announced a few changes to the steam locomotive rosters due to unforeseen circumstances. The East Lancs Railway has apologised for...
Alton station on the Watercress Line

The Mid Hants Railway are looking for a Steam Locomotive and...

The Mid Hants Railway have announced they have a position available for someone to join their team and work for the popular heritage railway. The Mid Hants...
Steam locomotive Fulstow at Ludborough

Steam trains this summer at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Summer is here, and The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has just the thing for steam fans of all ages this Summer. Steam trains will be running...
East Midlands Trains to launch new business booking system

East Midlands Trains’ passengers raise over £1,500 for Mind

East Midlands Trains passengers have raised over £1,500 for the mental health charity, Mind, by donating their Delay Repay compensation. Back at the beginning of...
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Carnoustie rail station car park to be closed during The Open...

ScotRail is advising passengers who use Carnoustie station to plan ahead as the station car park is closed due to The Open golf championship. With...
Class 144 at Leeds Station 144017

Office of Road and Rail publish terms of reference for inquiry...

The Office of Road and Rail has today published the terms of reference for an inquiry into the rail disruption caused by the May...
Corwen Water Tank

Llangollen Railway take delivery of water tank to refill steam locomotives...

The Llangollen Railway has announced that they have taken delivery of a water tank for use at Corwen railway station. The water tank is the...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa joins 61306 Mayflower for...

The Bluebell Railway has announced that steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the line alongside 61306 Mayflower for their Autumn...
Aviemore

Siemens awarded £20m contract for Highland mainline resignalling

Network Rail has announced that it has awarded Siemens a £20m contract o complete re-signalling on sections of the Highland mainline in Scotland. The contract...
Motor Neurone Disease ScotRail

Train carries MND Scotland logo ahead of Motor Neurone Disease Awareness...

ScotRail has unveiled a Class 170 train carrying the Motor Neurone Disease Scotland logo as part of its continued support for the charity. The unveiling...
Hull Trains new managing director

Meet Hull Trains’ new Managing Director

FirstGroup has announced that they have appointed a new managing director of the open access rail operator, Hull Trains. Louise Cheeseman, who was formerly Service...
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Strike action suspended on Greater Anglia

Rail union, RMT, has today confirmed that they have suspended strike action which is set to take place in June on the Greater Anglia...
National Rail

National Rail reveals techonologies to make your rail journey easier

National Rail, working with train operating companies and Network Rail, has revealed new technologies that they have been developing that will help make passenger...
oxford art

Oxford Art features on new Chiltern Railway’s timetables

Chiltern Railways have announced that young Oxfordshire artists have won a competition to feature on the train operators new timetables. The new timetables came into...
Network Rail

Dorset’s most misused railway level crossing REVEALED

Network Rail has announced that Poole High Street level crossing is the most misused level crossing in Dorset. Network Rail has also released a compilation...
Saphos Trains' website's Homepage Photo // Credit Saphos Trains website

Heres how you can drive steam locomotive 46100 Royal Scot

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has announced they have 3 places at their 50th Anniversary Gala where you can drive steam locomotive 46100...
Network Rail

Office of Road and Rail sets plans for Network Rail to...

The Office of Road and Rail, ORR, has today set out an initial view of Network Rail's five-year plan, which includes spending £34bn in...
Ellie

Lappa Valley Railway release update on diesel and steam locomotive fleet

The Lappa Valley Railway, and their Operation Manager Ben, have released a June update on their fleet of diesel and steam locomotives. Ellie Ellie is a steam...
Class 68 diesel locomotives to take over the cumbrian coast line from monday

Travel chaos continues as 1 in 5 trains still late or...

Rail Union, RMT, has today announced that one in five GTR and Northern Rail trains are still late or cancelled despite a timetable change...
Leander steams through Summerseat during the East Lancashire Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018

Where and when to see steam locomotive 45690 Leander tomorrow!

Steam locomotive 45690 Leander will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in and around Preston, Blackburn and Carlisle on Tuesday 12th...
Great Yarmouth

Train advice for passengers heading to the Great Yarmouth Airshow

Greater Anglia has announced that it is boosting train services on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth line on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June...
Network Rail

Network Rail staff on the Queen’s birthday honours list

Network Rail has announced that three employees have today been honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list. Ian Stevens, who is programme manager, has been...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa back in steam

The group looking after the Union of South Africa Facebook page have announced that steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa has passed its...
46100 "Royal Scot" on Test steam Trains // Credit Alexander Penfold

Where and when to see steam locomotive No.46100 Royal Scot this...

Steam locomotive Royal Scot will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in and around Shrewsbury on Sunday 10th June 2018. The locomotive...
TransPennine Express 68s

No Mark 3 trains from Transpennine Express between Liverpool and Scarborough

TransPennine Express have announced that they will no longer be introducing the Mark 3 trains to passenger service. The announcement today follows on from recent...
GWR trainbow

Pride of the Fleet…. Great Western Railway launch #trainbow Intercity Express...

Great Western Railway has launched their specially designed #trainbow inspired Intercity Express Train to promote Pride events across the network. The Pride events will be...
Haymarket music

Classical music played a Haymarket rail station

ScotRail have announced that members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) have played a special concert at Haymarket. Passengers were treated to the orchestral...
London Bridge Open Kitchen

Network Rail supports 2018s London Bridge ‘Open Kitchen’ event

Network Rail has announced that, alongside the Thameslink Programme, they will be supporting this year's London Bridge Open Kitchen. The event celebrates the best food...
Rail Minister Jo Johnson meets with Northern to discuss improvements

Improvements made as Rail Minister meets with Northern Rail and Mayor...

The UK's Rail Minister, Jo Johnson, has met with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Northern Rail and Network Rail. The Rail Minister has welcomed the improvements...
New trains for wales

New headquarters for Keolis and Amey in Wales will create 130...

KeolisAmey has announced that they will be opening two new head offices in Wales with the creation of around 130 jobs. This news follows on...

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Jun 19 all-day Bala Lake Railway
The Bala Lake Railway welcome visiting locomotives to their railway to haul trains whilst their resident steam locomotives are away at the Ffestiniog Railway’s Hunslet 125 Gala. Activities and Services Llanuwchllyn – Cafe, parking, sheds, shop,[...]
Jun 19 @ 7:48 am – 10:35 pm Chester Railway Station
This tour takes you from the historic town of Chester in Cheshire to Carlisle in Cumbria. Starting off from Chester diesel hauled, the tour travels through the Lancashire picking up passengers. At Hellifield, the diesel[...]
Jun 19 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm Fort William Station
Join this world-famous tour across the beautiful Scottish countryside, starting at Fort William in the western area of the Scottish Highlands, this tour takes you to the seaside town of Mallaig. Running Monday to Friday from[...]
Jun 19 @ 2:30 pm – 8:31 pm Fort William Station
Join this world-famous tour across the beautiful Scottish countryside, starting at Fort William in the western area of the Scottish Highlands, this tour takes you to the seaside town of Mallaig. Running Monday to Friday from[...]

 

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