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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway launch Design a T-Shirt competition

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The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has teamed up with Ullswater Steamers to invite youngsters in Cumbria, Lancashire and the North East to design a brand new t-shirt for their mascots Ratty and Sammy.

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway 60th Anniversary Gala postponed

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The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicles Trust has announced that it has postponed its plans for its anniversary gala due to take place on Saturday 18th July 2020.

Coronavirus: Social distancing guides installed at Manchester Piccadilly

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Network Rail has announced that new measures will be put in place this week at Manchester Piccadilly to keep passengers safe during the Coronavirus crisis.

Appeal for former Norfolk and Suffolk rail signallers to return to...

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Network Rail is appealing to former signallers in Norfolk and Suffolk to help the railway running during the coronavirus crisis.

Merseyrail trains set to reduce again as more staff self-isolate due...

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Merseyrail has announced that due to government measures and the increasing number of staff self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be further changes to trains from Thursday 2nd April 2020.

The Swanage Railway urgently needs donations as coronavirus halts steam trains

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The Swanage Railway has announced that it has launched an appeal for donations to help the line during the Coronavirus crisis.

New British built Greater Anglia train makes maiden voyage

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Greater Anglia has announced that the first of its new electric trains has made its first journey from London Liverpool Street.

B17 Steam Locomotive Trust requests quotations for rolling chassis components 

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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust has published the latest update on the construction of their new build London and North Eastern Railway B17 'Sandringham' Class No.61673 "Spirit of Sandringham".

Somerset railway line reopens after nine days of improvements

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Network Rail has announced that a section of railway between Taunton and Castle Cary in Somerset has reopened, allowing key workers to get to work.

LNER shares sandwiches with hunger charity

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LNER has announced that it is supporting its suppliers and communities during the coronavirus crisis by supplying sandwiches to a charity fighting food hunger.

Rail passengers in the north told to ‘stay at home and...

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On Friday the 27th of March, Transport for the North, rail operating companies, Network Rail, and the British Transport Police have announced that rail passengers in the North should only use the region’s railway for essential travel only.

WATCH: Steam locomotives at Speed!

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During these difficult times of quarantine and lockdown in the UK due to the Coronavirus outbreak around the world, ourselves and every other railway enthusiast cannot get out to film any steam locomotive action on the mainline and on the heritage railway scene.

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