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Steam locomotive 6695 set for move to Swindon & Cricklade Railway

The Swindon & Cricklade Railway has announced that they have come to an agreement with the 6695 Locomotive Ltd to move ex-GR 66XX No. 6695 to Blunsdon Station.

Steam locomotive 44422 arrives at the Churnet Valley Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway has announced that LMS '4F' No. 44422 has returned to the Staffordshire.

Boiler work decision for steam locomotive 2807

The Cotswold Steam Preservation Ltd has announced that they have decided on where the boiler for GWR 28XX locomotive No. 2807 is going for its overhaul.

Steam locomotive 5526 to visit the Battlefield Line

The Battlefield Line has announced that GWR 'Small Prairie' No. 5526 will be visiting them for their Winter Warmer Gala.

Lady McAlpine visits the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

On the 12th of October, the Mid Suffolk Light Railway had a visit from Lady McAlpine, the wife of the late Sir William McAlpine, who was a well-known railway enthusiast.


The Churnet Valley Railway have announced that the cancelled superpower event has be rescheduled to the first and second of February 2020!

​Govia Thameslink Railway announces £15m station investment programme

Govia Thameslink Railway has announced that it is investing in life-saving heart restarters, LED lighting and landscaping, during the first phase of an investment programme to directly benefit passengers.

Colchester railway station waiting room transformed

Colchester rail station has had its waiting room transformed into an art gallery, thanks to a local sixth form college and the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership.

Black Friday Deals at the RailAdvent Store

Its that time of the year again, and your chance to enjoy a Black Friday discount on RailAdvent products. We have made it super simple...

An update on Class 40 locomotive 40106

Members of the Class 40 Preservation Society have recently paid a visit to Kidderminster on the SVR, to repair the steam heat on locomotive 40106.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway launch special Christmas competition

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway are on the lookout for a little helper, who will receive a free family ticket to ride their much-loved Santa Specials!

Flood repairs completed in record time at the Churnet Valley Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway has announced that the line has reopened after flood repairs were completed.

Work begins on new North Yorkshire Moors Railway bridge

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that work has begun on Bridge 27. The works are the first in a series of vital repairs for the heritage railway and forms part of its Yorkshire's Magnificient Journey.

Steam locomotive Eddystone’s Boiler and Rolling Chassis Reunited

Southern Locomotives Ltd (SLL) has announced that lifting Southern Railway steam locomotive West Country Class No.34028 "Eddystone"'s boiler back into the rolling chassis has been successful.

An update on steam locomotive No. 65033 – 20th November 2019

The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust have released a short update on the work being completed on NER C1 class No. 65033.

Greater Anglia new trains in service on Ipswich – Felixstowe line

Greater Anglia has announced that their brand-new longer trains have started passenger service on one of the Ipswich branch lines for the first time.

An update on steam locomotive 72010 Hengiest

The Clan Project has continued to work on the new build standard class 6 steam locomotive, No. 72010 'Hengist'.

Driver Experience Course on steam locomotive 44871 at the Nene Valley...

Following the recent announcement that London, Midland and Scottish Railway Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 "Black Five" No.44871 will be running at Nene Valley Railway in Late December 2019 and Early January 2020, times and dates have been released when you take the controls of 44871.

EXCLUSIVE: The Duke – The Impossible Dream – Past, Present and...

Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and they have provided us with an exclusive update on the history of the project, written by Trevor Tuckley. The update below is in its original unedited version