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Multi-million-pound accessibility upgrade complete at Tring station

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Network Rail have announced that they have completed the upgrade of Tring station in Hertfordshire, to improve its accessibility for passengers.

Class 31 locomotive purchased by Mid Norfolk Railway members

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BR Class 31, 31255, a long-term Mid Norfolk Railway resident, has had its future secured following its purchased by a number of MNR members for use on the railway.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam trains set for Whitby return

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Following a successful first weekend back, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has opened booking for their new service to Whitby.

New build steam locomotive 4709 arrives at Leaky Finders in Devon

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The 4709 Group has announced that W J Balsdon Heavy Haulage has delivered the frame for new build GWR 4700 No.4709 to Leaky Finders' workshop.

Volunteers resume maintenance and repairs on the Mid Norfolk Railway

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The Mid Norfolk Railway has announced volunteers and contractors have returned to their railway to continue with many projects.

West Somerset Railway passes £200,000 in COVID Crisis Appeal

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The West Somerset Railway has updated RailAdvent on the railway's emergency funding appeal as they steam passed £200,000.

Steam locomotive Sir Keith Park joins Spa Valley Railway’s homefleet permanently 

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The Spa Valley Railway has announced that Southern Railway Rebuilt Battle of Britain Class No.34053 "Sir Keith Park" will be joining the railway's home fleet of locomotives.

New owners for steam locomotive 5164?

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The Erlestoke Manor Fund (EMF) has confirmed that they are currently in discussions with the 5164 Preservation Group to become the new owners of Great Western Railway 5101 Class No.5164.

Only £50k needed to complete LNER steam locomotive J21 No.65033

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The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust (LCLT) are seeking to raise £50,000 to complete the current restoration of their engine, London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) J21 Class No.65033.

Weekly update on South Devon Railway’s SOS Appeal

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The South Devon Railway has announced that they have NOW received over £220,000 in donations to their SOS appeal.

Steam locomotives confirmed as North Yorkshire Moors Railway fires up for...

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After Coronavirus restrictions were lifted, there are now just a matter of days to go before the North Yorkshire Moors Railway fires up its locomotives

South Devon Railway to run Polar Express trains this Christmas

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The South Devon Railway, along with PNP Events Ltd, has announced plans to run The Polar Express this Christmas.

7F steam locomotive to move to the Mid Hants Railway

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The Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust has announced that 7F No. 53808 will soon move from the West Somerset Railway to the Mid Hants Railway.

Steam trains set to return to Bury as East Lancashire Railway...

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The East Lancashire Railway has announced that it will begin running a limited service from Saturday 1st August 2020.

Steam locomotive 7903 Foremarke Hall set to haul first Glos Warks...

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The online ticket office for the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is now open for steam trains returning on Saturday 15th August as Coronavirus restrictions are eased.

Steam locomotive 777 Sir Lamiel set for 5305 Locomotive Association mainline...

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Ex-Southern Railway N15 'King Arthur' No. 777 'Sir Lamiel' is set to return to passenger service thanks to a new overhaul agreement between the National Railway Museum and the 5305 Locomotive Association.

Midsomer Norton heritage railway announces reopening date

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The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway has announced that trains will be returning after a break due to the coronavirus crisis.

North Norfolk Railway open booking for August steam trains

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The North Norfolk Railway has announced that they have opened booking for August 2020 following the success of steam trains since their return.

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