Rail News in 2015

We keep our ear to the ground and you updated with all the exciting rail news and events in 2015. Check this section out regularly to stay up to date.

 
by Phil Marsh

No trains between Dover and Folkestone for two months after storm damage to sea wall

Published: 31 December 2015

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by Phil Marsh

LMS trained 21st century Royal Train builder remembered

Published: 31 December 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Hitachi’s train of the future unveiled at London’s North Pole

Published: 23 December 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Government announces First Group will retain the next Transpennine franchise.

Published: 14th December

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by Phil Marsh

UK’s second largest franchise awarded to German Railway’s subsidiary, Arriva Rail North Ltd

Published: 13th December 2015

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Bill McAlpine is presented with a picture of  the signalbox by Chinnor chairman Danny Woodward  Phil Marsh

Largest GWR signalbox reopened by Sir William McAlpine 110 years after originally commissioned and 100 weekends of volunteer work

Published: 1st December 2015

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2 Forth Bridge drivers view by Phil Marsh

New rail link for Glasgow Airport?

Published: 29th November 2015

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1 Gravity train head brakesman_Andrew Thomas F&WHR

Ffestiniog super-shed - for wagons and not paid for on the slate!

Published: 29th November 2015

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Nicholas Owen_by Cliff Thomas

Little lines land lottery lolly!

Published: 27th November 2015

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By Transport for London

The end of yellow trains is nigh as Crossrail and Transport for London unveil the Crossrail train design

Published: 27th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

HM Queen officially reopens Birmingham New Street station after £750 million five year project

Published: 24th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Public Accounts Committee grills Network Rail, the Department for Transport and Office of Rail and Road on electrification delays and cost over-runs

Published: 24th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Southwestern rail franchise Consultation commences but is it part Con or real Consultation?

Published: 23rd November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Visit Christmas Markets, Carol services...and The Fifth Continent by UK-wide charter trains this Festive season

Published: 23rd November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Two UK station buildings returned to use 650 miles apart as restaurants after decades of inactivity

Published: 17th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Highland Main Line gains new community Rail Partnership and ScotRail Community fund launched

Published: 16th November 2015

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Class 334 at Bathgate - Scotrail

ScotRail Class 334 trains get £36m refurbishment and power points fitted after 13 years of service

Published: 16th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Network Rail admit that The Royal Train does exist and is based at Wolverton!

Published: 13th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Milton Keynes Light Railway marathon Children in Need fundraising event!

Published: 13th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Number of commuters spending more than two hours travelling to and from work rises by 72% in the last decade, says TUC

Published: 12th November 2015

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75 years ago, what the railways were doing to counter the Blitz as Flying Scotsman and a Castle took to the skies

Published: 11th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

HS2 'can benefit Scotland'

Published: 10th November 2015

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By Porterbrook

Ever increasing passenger numbers brings more orders for new trains

Published: 9th November 2015

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Mountsorrel Railway

Britain's latest heritage Branch line

Published: 5th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Bluebell Railway planning to head west towards Haywards Heath in next decade

Published: 5th November 2015

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By Allan MacLean

Hopes for Waverley rail expansion all the way to Carlisle

Published: 4th November 2015

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Virgin Flying Scotsmans launch by Virgin

Virgin's new-look Flying Scotsman unveiled by Scotland's First Minister

Published: 4th November 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Post War Streamlined record breaking classes to be based in National Railway Museum at York

Published: 4th November 2015

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By Geoff Marsh

Dramatic drop in coal trains as mines and power stations closeas Merry Go Round Trains hit half century of operation

Published: 2nd November 2015

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By Cliff Thomas

1878 built Sir Haydn to be overhauled at Aberystwyth workshops

Published: 2nd November 2015

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island line ppm

Small line, big questions and varying political proposals lead to Island Line closure fears

Published: 29th October 2015

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Iowsr wizard week

Skeleton Crews to man Halloween spookysteam specials as preserved railways run scary steam specials

Published: 28th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Great Western Upgrade project falls behind schedule and goes 300% over budget under Government supervision

Published: 26th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

ScotRail timetable changes bring more trains on some routes

Published: 26th October 2015

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GCR

Turning rubbish and dereliction into tourist attractions onpreserved railways

Published: 26th October 2015

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Bluebell Rly

Bluebell Railway receives Lottery thumbs up and looks for a General manager

Published: 26th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Once more into the breach for Network Rail after Regulator's investigation but who is really at fault?

Published: 22nd October 2015

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By SVR

Mind your Manors as Royal Scot and Tornado take over the Severn Valley Railway to round off its 50th anniversary

Published: 21st October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Major new rail contract in Scotland announced at party conference

Published: 20th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Scotland on track to end toilet effluent being discharged onto railway

Published: 19th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Anyone using trains in the Cardiff area this weekend? Be prepared for World Cup overcrowding!

Published: 16th October 2015

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By Allan McClean

Borders line gets 125,000 passengers in first highly successful month

Published: 12th October 2015

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By John Brodribb

South Devon celebrates half century with steam tea and cake!

Published: 9th October 2015

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By Cliff Thomas

Two steamy ladies resume working life after a 65 year retirement

Published: 8th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Travelling to, from or via Manchester on October 10th? Then read on!

Published: 6th October

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By Phil Marsh

Linda Lymington the electric Seaside Flyer to be Christened at Chinnor on October 11th - YOU are invited!

Published: 6th October 2015

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1 Borders line opening banner at Tweedbank Allan McLean

Borders Railway opening welcomed by campaigners and politicians

Published:5th September 2015

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By Cliff Thomas

World War 1 railway veteran needs YOUR help to complete its overhaul

Published: 6th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway to return pub to its former use - a railway station

Published: 5th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Schenker Class 58 locomotives and a 1946 Ruston diesel put up for sale

Published: 5th October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Some passengers to get instant refunds if they are delayed - a clever marketing play of a genuine improvement?

Published: 5th October 2015

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The new Euston from HS2

Euston redevelopment plans announced by HS2 ltd.

Published: 2nd October

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By Phil Marsh

ScotRail recruiting up to 100 new train drivers

Published: 2nd October 2015

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By Phil Marsh

TransPennine and Midland Mainline electrification schemes partially 'unpaused' just in time for the Party Conference season

Published: 1st October

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by Cliff Thomas

September feast of narrow gauge action reviewed

Published: 1st October 2015

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1 Leighton Buzzard Railway new  Page's Park impression by LBR

All Change! Appeals for funds to move one station and replace another on preserved railways

Published: 28th September 2015

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Flying Scotsman return to service not far away

Published: 24th September 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Taking over the railways pledge by Labour - what's involved?

Published: 23rd September 2015

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by Phil Marsh

40 upgraded trains for ScotRail's scenic lines

Published: 23rd September 2015

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1 Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway by Phil Marsh

Borders Line charters dominate the news as ‘Gresley’ bows out and Scotrail ban passengers from Tweedbank station carpark!

Published: 21st September 2015

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1 Train on Bletchley flyover by phil marsh

Your chance to shape the line between Bedford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Oxford

Published: 20th September 2015

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by Phil Marsh

New East Midlands Trains’ franchise announced - Stagecoach awarded up to three years and five months contract

Published: 18th September 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Nottingham spreads its tram net doubling the NETwork

Published: 18th September 2015

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By Hitachi

Scotland determined to gain from HS2 expansion

Published: 18th September 2015

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1 Toton shunters for sale by Phil Marsh

Fleet of first generation ex-British Rail locomotives offered for sale

Published: 11th September 2015

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1 The Royal Train at shawfair Allan McLean

The Queen formally opens Borders Railway in the sun (after a slight delay to fog – not the railway!)

Published: 9th September 2015

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1 Loyal greetings from the railway industry Phil Marsh collection

Faster trains and a hint of modernisation at the start of the second Elizabethan era

Published: 8th September 2015

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1 IEP livery by Phil Marsh

Prime Minister opens Hitachi’s new £82 million train factory in Newton Aycliffe

Published: 5th September 2015

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1 Borders line map Network Rail

Borders Railway is biggest (re)opening in 114 years

Published: 4th September 2015

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1 IOMSR Castletown_Cliff Thomas

Want to drive a steam loco or a tram on a Government railway through the mountains?

Published: 4th September 2015

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1 Rural highland station by Phil Marsh

Community role for Scottish stations

Published: 4th September 2015

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1 Bedford st Johns signalbox Phil Marsh

Its back to the future for the East West Rail Central section!

Published: 4th September 2015

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1 The new Class 800 train by Phil Marsh

Abellio Scotrail hails Hitachi plant opening

Published: 3rd September 2015

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1 Concorde poster

Nameplates, posters, chamber pots, toast racks up for auction as Network Rail sells a carriage and wagon

Published: 1st September 2015

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1 Brand new railway Islip station looking towards Bicester Phil Marsh

Borders Line inspires other rail reopening campaigns

Published: 30th August 2015

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1 Caernarfon Station Design_F&WHR

WHR plans £2million station for Caernarfon

Published: 26th August 2015

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1 1904 Cocking lbscr crash Phil Marsh collection

175 years of railway safety regulation makes UK railways the safest in European

Published: 26th August 2015

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1 2857 at Kidderminster by Phil Marsh

Severn Valley Railway pair to visit West Somerset Railway Autumn Gala

Published: 25th August 2015

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1 Murrayfield by Phil Marsh

ScotRail faces a busy weekend

Published 25th August 2015

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1 60007 World Speed record plaque by Phil Marsh

Railway Benefit Fund charity train announced by Branch Line Society and SouthWest Trains

Published: 21st August 2015

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1 Wolverton Works demolition 1988

Royal Train Depot and Worlds oldest Railway Works threatened with demolition

Published: 20th August 2015

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1 Baldwin 778 at LBR_Cliff Thomas

‘Iberian feel’ Leighton Buzzard Railway September 12/13 gala!

Published: 20th August 2015

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1 scotrail sleeper  by Phil Marsh

First ScotRail fined for performance in final year of franchise

Published: 17th August 2015

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1 Vale of Rheidol Cliff Thomas

Visiting locos added to big Vale of Rheidol event

Published: 15th August 2015

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1 gnwr pendolino by Allianz Rail

Virgin Trains and Department for Transport challenged by Deutsche Bahn competition

Published:14th August 2015

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1 Swanwick on Sea Cliff Thomas

Swanwick-on-Sea by rail in Derbyshire

Published: 14th August 2015

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1 delay by Network Rail

The Office of Rail and Road fines Network Rail five hours subsidy after License breach

Published: 12th August 2015

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1 Ruston steam shovel by Cliff Thomas

Penrhyn steam spectacular at Threlkeld celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Bethesda steam working.

Published: 12th August 2015

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1 R&ER train at The Green Cliff Thomas

Rail.co.uk visits narrow gauge railways in the Northern Hills

Published: 10th August 2015

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1 svr gig poster

Severn Valley Railway’s 50th anniversary gig – The Who Two, The Stones and a Clayton…

Published: 9th August 2015

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1 eurotunnel security fencing Phil Marsh

Grade A1* awarded to High Speed 1 in Annual Report published by Office of Rail and Road

Published: 7th August 2015

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1 Steve Taylor driving by GCR

Midland Main Line electrification ‘pause’ confirmed as delaying Great Central Bridge

Published: 6th August 2015

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1 KEEP ISLAND LINE IN FRANCHISE poster

Island Line – the under threat railway unites the political spectrum against closure

Published: 4th August 2015

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1 The Queens departs for Scotland on the Royal Train in 1977 Leo Coleman

HM The Queen to open the Borders Railway on September 9

Published: 3rd August 2015

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1 Network Rail Class 31s for sale by Phil Marsh

Network Rail gives 120 hours to bid for 50 year old diesels

Published: 31st July 2015

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by Phil Marsh

History repeats itself yet again so far as the railways and politicians are concerned- will they ever learn?

Published: 29th July 2015

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1 1420 Ashburton carnival from SDR

Fight is on to save Ashburton station as potential South Devon Railway terminus

Published 29th July 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Vale of Rheidol’s biggest-ever event – read all about it!

Published: 29th July 2015

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1 Flying Scotsman in pieces at the NRM by Phil Marsh

At last, Flying Scotsman set for return to service after a multi-million pound decade long overhaul

Published: 29th July 2015

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1-Hunslet-site-blue-plaque-Cliff-Thomas

Steam returns to Hunslet’s Jack Lane Works

Published: 29th July 2015

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1 Madge Elliot first passenger on Borders Railway from Borders Railway

First passengers travel on Borders Line

Published: 29th July 2015

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1 blurred track Phil Marsh

History repeats itself yet again so far as the railways and politicians are concerned- will they ever learn?

Published: 24th July 2015

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1 Winchburgh tunnel work Network Rail

Major disruption ends with Winchburgh Tunnel work completion

Published: 28th July 2015

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1 Hunslet 150 Courage aka Sweat Pea Cliff Thomas

World famous Middleton Railway celebrates Hunslet 150th anniversary

Published: 21st July 2015

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North London Line service Phil Marsh

Transport for London announce prospective London Overground operators’ shortlist

Published: 13th July 2015

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Deltic prototype in action Phil Marsh collection

Iconic whiskered diesel locomotive hits 60

Published: 20th July 2015

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leaving Brockham Cliff Thomas

TWELVE locomotives pull passenger train in world record bid!

Published: 18th July 2015

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Railway Folk at Isle of Wight Steam ailway

Visit The Railway Folk at Havenstreet and Thomas the Tank Engine at Ropley.

Published: 18th July 2015

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Lord Faulkner holds banner Cliff Thomas

Talyllyn Railway throws a party to remember

Published: 17th July 2015

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Eiffel Tower at night by Phil Marsh

UK rail gateway in Paris to be modernised and upgraded

Published: 15th July 2015

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WLLR Earl night by Cliff Thomas

Welshpool & Llanfair early September gala stars Indonesian Mallet

Published: 14th July 2015

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Americas cup training by Phil Marsh

Travel by rail to the seaside tram festival and the 50mph sailing race off Portsmouth

Published: 14th July 2015

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by the DfT

First Great Western awarded another four years by the DfT

Published: 24th March 2015

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Southwest Trains in the sidings by Phil Marsh

Stagecoach Group and Department for Transport break off Franchise extension negotiations

Published: 13th July 2015

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Edinburgh Festival by Allan McLean

Festival City welcomes the world

Published: 12th July 2015

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by Phil Marsh

The Bridge gains landmark status

Published: 9th July 2015

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by Phil Marsh

The Omlette Express tours the far flung reaches of the London & South Western Railway a hundred years ago

Published: 7th July 2015

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By Phil Marsh

Putting a face to Prince of Wales

Published: 6th July 2015

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by Phil Marsh

24 hours - from triumph to tragedy on our railways 10 years ago

Published: 6th July 2015

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Ian Allan Railtour engine 7029 Clun Castle being serviced at Leeds in September 1967 Geoff Marsh

The man who organised train-spotting dies.

Published: 3rd July 2015

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1 Southall footbridge half a century ago by Frank Dumbleton

Go ahead for new larger station buildings at Southall and West Ealing

Published: 3rd July 2015

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Shropshire Lad nameplate courtesy of Chiltern Railways

What’s in a name? Chiltern Railways offers unique buying opportunity to help charities

Published: 30th June 2015

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5764 at winning post Worcester Racecourse courtesy of SVR

48 ton Iron Horse with panniers goes to the races

Published: 29th June 2015

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Chris Price by NYMR

New Managing Director for UK’s largest steam line.

Published: 27th June 2015

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Manchester Metrolink by Phil Marsh

Manchester City Centre blockade could affect rail passengers until September

Published: 27th June 2015

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Clapham Junction by Phil Marsh

Southwest Trains and Network Rail Wessex ‘Deep Alliance’ ends two years early

Published: 27th June 2015

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Albert near Bapaume France Cliff Thomas

Become a WW1 light railway soldier for a day with a1917 Tracks to Trenches locomotive driving experience

Published: 26th June 2015

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Huddersfield Transpennine diesel service by Phil Marsh

Its official – Midland Mainline and Transpennine electrification plans put on hold by Transport Secretary

Published: 26th June 2015

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Threlkeld 2014 steam shovel by Cliff Thomas

50th anniversary of closure of the North Wales Penrhyn slate quarry rail system marked by gala gathering in Lake District

Published: 24th June 2015

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Gresley Steam Dreams trip

Sir Nigel Gresley prepares to bow out from main line service while former MD Roger Barker is remembered.

Published: 21st June 2015

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recreation 50th anniversary Frank Dumbleton

Didcot recreates ‘last steam loco’ scene

Published: 19th June 2015

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 The 4566 group courtesy of the 4566 Group

Happy birthday dear 4566

Published: 19th June 2015

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Crowds at Nottingham by Phil Marsh

Rail usage records keep tumbling as over a million new rail journeys a week are made

Published: 19th June 2015

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Iron Duke and salute at Didcot by Frank Dumbleton

Railway operations 200 years ago at the Battle of Waterloo

Published: 18th June 2015

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Linlithgow by Phil Marsh

Edinburgh to Glasgow main line blocked for 44 days

Published: 18th June 2015

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FR Car 150 Paddington2 by Cliff Thomas

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway launches new narrow gauge super-coach.

Published: 17th June 2015

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 Duncan the smiling volunteer  by Phil Marsh

Severn Valley Railway hits 50 offering Golden Tickets

Published: 16th June 2015

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1. The HLF GCR and Leicester Council teams

National Railway Museum out-station at Leicester North £9.5million closer

Published: 11th June 2015

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1 Train Story logo by Phil Marsh

Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s £1.2m Train Story officially opens

Published: 11th June 2015

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1 prime minister and mayor of london celebrate completion of crossrail tunnelling marathon courtesy of Crossrail

Crossrail tunnelling marathon completed.

Published: 7th June 2015

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1 Madge Elliot names the engine by Allan McLean

Modern locomotive named after lifelong Waverley Route campaigner Madge Elliot

Pulished:7th June 2015

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1 Abellio Greater Anglia logo by Phil Marsh

Shortlist for the Greater Anglia rail franchise announced

Published: 3rd June 2015

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1 778 in France June 2011

£10,000 World War One veteran steam locomotive 12 week overhaul appeal

Published: 1st June 2015

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1 Haymarket, tram from airport travelling to York Place in the city centre by Allan Mclean

Five million passenger journeys in first year

Published: 31st May 2015

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1 Borders Line train unveiled by Transport scotland with Transport Seccretary Keith Brown

Two new railways get ready for resumption of train service

Published: 30th May 2015

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1 Network Rail delivery sign  by Phil Marsh

More industrial action threatened by the RMT

Published: 29th May 2015

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1 Model T 001_Cliff Thomas

July fun for all the family on the rails!

Published: 27th May 2015

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1940 dunkirk evacuation train at Dover Phil Marsh collection

A look at the Dunkirk Dynamo rail operations 75 years ago

Published: 26th May 2015

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1 1915 Wolverton Ambulance train viewing Phil Marsh

Wolverton’s World War 1 European Ambulance train on display in London a century ago

Published: 22nd May 2015

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1 CRS 250 front by Phil Marsh

The UK’s future Rolling Stock unveiled at Railtex 2015?

Published: 21st May 2015

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1 60007 on the Esk Valley line by Phil Marsh

Clan Line and Sir Nigel Gresley prepare to drop their fires as Tornado blows back into service

Published: 16th May 2015

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1 red signal by Phil Marsh

Industrial action by rail workers to cause chaos at the end of May?

Published: 16th May 2015

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1 Existing Leeds entrance by Phil Marsh

£64 million pound key Northern Hub stations’ upgrade near completion

Published: 14th May 2015

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1 Farnworth tunnel works notice

Allow more time to travel between Preston, Bolton and Manchester until October.

Published: 15th May 2015

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1 Down street lift shaft by TfL

Transport for London seeks partner to transform disused tube station

Published: 13th May 2015

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1 hitachi train of the future by Hitachi

The UK’s largest rail exhibition runs from May 12 to May 14

Published: 8th May 2015

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1 Class 37 at Euston by Phil Marsh

Charity charters runs Class 37s on ‘The Four Triangles’ to raise funds for The Adventist Development & Relief Agency

Published: 6th May 2015

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08993 for sale by Phil Marsh

DB Schenker shunting locomotive fleet put up for sale

Published: 5th May 2015

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1 Churchill thanks the engine crews Phil Marsh collection

How The Southern Railway celebrated VE Day 70 years ago

Published: 5th May 2015

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1 HRH on Erlestoke Manor with Ryan Green (fireman), Paul Fathers (driver) and Roger Norfolk

HRH The Princess Royal makes first visit to the Severn Valley Railway and enjoys a steam footplate ride and a Billy can!

Published: 5th May 2015

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by Phil Marsh

RAIB published reports on two dangerous occurrences which bring serious ramifications for rail passengers

Published: 26th April 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Swanage Railway’s eyes focus on Wareham as the next Gala stop

Published: 24th April 2015

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by Phil Marsh

New Anglo-Scottish Sleeper franchise commences

Published: 22nd April 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Preserved railway heritage diesel gala season is here

Published: 22nd April 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Stranger on our shores steams at Statfold

Published: 21st April 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Twice the steam on Snowdon

Published: 21st April 2015

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by Phil Marsh

48 hours to buy a Level Crossing gate or a redundant carriage offered sale by Network Rail

Published: 21st April 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Buffet Cars on the Isle of Wight and Fitness carriages on Virgin Trains

Published: 1st April 2015

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Cliff Thomas

New heritage railway for London?

Published: 31st March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Sorry I’m late for work, my train was late again….or was it?

Published: 31st March 2015

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by Wightlink

Former British Rail Isle of Wight Sealink ferry sails to Italy on a one way trip

Published: 29th March 2015

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by Nigel Thompson

Why do some stations have just one train a week?

Published: 28th March 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Last year of operating for Colne Valley Railway

Published: 27th March 2015

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by Geoff Marsh

Rail and Ale days out in the East Midlands

Published: 25th March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Lifting the bonnet on Network Rail by their Chief Executive as they become subject to Freedom of Information legislation

Published: 20th March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

For sale – Class 121 Bubble car and former Royal Mail carriages

Published:16th March 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Railway history in Corwen revealed

Published: 16th March 2015

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 by Phil Marsh

The train arriving at the Queen Elizabeth II Terminal, Southampton Docks travelled via The Panama Canal and is the future…

Published: 13th March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Seaside Steam Railways spread their services

Published: 11th March 2015

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‘Double your money’ offer boost to Leighton Buzzard Railway station project

Published: 10th March 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Llangollen Railway officially opens Dwyrain Corwen East station

Published: 8th March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Iron horses under starter’s orders for the Cheltenham Festival

Published: 7th March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Two of our train companies sold – but who really owned them?

Published: 4th March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Virgin Trains East Coast launched at Kings Cross on March 1st after late arrival of Rail Minister!

Published: 3rd March 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Who really owns Britain’s trains?

Published: 28th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Thousands flock to celebrate anniversaries at the South Devon Railway

Published: 28th February 2015

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by Barbara Fuller

Princely party at King’s in prospect with visitor from Porthmadog

Published: 27th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Plans unveiled for rail passengers to benefit from raft of rail improvements in the north

Published: 27th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Train numbers 1. - Rail passenger subsidy down announces Department for Transport as Government financial support increases

Published: 23rd February 2015

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by Borders Rail

Track reaches end of the Borders line at Tweedbank

Published: 22nd February 2015

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by Geoff Marsh

Great Western Railway preserved steam fleet to expand in 2015

Published: 20th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

St David’s Day and Mother’s Day steamy treats on the main line

Published: 19th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Here is a platform alteration

Published: 17th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Report into post-Christmas Kings Cross and Paddington engineering works’ disruption published

Published: 12th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Train operator Southern cancels trains after a Graffiti attack on 30 carriages

Published: 12th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

West Coast Main Line February closure at Watford postponed due to landslip near Banbury

Published: 8th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Two 21st Century engine sheds built 100 miles apart on former Great Western Railway territory

Published: 7th February 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Revival of Chirk Welsh narrow gauge line underway

Published: 4th February 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Lorries on fire in the Channel Tunnel prompts inaccurate national media reporting

Published: 1st February 2015

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60007 by Phil Marsh

Winter steam operations on Britain’s heritage lines

Published: 31st January 2015

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Phil Marsh collection

Wartime railways blocked 75 years ago due to the white stuff falling

Published: 31st January 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Railway paperwork found detailing an aborted attempt on the UK rail speed record

Published: 28th January 2015

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Image supplied by Talyllyn Railway

‘Talyllyn 150’ surprise

Published: 27th January 2015

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by Cliff Thomas

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway marks its centenary

Published: 27th January 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Steamy evening brief encounter in Brighton on Valentine’s night

Published: 27th January 2015

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by Network Rail

Thameslink cross-London services cut by water main bursting - but tube services run as normal

Published: 26th January 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Winter steam operations on Britain’s heritage lines

Published: 26th January 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Pye Corner opens in record time

Published: 25th January 2015

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by Gil Roscoe F&WHR

Half a century of railway preservation brings death of several original preservation stalwarts

Published: 24th January 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Cardiff’s station upgrades begin to see real benefits

Published: 25th January 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Outcry at proposed level crossing closures in Suffolk

Published: 22nd January 2015

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Phil Marsh collection

Steaming back to Ryde after 50 years? Rail.co.uk assesses the plan and gives its verdict.

Published: 18th January 2015

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by Phil Marsh

Railways immersed in wartime operations 75 years ago

Published: 18th January 2015

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Fallout from Network Rail’s Christmas engineering works’ overrun continues

Published: 7th January 2015

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Published: 5th January 2015

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