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Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive takes part in fundraising

Union Pacific Railroad's legendary steam locomotive No. 844 will pull a special train for 'Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days', as well as a fundraising special for the Cheyenne Depot Museum between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. The excursions will celebrate...

Reading Museum receives train nameplate

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications, and the Creative Industries attended a special handover ceremony at Reading Museum on Friday 1 July, when the Museum received a donation of a train nameplate bearing the name ‘Sir Felix Pole’. Reading resident...

Big changes at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Yorkshire railway, famous for its’ starring role in the iconic film The Railway Children, has safeguarded its future after undergoing a significant reorganisation. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway has incorporated its’ Preservation Society and transformed its’ status into...

Railway heritage work praised in House of Commons

Theresa Villiers MP, the minister of state for railways, was generous in her praise for the work of the railway heritage industry at a packed reception sponsored by the HRA in the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 June,...

North Yorks Moors Railway faces strike action

RMT members at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are to impose an overtime ban and work-to-rule from a minute after midnight on Friday, June 10, in a dispute with the heritage line over allowances for carriage and wagon fitters. Members...

Network Rail seeks home for rare German wagon from Bath Spa Station

A rare German wagon, which has emerged for the very first time from the historic vaults at Bath Spa station, now needs a new home. The initiative to conserve the wagon is led by the Railway...

Bodmin & Wenford Railway to celebrate 25th anniversary

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still regularly operated by steam locomotives – celebrates its Silver Jubilee this year. A ten day gala week of special events and ‘themed days’ from Friday 17 to Sunday...

Severn Valley Railway could gain a new station

Development of a 4 star hotel, conference centre and water park at the West Midland Safari Park could lead to a new station being constructed at the Severn Valley Railway, which runs alongside part of the park near Bewdley. Owners...

New future for Railway Heritage Trust

Network Rail has decided to continue its support of the Railway Heritage Trust until 31 March 2019. The Trust was formed in 1985, and gives grants to restore listed buildings and structures on the national railway network. Network Rail’s present...

Royal opening of Duffield line

The 8.5 mile Duffield to Wirksworth line was officially opened by the Duke of Gloucester yesterday. The Duke arrived on a steam hauled Royal train and was greeted by crowds of flag waving local children, who had been given the...

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Fugro to conduct RILA survey of Network Rail’s Western route

Network Rail has contracted Fugro to conduct a RILA survey of a major part the rail network...

Welsh railways to receive up to £65 million to help keep services running

The Welsh Government has announced that it will spend up to £65 million over the next six months to ensure train services...

3Squared and East Midlands Railway sign five-year extension agreement

3Squared, the Sheffield-based rail technology specialists, has announced that it has signed an extension with East Midlands Railway (EMR) for the train...

Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff for keeping freight and critical...

Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be...