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Former driver reunited with 6023 King Edward II

Former top link steam and diesel driver Bernard Rainbow was reunited with an old friend at Didcot Railway Centre on April 2nd, when he was invited to the launch of 6023 King Edward II and given a ride on...

Network Rail awards Railway Heritage Trust funding until 2019

Network Rail and the Railway Heritage Trust can announce today that Network Rail has decided to continue its sponsorship of the Trust at its present level until 31 March 2019. The Trust was formed in 1985, and gives grants to...

Bombardier helps fund restoration of steam locomotive

Bombardier Transportation, the world’s largest supplier of railway equipment, and owners of the UK’s only remaining train building facility, is helping to fund the restoration of ex-British Railways steam locomotive no. 61264. Bombardier is proud of its rich railway manufacturing...

Transport infrastructure works drawing to a close for London 2012

A steam locomotive called Robert today resumed its rightful place outside Stratford Station – signalling that work delivering the transport infrastructure required for the London 2012 Games is drawing to a close. Robert the Engine was hoisted and driven to...

Peak District rail line given new lease of life

On yer bike! It’s a fact of life that every business has good days and bad, no matter what they trade in. Commercial rewards from food outlets seem hostage to so many subjective fortunes but proprietors must be doing something...

Flying Scotsman’s boiler touches down

The overhaul of Flying Scotsman took a major step forward on March 25th, when its boiler and frames were reunited at the Bury workshop of Riley and Son Ltd. Owned by the National Railway Museum, the Flying Scotsman was the...

Great Western Railway Autocoach returns to Cornwall

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway’s auto train will be launched back into service on Friday 8 April, the first day of the line’s Spring Steam Spectacular, and will be in operation on all four days of the gala, offering...

The future of the Railway Heritage Committee

The Government has announced the abolition of the Railway Heritage Committee which has served the rail industry by continuing the work of identifying railway records and artefacts for preservation, started by British Railways over 60 years ago. Following debate in...

Flying Scotsman to appear in wartime black

The Flying Scotsman, sole surviving A3 locomotive, is to appear in wartime LNER black when she emerges from the National Railway Museum's paintshop in the spring, following a major overhaul. The NRM is holding a Flying Scotsman preview weekend between...

New President for Heritage Railway Association

The Heritage Railway Association has a new President; Lord Faulkner of Worcester. Richard Faulkner joined the House of Lords as a "working peer" in 1999, and has since then held a number of prominent positions in Parliament. He is a Deputy...

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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...