Heritage

Churchill’s fireman backs locomotive appeal

James Lester, who was the fireman on Winston Churchill’s funeral train in 1965, has given his backing to a fund raising campaign to restore steam locomotive No. 34051 Winston Churchill, in time for the 50th anniversary year of the...

Freightliner names PowerHaul 70004

The official unveiling ceremony took place at The National Railway Museum in York to celebrate The Coal Industry Society’s 500th meeting. Locomotive PowerHaul 70004 was named by ex-Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn. The PowerHaul locomotives have increased tractive...

Great Central Railway in bid for £2.5m funding

Up to 200 new jobs and an 18 mile long heritage line could be created if a bid for £2.5m by the Great Central Railway Development Company is approved by the Government Regional Growth Fund. The company's aim is to...

Surprise namings for Neville Hill depot staff

Staff at Neville Hill depot surprised relatives of late and retired staff members with the namings of 4 recently repainted shunters. Two of the gleaming shunters were named Duncan Bedford and David Lightfoot by their respective widows and daughters with...

Heritage line looks at running commuter service

The Worth Valley Joint Transport Committee have funded a feasibility survey, examining the possibility of running a commuter style service along the Keighley and Worth Railway, the line featured heavily in the film 'The Railway Children.' The aim of...

Railway Projects Ltd in partnership with Northern Rail and Eureka Children’s Museum

The national children’s museum Eureka, have restored an old MarkII coach that would have been built circa 1969 by British Rail at Derby Carriage works. Two teams headed up by Railway Project Limited’s Operations Manager Simon Chorley undertook the...

Network Rail team help uncover ‘Birth of Britain’

A railway cutting in Hornchurch might not seem the most obvious place to open your eyes to the shaping of Britain but this seemingly insignificant site on the Romford to Upminster single line is one of the most important...

Uncovering the past of the South Eastern Railway

The building of a railway, in Kent, in the nineteenth century, is being explored through a partnership between Kent County Council's Centre for Kentish Studies, the Marden History Group and Parliamentary Archives and Parliamentary Outreach. Using unique archive material held...

Steam Locomotive update

EXCITING times lie ahead over the next few months for the impressive steam locomotive fleet based on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. The only surviving London & South Western Railway T9 Class 4-4-0 locomotive No 30120 arrived back at Bodmin...
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in...
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...