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Were you an apprentice at the British Rail Swindon Works Training School?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the British Rail Works Training School in Swindon, which opened in 1962 and survived until 1993. The School was designed to cater for 150 apprentices for their first year of...

Vintage quartet at September steam gala

THE Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size (standard gauge) railway still regularly operated by steam locomotives – is eagerly looking forward to its annual Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival. The Gala will be held in its...

A steam railway charity in Porthmadog is celebrating thirty years of service.

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway opened on 2nd August 1980, and has been carrying passengers ever since on its short line to Pen-y-Mount. Almost half a million people have travelled on the railway in...

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Powering excellence

Stephen Royle. A new company, Breserv, is setting out to be the ‘Go...

The lockdown eases, replaced by confusion

As the lockdown starts to ease, it brings with it a degree of uncertainty and worry. Two months ago,...

Professor Felix Schmid steps down

Felix Schmid has retired from his post as Professor of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham after 15 years.

Will the railway be reclassified?

Should the railways remain in the private sector? Or are they, effectively, already nationalised after the government’s emergency measures taken as part...

The one that got away

This year’s Railsport National Angling Championships, due to take place on 12 August 2020 at Makins Fisheries, has been cancelled as a...