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Heritage railway introduces contactless donation boxes

Visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) are now able to donate using contactless donation boxes. The first machine has been placed at Pickering...

Original George Stephenson notebook turns up in York

A records assistant at Network Rail's archive in York has stumbled across a notebook with George Stephenson's plans for the world's first locomotive-driven passenger...

Victoria line celebrates 50th birthday

London Underground's Victoria line is celebrating its 50th birthday with a series of special events along the route. The first phase of the line between...

Calls to scrap “outdated” legislation that prevents youngsters from volunteering on heritage railways

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail (APPGHR) wants the law changing to legally allow under 16s to volunteer on heritage railways. APPGHR describes the Employment...

Stephenson’s Rocket celebrates homecoming

Iconic steam locomotive Stephenson’s Rocket is to sit at the centre of the Railway Museum’s collection of historic rail vehicles as it prepares for...

Heritage operator withdraws steam fleet over fire risk

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is withdrawing its steam trains and will only run diesel locomotives for the time being after several fires broke...

Midland Metro’s ‘Roman’ road not as old as first thought

Archaeologists have been able to determine the age of a footpath which was uncovered in Birmingham’s Victoria Square during works to extend the Midland...

Heritage railway on quest to find muggle to Slytherin-to new role

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has set out on a magical quest to find a wizarding ambassador and muggle relations expert. Open to both...

A new life for closed railway lines

Victorian Britain witnessed the creation of a 20,000 route mile national railway network, of which about 10,000 route miles remain today as an operational...

Is there a railway on the Isle of Man?

I suppose the best answer to the question is no, there are at least four or possibly more if you count the three little...

National Railway Museum unveils new branding

The National Railway Museum (NRM) in York has unveiled its new identity at a special event. Bringing together the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman, the electro-diesel...

Prospective new TOC Vintage Trains announces MD

Heritage rail firm Vintage Trains, which has plans to set up as a train operating company (TOC), has announced that Cath Bellamy will join...

Video series aims to reignite campaign to put cycle path through disused railway tunnel

Campaigners are hoping a new social media video series will draw more public support to their plan to reopen a disused railway tunnel in...

First-ever second generation EMU painted in original British Rail colours

The country's first-ever second generation electric multiple unit (EMU) has been painted in its original blue and grey British Rail livery. Train 313201, which operates...

Lottery funding withdrawn from Great Central Railway museum project

Heritage Lottery will no longer be giving the Great Central Railway more than £9.5 million to build a new museum in Leicestershire. Plans for the new...

Severn Valley Railway raises £2.5m in year-long fundraiser

Severn Valley Railway (SVR) has raised £2.5 million in share purchases to transform its visitor facilities at Bridgnorth station - the biggest redevelopment project...

Last open day for Coventry’s Electric Railway Museum

Although it gets thousands of visitors a year, Coventry’s Electric Railway Museum has to close as the city council is not renewing its lease...

New safety standards for heritage railways

RSSB has produced a new set of standards that it hopes will clarify the safety obligations of heritage rail operators. RSSB said the new standards...