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Nine centuries of history uncovered by HS2

Archaeologists working to prepare the UK for HS2, have begun unlocking almost 900 years of history at St Mary’s Church in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.The...

Railway heritage at risk from Highways England’s “wrecking ball”

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England under plans described by one campaigner as “finishing...

Island Line says goodbye to its much-loved trains

The Island Line, the Isle of Wight’s railway, has been operated since 1989 by refurbished former London Underground trains, built originally in 1938.However, they...

Northampton university wins award for its railway heritage

The University of Northampton has won a coveted heritage award for keeping one foot firmly in the past.Opened in 2018, the £330 million Waterside...

Heritage station bench restored

The heritage of a Grade II listed bench at Scarborough railway station has been protected by a Network Rail project that will make sure...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a leading independent...

Stephenson statue goes into store

A 150-year-old bronze statue of railway pioneer Robert Stephenson has been removed and put into safe storage while Euston station undergoes its major HS2...

Vale of Rheidol Railway completes new carriage store

The Vale of Rheidol (VoR) Railway has finished construction of its new Museum collection and heritage rolling stock protection shed at its Aberystwyth terminus.The...

Severn Valley Railway to receive Culture Recovery Fund grant

News that the Severn Valley Railway will receive £906,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund to help it through the next six months came as...

Historic rail bridge improved near Darlington

Teams from Network Rail have carried out improvement work on Skerne Bridge in Darlington, the oldest railway bridge in the world in continuous use,...

Preston’s railway station gets impressive new glazing

A £600,000 restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage has seen the North side of the 140-year-old station transformed with new glazing and a...

Network Rail acquires Brunel’s ‘Bristol Old Station’

Network Rail has acquired ‘Bristol Old Station’, the iconic Grade I listed building, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, that was Bristol’s first railway station...

Dent station building bought by Friends of Settle – Carlisle Line

The station building at Dent - England’s highest mainline railway station - has been purchased by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL).Standing at...

Churnet Valley Railway to reopen on 1 August

The heritage Churnet Valley Railway has announced that it will reopen on 1 August 2020 with a post-Lockdown steam-hauled train timetable, refurbished coaches and,...

National Railway Museum announces reopening dates

The National Railway Museum is reopening after 119 days of lockdown.Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham, will reopen on Tuesday 28 July and the main...

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to hold Bank Holiday gala online

The current lockdown due to Coronavirus is having a major impact on heritage railways.  Events have been cancelled, depriving both enthusiasts of a great...

Reversing Beeching

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has called for some 'beechinged' lines to be reopened - but which ones?Reopening a closed railway line is expensive and...

New Mills footbridge refurbished

Refurbishment of a historic railway footbridge has been completed at New Mills Newtown station in the Derbyshire Peak District.The stairs and overbridge were strengthened...