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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Reversing Beeching

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has called for some 'beechinged' lines to be reopened - but which ones? Reopening a...

New Mills footbridge refurbished

Refurbishment of a historic railway footbridge has been completed at New Mills Newtown station in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Severn Valley Railway’s future safeguarded

A National Lottery grant of £853,800 to repair the Falling Sands Viaduct in Kidderminster will "safeguard" Severn Valley Railway's (SVR) future.

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...