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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Lottery funding withdrawn from Great Central Railway museum project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...

A legacy for hope: Sierra Leone’s National Railway Museum

Nations have long looked to evolve and innovate their railways as a way of maximising economic potential. Few - if any - have looked to...

The value of steam railways to Britain

Almost as soon as the Swanage Railway closed in January 1972, a railway preservation society was set up to try and restore the service...

First train service in 45 years runs between Swanage and Wareham

Railway pioneers have boarded the first service in 45 years from Swanage to Wareham, in Dorset. Two generations of enthusiasts rebuilt the line following its...

Former railway station complete with converted carriages for sale with £950,000 guide price

A Shropshire railway station could be yours for £50,000 shy of a million pounds. Coalport - which opened in 1863 and closed a century later...

Mail Rail museum announces official opening date

The Postal Museum - home to the underground Mail Rail system - has announced its official launch date. Based in London, the heritage attraction will open...

You could own a former railway station signal box for £85,000

If you're a rail enthusiast looking for a new home we may have just found the dream location for you. Clive Emson auctioneers has listed...

Chiltern Railways to schedule additional services before Class 121 Bubble Cars retire

Following a spike in demand from customers, Chiltern Railways has announced an increased timetable for the 121 Bubble Cars before they retire. The TOC's last...

Murder on the metals

There’s something about the railway that seems to stir the imagination of crime writers. Within these circles, the Victorian corridor coaches are held in...