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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...

The heroes of Britain’s railways in the Great War

The Great War cost Britain’s railways dear. In four years they went from being robust businesses that stood firmly on their own feet to...

Crossrail archaeology

The building of the Elizabeth line, the biggest infrastructure project in Europe, has revealed a wealth of archaeological treasures. Artefacts from earlier times have...

Somme Offensive marked by railway

The rail industry continues its commemoration of the First World War with a series of events to mark the Battle of the Somme in...

Back in steam

60103 Flying Scotsman is back in public view following a decade- long restoration project, easing itself in with a series of test runs on the...

Dragons of Sugar Island

Colin Garratt director of Milepost 92 ½ - picture library and photographers to the railway industry - begins a series of features derived from...

History of Russian Railways: Part 1 – The Tsars

Russia has one sixth of the world’s landmass and has more water than any other country within its borders. With the construction of various...

Sierra Leone’s lost British locomotives ride again

Ravaged by civil war and the Ebola pandemic, Sierra Leone is hoping the railway can help deliver a positive future for the country. Up until...

A Scottish Romance – the rise and rise of Scottish Railways

Report by Colin Garratt of Milepost 92 1/2 Railfuture Scotland has proposed reopening more lines and 50 new stations, publishing ambitious plans designed to maximise...

Steam Drama at King’s Cross

The Olivier Award-winning stage version of Edith Nesbit’s ‘The Railway Children’ is set for further performances during school holidays this year at its purpose-built...

Churchill Remembered

Today (30 January 2015) marks the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Winston Churchill. The National Rail Museum will be displaying the locomotive 34051 ‘Winston...