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The fall and rise of Britain’s railways: Part 4

This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Richard beeching’s ‘the Re-Shaping of british Railways’, Writes Colin Garratt 2013 also sees the thirtieth anniversary of the...

Great Train Robbery memorial service

Railway staff at Crewe will be holding a Memorial Service at 3pm on 8th august to mark the 50th anniversary of the Great train...

National Railway Museum seeks Mallard crew

As the countdown continues to the 75th anniversary celebrations of Mallard breaking the world steam speed record the National Railway Museum is trying to...

The fall and rise of Britain’s railways

This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Beeching’s ‘The Re-Shaping of British Railways’. Writes Colin Garratt 2013 also sees the thirtieth anniversary of the...

Bluebell joins rail network

Saturday, 23rd March saw the Bluebell Railway open its long awaited extension into East Grinstead. Writes Clive Kessell The celebrations took place in a snow...

Bluebell Railway reaches East Grinstead

On Saturday 23rd March 2013 the Bluebell Railway plans to run the first passenger trains in and out of East Grinstead Station since 1958. The...

Heritage salute for Bath Spa

Bath Spa station has been nominated as a Transport Heritage Site by the Transport Trust. The graceful station was built in 1840 for the Great...

The fall and rise of Britain’s railways: Part 2

This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Beeching’s ‘The Re-Shaping of British Railways’. Writes Colin Garratt 2013 also sees the thirtieth anniversary of the...

Swanage – Wareham service resumes

41 years after being axed, a regular service connecting Swanage and Wareham is set to resume in two years time thanks to a £1.47m...

Headboard tradition revived

Two of First Great Western’s specially named trains serving Carmarthen and Plymouth have been fitted with their original 1930s headboards. The Mayflower operates Monday to...

The fall and rise of Britain’s railways

This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Beeching’s ‘The Re-Shaping of British Railways’. Writes Colin Garratt 2013 also sees the thirtieth anniversary of the...

Signal School clears 100 years

Former railway signalmen and women are getting together at the Signal School at York’s National Railway Museum to celebrate its centenary in January 2013. The...

Dr. Beeching’s silver lining

Graeme Bickerdike Reports... Hyperbole will flourish in the springtime as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of a butcher wielding his knife; the deeds of...

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway resumes service

After raising £1 million and rebuilding two collapsed embankments, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway resumed full service on 30th October and ran a special train...

Consultancy brought in to kickstart Flying Scotsman restoration

The National Railway Museum has appointed railway engineering consultancy firm, First Class Partnerships, to provide independent advice on how best to progress the delayed...

Tank wagon returns home

A hundred year-old railway tank wagon, originally used to carry shale oil products from oil works in West Lothian, was unveiled by Fiona Hyslop,...

Steam Returns to London Underground

Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the London Underground and steam trips are planned to celebrate the anniversary. The first journey took place between...

Coats and ‘Ats! – Colin Garratt reflects on the fall and rise of Britain’s tramways

Colin Garratt Director of Milepost 92½ Reports...  The golden age of British trams represents a glorious phase in transport history. It was a time when towns and...