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Virtual Archive goes live

The original architectural drawings of the Forth Bridge, Paddington station and other great railway structures have been published for the first time on a...

Winter work out for SVR

The Severn Valley Railway is celebrating 150 years in the business. The first train ran between Worcester and Shrewsbury on 1st February 1862. Says David...

Autumn return for A4s

Two A4 class steam locomotives are returning to Britain to take part in celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of Mallard’s world record breaking 126mph...

Royal Railway Show

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Museum of the Great Western Railway, called STEAM, is putting on an exhibition devoted to royal rail...

Anniversary run

The Great Central Railway celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of its most popular diesels by hosting a special running weekend for Brush-built D5830,...

Summer return for Brighton Belle

A project to restore the Brighton Belle is making progress and the iconic train could return to the metals this summer. The 5Bel Trust wants...

Royal Salute for Rail Britannia

HRH Prince Charles braved torrential rain at Wakefield Kirkgate station to rename 70000 Britannia. The locomotive had just hauled the Royal Train on which the...

Return of the Signalman

The man who signalled the last train from Swanage to Corfe Castle and Wareham on New Year’s Day 1972 has returned to the Swanage...

Railfest 2012 celebration in York

The National Railway Museum in York is planning a nine day celebration of Britain's railways next year. The festival will bring together over 30 record-breaking...

Settled future for Settle & Carlisle line

The 14th July may mark the anniversary of the French Revolution, however further north it marks the less traumatic revolution on the Settle and...

Second Spring for Mull Rail

The Isle of Mull railway is to be crated up and exported to Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond. It’s the ‘high road’ and...

GWR supporters rally round

Supporters of the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway, part of which was lost in a dramatic landslip earlier this year, have been rallying round...