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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...

New team at Greater Anglia

Ruud Haket (above), who led Abellio’s successful bid for the Greater Anglia franchise, heads a new team as managing director. The team includes: • Andrew...

Beefeater heads for South Devon Railway

John Keohane, 62, who works for the South Devon Railway as a volunteer director, is relinquishing his role as the Tower of London’s chief...

Football stars back further education for rail staff

Newcastle United football heroes John Beresford and Joe Allon took the controls of an Intercity 125 simulator at Newcastle Central to publicise further education...

Peruvian link for Pendolino driver

A Pendolino driver has been speaking of how he drove a freight locomotive down a mountain in Peru. Simon Davies was taking part in the...

Railway Children MAD Appeal

There’s still time to join the Railway Children’s Make a Difference day. ‘We’re currently signing up as many people as possible to ensure our forthcoming...

Subway salute for Anne

The 115th anniversary of the opening of the Glasgow Subway is particularly poignant for 80-year-old passenger, Robert Connor. A regular user of St George’s Cross...

Model railway

Eleanor Carling, 16 from Newcastle and Morris Pendlebury, 17 from Skipton have won the East Coast Premier Model Search. Staff from train company East Coast...

Charitable Training gets you fit

Already by mid-January New Year’s Resolutions are fading fast. Maybe you’ve relapsed and belted down a doughnut, a pint or a midnight slab of chocolate....

Positive news for 2012

As 2012 arrives and both the Euro crises and the recession continue, our good fortune is to be in an industry that is still...

Olympian role for Andrew

Andrew Williams has been appointed c2c’s new Olympics Project Manager. He will be liaising with Network Rail, Transport for London, ODA, LOCOG and the British...

Taylor-Made

Jim Taylor’s new year gets off to a good start with an internal promotion to the board. Jim, the divisional manager of NRL Rail, has...

Tipping the Scales

Neil Scales is quitting his job as chief executive of Merseytravel and heading for Australia and a new career as ceo of TransLink, the...

ScotRail’s engineering director praises local station adopter

A surprise visit by ScotRail’s engineering director, saw local station adopter, Max Bentley, singled out for praise at Giffnock. At the station to meet staff...

TSSA’s Gerry Doherty to retire

Gerry Doherty, general secretary of TSSA is to retire at then end of the year. Doherty, 58, has been leader of the Transport Salaried...

Haythornthwaite urges vision

‘I've never been in an industry before where growth felt like such a problem,’ says Rick Haythornthwaite, Network Rail’s chairman. Speaking at the inaugural Bradshaw...

Railways attract fresh talent

André Blackwood, an engineer, is enjoying a new career in the railway industry. André, 24, from Erdington, is working on the redevelopment of Birmingham New...

Rowe Hankins co-founder Roger Rowe dies

Celebrations at top rail supplier, Rowe Hankins, marking 25 years in business, have been tinged with sadness following the death of one of the...