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Another wheely great day out with vintage vehicles at the Watercress Line

Travel back through time to enjoy the largest gathering of steam vehicles in Hampshire since 2019A huge selection of classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and commercial vehicles will also be on displayDisplays open from 10.30am to 5pm, Friday 21st May...

SVR’s Class 50 Alliance scoops HRA award

Members of the Severn Valley Railway-based Class 50 Alliance are celebrating after winning the first-ever diesel preservation award in the Heritage Railway Association’s 2021 scheme. Over the last 30 years, the Class 50 Alliance has acquired five Class 50 diesel...

Heritage railway joins forces to build a locomotive for the future

The Severn Valley Railway has teamed up with the University of Birmingham and local start-up company, Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions, to work on a ground-breaking scheme. The Harrier HydroShunter project will see the UK’s first-ever conversion of a diesel...

Dartmoor Line rail services will be restored for first time in half a century

First ‘Restoring Your Railway’ scheme delivered, with rail passengers to benefit from return of daily services between Okehampton and Exeter later this yearScheme will reconnect communities across Devon, reinvigorating local economies, boosting tourism to Dartmoor National Park and improving...

Clocking up £8,000 towards station’s heritage timepiece

Rail passengers at Great Malvern station are set to be right on time as renovations to a Victorian clock are now complete. The ornate 161-year-old timepiece is working properly for the first time in three years after Network Rail organised...

History of Ledbury to be celebrated at station following West Midlands Railway grant

Visitors arriving at Ledbury station will soon be able to learn more about the town’s history thanks to a community grant from West Midlands Railway and the vision of local residents. A new project will see glazed information display cabinets...

Historic Grade II Listed TfL Rail station no longer “at risk” after renovations return it to former glory

TfL working with the Railway Heritage Trust have brought Hanwell station up to modern standardsStation improvements include new lifts and refurbished platform canopies, waiting rooms and a new accessible toiletCustomers now benefit from step-free access from street to platformLondon...

Cardiff bridge avoids £40m demolition thanks to electric resistant paint

In a world first, electric resistant paint combined with voltage-controlled clearance (VCC) has helped make a Victorian railway bridge usable by new electric trains, avoiding weeks of passenger disruption and train delays in the process. Just over a year ago,...

Project to build third new steam locomotive builds up steam

Drawings being scanned for new Gresley class V4 on 80th anniversary of unveiling of prototype The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT), the registered charity behind famous new 100mph steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado and Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales,...

Railway heritage at risk from Highways England’s “wrecking ball”

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England under plans described by one campaigner as “finishing off what Dr Beeching started”. The government-owned company is responsible for managing the Department for Transport’s...

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Four Network Rail employees recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Four Network Rail employees have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Friday 11 June. Rajinder Pryor,...