Restoration of Iconic Norfolk railway structure wins top national award

The restoration of a rare Norfolk railway sign, thought to be the only surviving structure of its kind still in existence on the national rail network, has won first place at the National Railway Heritage Awards. The Bittern Line Community...

Severn Bridge Junction Signal Box refurbishment scoops 2021 National Railway Heritage Award

Network Rail is delighted to be recognised for the £250,000 restoration of one Britain’s most famous signal boxes Shrewsbury’s Severn Bridge Junction Signal box is one of our most striking and famous signal boxes in the world and it has...

Network Rail volunteers give boost to Bodmin & Wenford heritage railway

A team of volunteers from Network Rail recently joined forces with staff from Bodmin & Wenford Railway to help spruce up the heritage railway in preparation for the return of the Santa Special steam trains relaunching this December. The 25-strong...

Railway workers join forces to tidy up Marston Vale line station

Railway workers and community volunteers have joined forces to tidy up Ridgmont station as the Marston Vale line prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary. A six-strong team from Network Rail and the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (MVCRP) cut back undergrowth,...

Railway Restored: regular trains to run on Dartmoor Line for first time in 50 years

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will today dispatch the first passenger train to run on the Dartmoor Line for over 50 years, as the line once again becomes part of the UK rail network for passengers. This has been made possible...

Rail van that carried Unknown Soldier to form backdrop for Remembrance Service

A Service of Remembrance will take place on 11 November at Bodiam Station on the Kent & East Sussex heritage railway line (KESR), against the backdrop of the vehicle which carried the Unknown Warrior from Dover to London. The Cavell...

Major track upgrade complete on Calder Valley line’s Summit Tunnel

Passengers will now have smoother and more reliable journeys between Manchester and Leeds after a major track upgrade inside one of the world’s oldest railway tunnels. Network Rail has replaced 3km of track between Littleborough and Walsden stations which includes...

Historic signal box dismantled for new life at heritage railway

Greater Anglia has thanked customers for their patience following eight days of disruptive engineering works which were required to get ready for railway platform extensions for new longer trains. The works included the dismantling of a historic signal box. Platforms...

Incredible rare Roman statues found in HS2 dig

Archaeologists in Buckinghamshire working on the HS2 project have uncovered a set of incredible rare Roman statues whilst excavating a Norman Church in Stoke Mandeville. In the final stages of the excavation at the site of the old St Mary’s...

Heritage Fleet Sale

Direct Rail Services (DRS) is selling off heritage locomotives and carriages as it modernises its fleet. The sale will see all the Class 20s, which were DRS’s first engines and have been with the company for over 25 years, sold,...

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