Freightliner names PowerHaul 70004

The official unveiling ceremony took place at The National Railway Museum in York to celebrate The Coal Industry Society’s 500th meeting. Locomotive PowerHaul 70004 was named by ex-Secretary of State for Energy Tony Benn. The...

Avon Valley Railway donates coal ash to help British Waterways

Two icons and arch rivals of the industrial age – the canals and the steam railways - are combining forces, using traditional techniques to solve problems on the waterways of today whilst saving money...

Linlithgow Station’s 167 year old photo

A new information panel has been installed at Linlithgow Station to record its claim to be the first station in the world to have been photographed. The photograph was taken in 1845 by David Octavius...

Video: London Underground's 150th anniversary celebration

Steam returned to the London Underground on Sunday as the freshly-restored Met Locomotive No. 1 and the oldest operational Tube carriage took to the rails to mark the system's 150th birthday. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZqJrnp3oO0]
L-R: The Flying Scotsman, Virgin Trains’ new Azuma, the Intercity 225 and an HST Intercity 125. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire.

Four generations of trains travel side by side on ECML in world first

Railway enthusiasts enjoyed a historical first over the weekend as four generations of trains travelled side by side on the East Coast main line. The Flying Scotsman was joined by Virgin's new Azuma Class 800, an...

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 Serpell Report. These two events mirrored the tempestuous undertones of railway policy in the years following World War Two. In this eight part series, Colin Garratt of Milepost 921⁄2 outlines [...]

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 cities across Britain were provided with rapid efficient transport second to none. The tragedy of their removal is made all the more poignant when one considers that they have [...]

3D scanning of the Mail Rail system

It may come as a surprise, but London Underground doesn’t have the only underground railway network in the nation’s capital. Running directly under the feet of millions of unsuspecting Londoners and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, the Post Office Underground Railway – Mail Rail – ran between 1927...

Great Central Railway in bid for £2.5m funding

Up to 200 new jobs and an 18 mile long heritage line could be created if a bid for £2.5m by the Great Central Railway Development Company is approved by the Government Regional Growth...

Severn Valley Railway plans £3m share sale

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is launching a share offer worth £3 million to secure the railway's future for the next 50 years. The heritage line is looking to build a new visitor centre, establish...

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