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Video: Building Bombardier’s Crossrail commissioning centre

Video showing the construction of Bombardier's 'V Shop' - the facility which is currently being used to commission the new Class 345 trains for London's Elizabeth line. Video courtesy of Inside Out Group
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Video: Chorley flying arches

Chorley’s historic flying arches have been restored to their rightful place above the Bolton to Euxton Junction line after seven years in storage. Read more

Were you an apprentice at the British Rail Swindon Works Training School?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the British Rail Works Training School in Swindon, which opened in 1962 and survived until 1993. The School was designed to cater for 150 apprentices...
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Video: Designing a biomass wagon

The UK's biggest freight wagon, designed for the transportation of biomass, has been launched. This video outlines the process of designing and building the 18.9 metre-long wagon, which is around 30 per cent bigger than...
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Video: Torksey Viaduct reopens

A new footpath has been officially opened across Torksey Viaduct, bringing function to a structure that has been quietly rusting since the railway it was built to carry closed in 1959. Designed by John Fowler in the late 1840s, the viaduct prompted considerable debate amongst the engineering fraternity due to...
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Video: National Records Centre

One of York’s most anonymous buildings houses the railway’s engineering memory - an archive of around nine million records dating back to the 17th century, but still expanding to take in documents from the...

Video: Why you should be careful on level crossings

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has produced a shocking video showing the danger and destruction that motorists can face on level crossings. ÖBB, which spends 25 million euros a year improving safety on level crossings, simulated...

How Britain is helping build Brazil’s modern railway

Brazil desperately needs new rail infrastructure and 160 years after building its first railway, the country is again turning to British engineers for help. Britain's relationship with Brazil's railway began even before the very first...
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Video: Cheshire viaduct repairs

New drainage systems are being installed on two Grade II listed viaducts as part of a £17 million investment on the West Coast Main Line. Dating from the 1840s, the structures’ original drainage had failed, causing track quality issues and numerous brickwork defects which are undergoing repair. An 11-day blockade...
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Video: Tajo viaduct construction

Work is well underway on two new viaducts as part of the proposed high-speed line connecting Madrid, Extremadura and the Portuguese border. The 1,488 metre-long Tajo viaduct will sit 90 metres above the Tagus River. With...
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