History Made As Steam Train Passes Through Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, UK

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History Made As Steam Train Passes Through Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, UK
HISTORIC STEAM-HAULED PASSENGER TRAINS RUN BETWEEN LONDON AND SWANAGE – FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JUNE 1967! A 1940s-built Southern Railway Bulleid Pacific steam locomotive, named Tangmere after the West Sussex Battle of Britain airfield, was used to pull the 12-coach Dorset Coast Express train on 4th May 2009 Keep up to date with Poole […]
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Steam Train, Dream Train

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Steam Train, Dream Train
A steam train shoots across an empty landscape in the dark of night and stops at a station for loading by a peppy crew of animals: monkeys, rabbits, elephants, polar bears, dogs, kangaroos, turtles, a camel, and a penguin. They load on cargo and some animals, including a giraffe, brontosaurus and T-Rex! The twist at […]
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Spectacular Glendower – Layout in a basement

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Spectacular Glendower – Layout in a basement
A spectacular model railway from the BRM archives. BRM prides itself on giving readers Britain’s best model railways, easy-to-follow expert modelling advice and the latest product news and reviews. To find out what’s inside each issue, together with what extra digital features can be found, simply read the content description. Enjoy…
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Happy 10th Birthday to Peters Railway

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Happy 10th Birthday to Peters Railway
Famous author, Chris Vine, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the popular series of railway books for children, Peters Railway. 2008 saw the first book published after the engineer’s love of trains, which saw him build his own miniature railway and model locomotive. It is this passion which lead him to write his own book […]
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The Level Crossings Challenge – Network Rail engineering education (9 of 15)

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The Level Crossings Challenge – Network Rail engineering education (9 of 15)
Certain railway lines can be made more efficient by changing level crossing technology. This film outlines a student challenge — but also explains the concepts of headway, speed restrictions and line capacity.
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The Institute of Making – Network Rail engineering education (10 of 15)

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The Institute of Making – Network Rail engineering education (10 of 15)
Zoe Laughlin from Kings College London’s Institute of Making introduces a film on the amazing world of materials — she listens to crystals in metals, demonstrates the incredible properties of super conductors at low temperatures — and explains how material science will transform how we heal bones.
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Introduction – Network Rail engineering education (1 of 15)

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Introduction – Network Rail engineering education (1 of 15)
Steve Yianni, Director of Engineering, introduces this series of films and describes our commitment to supporting engineering education — within our own workforce and beyond.
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This is Network Rail – Network Rail engineering education (2 of 15)

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This is Network Rail – Network Rail engineering education (2 of 15)
An introduction to one of the UK’s most important engineering operations – who we are, what we do and why we do it. TO find out more about Network Rail and who we are https://www.networkrail.co.uk/who-we-… For all our national news, campaigns and to see how we’re at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway.
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Making Switches & Crossings – Network Rail engineering education (13 of 15)

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Making Switches & Crossings – Network Rail engineering education (13 of 15)
This film profiles Progress Rail’s manufacturing sites in Sandiacre and Beeston, Nottinghamshire. We see how fabricated switches and crossings are machined, welded and assembled — and how modular layouts are revolutionizing this process.
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Steam locomotive No.70000 Britannia to haul services at the Severn Valley Railway this weekend

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Steam locomotive No.70000 Britannia to haul services at the Severn Valley Railway this weekend
The Severn Valley Railway has announced that steam locomotive 70000 Britannia will be hauling passenger trains this weekend. 70000 Britannia will be hauling trains between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster and joins 43106, 50035 and 7714 on the locomotive roster. The ‘Britannia’ locomotive will be hauling trains under BS3, which is the 11:10 and 15:25 departures from […]
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Wimborne Model Railway

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Wimborne Model Railway
A model town in Wimborne has a separate model railway attraction. When it came time to upgrade parts of it, a Raspberry Pi was the natural choice In the beautiful town of Wimborne, very close to where The MagPi is made, is a superb model town that has existed for almost 70 years. It’s a […]
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Drive a Train

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Drive a Train
There can be no better or more memorable surprise than to fulfil a childhood ambition and take to the footplate of one of our steam or diesel locomotives. This unique experience to drive along our 6 mile railway, restored and re-laid after a 30 year battle is available to purchase for you and members of […]
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ORR’s annual report on HS1 Ltd 2014-15

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ORR’s annual report on HS1 Ltd 2014-15
This report sets out how we consider HS1 Limited has performed and the regulatory work that has been done during the previous year…
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Introduction to Level Crossings – Network Rail engineering education (4 of 15)

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Introduction to Level Crossings – Network Rail engineering education (4 of 15)
This film looks at one of the biggest challenges we face in keeping the network safe: level crossings. How they work, the varieties we have in operation — and the safety issues they encounter.
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Business Plan 2018-19

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Business Plan 2018-19
Our aim is to protect the interests of rail and road users, and our 2018/19 Business Plan sets out how we intend to do so in the coming 12 months…
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Steam locomotive owner becomes Acting Chairman at the West Somerset Railway

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Steam locomotive owner becomes Acting Chairman at the West Somerset Railway
The West Somerset Railway has announced that Jonathan Jones Pratt has become the company’s Acting Chairman for the next three months. Mr Pratt was announced as a director on the 13th September 2018 and has good links with the West Somerset Railway thanks to his ownership of GWR locomotives No. 4936 Kinlet Hall and No. […]
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Using Computers – Network Rail engineering education (7 of 15)

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Using Computers – Network Rail engineering education (7 of 15)
Computers assist in virtually every single area of our operations — and the operations of our suppliers. They are vital to our work. Anyone entering our workplace can expect to use a computer or computer system to assist in making work more efficient, quicker — and safer. This film profiles two of the ways we […]
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Annual efficiency and finance assessment of Network Rail

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Annual efficiency and finance assessment of Network Rail
This document explains our assessment of Network Rail’s efficiency and wider financial performance across Great Britain as a whole, and separately for Scotland, Wales and each of its routes in..
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Mid Hants Steam Railway, The Watercress Line

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Mid Hants Steam Railway, The Watercress Line
We’ve visited plenty of preserved railways and ridden in many timeless steam trains on our travels, usually as part of our annual holiday, but not this year. So to keep Mike happy Belinda allowed him an outing to the Watercress Line – the heritage Mid Hants Railway. It runs from Alresford to Alton along a […]
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Hull Trains celebrate 18 years of service

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Hull Trains celebrate 18 years of service
Hull Trains, the long distance train operating company, is celebrating 18 years since the first ever train departed from Hull, bound for London. Hull Trains is the UK’s smallest train operator and was born on the 25th September 2000. It served just over 80,000 people in its first year, providing East Yorkshire with a link […]
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