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 […]
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 […]
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…
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 […]
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.
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.
Steve Yianni, Director of Engineering, introduces this series of films and describes our commitment to supporting engineering education — within our own workforce and beyond.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This report sets out how we consider HS1 Limited has performed and the regulatory work that has been done during the previous year…
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.
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…
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. […]
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 […]
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..
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 […]
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 […]