Annual health and safety report

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Annual health and safety report
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) report on health and safety performance on Britain’s railways in 2017-18 covering the mainline railway, Transport for London (including London Underground), and Britain’s..
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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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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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A Brief History of Steam Trains and the Value of Model Steam Trains

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A Brief History of Steam Trains and the Value of Model Steam Trains
When we think of steam trains we often think of those powerful locomotives we’ve seen with huge billows of black smoke spewing out of the engines smokestack, barreling down the railroad track pulling a chain of rail cars behind it, and this image could very well be what motivates most hobbyist to include model steam […]
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Rail compensation super-complaint

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Rail compensation super-complaint
Our response report to the Which? super-complaint recommends a package of measures to deliver results for consumers…
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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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Steam Train Toys Images

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Steam Train Toys Images
Images of toy trains and associated items
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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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‘The Exchanges’ Autumn Steam Gala 2018

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‘The Exchanges’ Autumn Steam Gala 2018
‘The Exchanges’ Autumn Steam Gala 2018 Story by Andrew P.M. Wright Swanage Railway official photographer & press officer A classic 1930s express steam locomotive that hauled express trains between London and Glasgow – and headed the Royal Train on two occasions – is to make its first visit to the Isle of Purbeck when it […]
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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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The New Measurement Train – Network Rail engineering education (8 of 15)

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The New Measurement Train – Network Rail engineering education (8 of 15)
Our fleet of infrastructure monitoring vehicles inspect the network 24/7, in order to predict and prevent faults occurring. This film profiles the flagship New Measurement Train. A high-speed track inspector and test-bed for cutting edge technology, it’s the most advanced train of its kind in the world.
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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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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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The Railway Children Edith Nesbit

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The Railway Children Edith Nesbit
Welcome to The Railway Children Audiobook, featuring all chapters! This The Railway Children full Audiobook is the same book as The Railway Children written by Edith Nesbit in an audiobook on youtube form. The Railway Children Audiobook is a great free resource for students, education, and more! This The Railway Children Audiobook makes learning easy […]
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In The Materials Lab, Destructive Testing – Network Rail engineering education (14 of 15)

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In The Materials Lab, Destructive Testing – Network Rail engineering education (14 of 15)
Staff from Sheffield Hallam University’s Materials Department demonstrate and explain various types of destructive materials testing, used on a range of materials. Tests include tensile, impact, hardness and compression.
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Steam locomotive Douglas arrives at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Steam locomotive Douglas arrives at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Over on the Grosmont M.P.D News – The Original Facebook group, photos have been shared showing the arrival of two guest steam locomotives for this weekends Gala. Steam locomotive ‘Douglas’ and 2857 both arrived at Newbridge yesterday ahead of the celebration weekend. Narrow gauge locomotive Douglas is visiting from the Talyllyn Railway. It will be […]
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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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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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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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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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