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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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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RMT launch campaign to stop closure of London Overground ticket offices

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RMT launch campaign to stop closure of London Overground ticket offices
RMT has announced that it is launching a campaign to stop London Overground ticket offices from closing. A total of 51 offices are up for closure after Arriva Rail London and Transport for London launched a consultation into the closures. The union will be leafleting stations with campaign postcards on the 3rd October 2018 as […]
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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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Brownies complete work at Shepherds Well railway station

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Brownies complete work at Shepherds Well railway station
Southeastern has announced that a makeover of Shepherds Well station has been completed by a group of local Brownies. The bare patch of land next to the station has been given a lot of work by the girls, including whimsical fairy toadstools, recycled tyre and wellington boot planters, and a pretty wildflower patch. The Mayor of […]
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Designs unveiled for three new railway stations in Birmingham

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Designs unveiled for three new railway stations in Birmingham
West Midlands Railway has announced that plans for three new railway stations in Birmingham have been unveiled. The plans come as the reopening of the Camp Hill Line to passenger trains takes another step forward. Under the new proposals, stations will be opened at Moseley, Kings Heath, and Hazelwell. The Camp Hill Line will tempt […]
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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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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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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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Metro train journeys to Newcastle Airport at record high

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Metro train journeys to Newcastle Airport at record high
Nexus has announced that Metro journeys to Newcastle Airport are at a record high. The body that owns and operates the Metro has said that there were almost a million journeys to Newcastle Airport in a year. This upward growth trend is thanks to the airport offering a wider range of destinations, and also thanks […]
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Ruislip Lido Railway Santa Specials now available to book

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Ruislip Lido Railway Santa Specials now available to book
Christmas only comes once a year, and the Ruislip Lido Railway will be running Santa Specials once again for the 2018 season. Santa Specials will be running on Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 22nd December 2018 Trains will be running regularly from 11:20 am until 5 pm. Ideally, you should allow between 1.5 and 2 hours for […]
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