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Bubble Car to stay on the main line

Both of the Class 121 bubble Cars recently taken out of service by Chiltern Railways have found a secure future, with one destined … Read More

David Shepherd

It is with great sadness we report the passing away of artist, conservationist and railway preservationist David Shepherd (86).  David … Read More

First GWR HSTs go off lease

The first four GWR HST power cars to go off lease are 43021, 43033, 43132 and 43148.  They are due to depart Laira in one formation … Read More

Class 60s sold to Wabtec

It has been confirmed that Wabtec is acquiring the 20 Class 60s offered for sale by DB Cargo.  The sale includes several locos currently … Read More

Ten DB Cargo Class 66s for sale

DB Cargo has put ten of its Class 66s up for sale.  Eight of them are already in store, with two still in the active fleet.  As of … Read More

Class 56s on the Preston Tanks

For the first time Colas used a pair of Class 56s on the Preston Docks to Lindsey empty tanks on August 1.  The train ran as 6Z56 … Read More

Aventras for South West Franchise

FirstGroup and MTR, the new franchisees for the South West franchise, has ordered 90 Bombardier Aventra EMUs worth £895 million for … Read More

Chiltern Bubbles Retire

Chiltern Railways finally retired its two Class 121 Bubble Cars on May 19.  The company ran the two (121020 and 121034) as a pair … Read More


Hours after the May issue went to press the Office of Rail and Road lifted the Prohibition Notice it had placed upon West Coast Railways … Read More

Wigan Model railway show

The Wigan Summer 2014 Model Railway exhibition, sponsored by Book Law, is being held at the Robin Park Arena & Sports centre, … Read More


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