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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

LOCOMOTIVE STOCK CHANGES (Correct to March 3rd 2014)

Class 66 66031 TO WBAT-WQAA 11/02/14 66063 TO WBAT-WSSC 12/02/14 TO WSSC-WBAT 27/02/14 66067 TO WSSC-WBAT 05/02/14 TO WBAT-WSSC 21/02/14 … Read More

D6700, 55002 and a GBRf guest added to Swanage gala

Three more guest locos have been added to the Swanage Railway’s May 9-11 diesel gala with the National Railway Museum’s Pioneer … Read More

CHC anniversary open day

Crewe Heritage Centre is celebrating 40 years of the electrification of the West Coast Main Line from Crewe to Glasgow with a special … Read More

Industry reiterates demand for new trains

An updated report published by the Rolling Stock Strategy Steering Group (RSSSG) reiterates the importance of a market-led approach … Read More

Extra trains for Anniesland

First ScotRail has announced it will operate ten trains a day between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland from May 18. The new Sunday … Read More

GBRf calls for more freight Interchanges

GB Railfreight has made a submission to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation on the draft National Networks National … Read More


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