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BREAKING NEWS: West Coast back in business

8 May 2015

West Coast Railways’ ‘Jacobite’ season was given the green light to start as planned on Monday, May 11, after Network Rail reinstated the Carnforth operator’s track access agreement as of midnight on Friday, May 8. 

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WEST COAST RAILWAYS SUSPENDED BY NETWORK RAIL

WEST COAST RAILWAYS SUSPENDED BY NETWORK RAIL

2 April 2015

West Coast Railways was at 1pm today served with a notice by Network Rail suspending the company’s track access.
 
The notice – which means a temporary ban on all West Coast services running on the national network – follows an incident in which Bulleid Battle of Britain Pacific No. 34067 Tangmere passed a red signal at Wootton Bassett with the return leg of a Southend-Bristol charter on Saturday, March 7.

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Rail Minister rides first train after commissioning of new signalling scheme

Rail Minister rides first train after commissioning of new signalling scheme

6 February 2015

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has made history after riding on the first train to be run under a newly commissioned £3.2 million signalling system that will enable a trial passenger train service between Wareham, Corfe Castle and Swanage.

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Vale of Rheidol scoops £288k Government grant

Vale of Rheidol scoops £288k Government grant

6 February 2015

The Vale of Rheidol has been awarded £288,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund 1 to develop heritage skills in a project called 'Our past is their future'.

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Podcasts

Episode 3 - The Great Goodbye

28 February 2014

Welcome to episode three of the official Heritage Railway magazine podcast. In this episode, Alex Lewczuk speaks to Geoff Thompson, Brian Sharpe and Robin Jones about the hype surrounding the Great Goodbye at Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon. Plus an EXCLUSIVE interview with Tim Godfrey, grandson of the one and only Sir Nigel Gresley!

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Feature Articles

Sunny South Swanage

Sunny South Swanage

11 May 2015

What could be better than glorious spring sunshine over the Isle of Purbeck for a Swanage Railway steam gala? Answer – the presence of BR Standard 7P Pacific No. 70000 Britannia and Southern Railway Schools 4-4-0 No. 925 Cheltenham, writes Robin Jones. 

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Competitions

Win a family ticket to The Railway Children at King's Cross Theatre!

CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 4th June 2015

ALL ABOARD! This stunning adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children is currently playing at LONDON'S KING'S CROSS THEATRE. Set in a new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, this breath-taking show features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60-tonne locomotive that steams into the theatre to delight all ages.

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Videos

Six A4s - The Great Gathering

4 July 2013

Celebrating the return of the six remaining A4s a the York National Rail Museum, July 3, 2013.

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Current Issue: May 7, 2015

Issue May 7, 2015

Deltic on Bluebell
'Evening Star' in GCR action
West Coast: The waiting game
'Great Britain VIII' sets off despite ban
Post Office railway to carry tourists in 2016
Princess Anne wows Severn Valley
Farewell to former NRM head Andrew Dow

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