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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

On the level

On the level

10 June 2015

Terry Turner, former general manager of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway and a member of the Heritage Railway Association’s operating & safety committee, explains how he came across a cost effective development in level crossing technology which has now been successfully installed at Castle Caereinion 

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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: June 4, 2015

Issue June 4, 2015

Lottery backs £15m GCR/NRM Museum at Leicester North
Back in business! West Coast 'on probation' after SPAD
Taw Valley heads British Pullman on Severn Valley
Tornado booked for Scottish main line tours
Runaway Quorn diesel crash: handbrake left off

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