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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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Bala launches £3 million town centre push

Bala launches £3 million town centre push

26 January 2015.

PRESERVATION powerhouse Julian Birley has launched a £3 million project to give the Bala Lake Railway a town centre presence after more than four decades.

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Swanage Railway breaks passenger records

Swanage Railway breaks passenger records

8 January 2015.

Swanage Railway volunteers and staff are celebrating after the line carried a record-breaking 216,267 passengers during 2014 – more than the combined populations of Bournemouth, Wimborne and Bridport.

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Find out how the railways helped win the Second World War

Find out how the railways helped win the Second World War

29 December 2014.

at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon
Saturday and Sunday, January 10-11.

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Back in action! India's Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is fully open again

Back in action! India's Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is fully open again

22 December 2014.

After a gap of over four years normal train services are to resume on India’s world-famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The first train from Siliguri to Darjeeling will depart from Siliguri Junction on December 25.

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Christmas 'Winter Warm Up' steam and diesel day

Christmas 'Winter Warm Up' steam and diesel day

16 December 2014.

Classic steam and diesel locomotives – together with a nostalgic freight train – will be running through the Isle of Purbeck countryside thanks to a special 'Winter Warm Up' mini-gala day being staged as the perfect way to blow out the Christmas cobwebs.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway takes Britain's top award

North Yorkshire Moors Railway takes Britain's top award

15 December 2014.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has taken the top honours in the 2014 Heritage Railway Association awards.

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Ride with us on Mayflower's first main line trip!

Ride with us on Mayflower's first main line trip!

5 December 2014.

LNER B1 Mayflower is to make its official main line passenger-carrying comeback on Steam Dreams’ ‘Cathedrals Express’ on February 14 (Valentine’s Day). However, you could take a trip behind the LNER apple-green classic through East Anglia three days before – exclusively with Heritage Railway!

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