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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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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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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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