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  • Don’t provide the ammo

    OUR railways are often used as an easy stick with which to beat the Government or those in charge. National media regularly make headlines with

  • Train operators fail to deliver summer timetable change

      BOTH Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Arriva Trains Northern (ATN) have been heavily criticised since the May 20 timetable change as they have been

  • ‘Thumpers’ transferred to new home

    THE Downpatrick and County Down Railway (D&CDR) has taken delivery of the four Northern Ireland Railways 8080 Class DEMU vehicles it had earmarked for preservation.

  • Accurascale goes big with debut release

    SO, the Accurascale adventure has begun. Having already helped revolutionise modelling across the Irish Sea, the team behind the highly acclaimed Irish Railway Models brand

  • KeolisAmey wins Wales and Borders

    THE Welsh Government has awarded a 15-year contract to the KeolisAmey joint venture to operate the Wales and Borders rail franchise incorporating the future South

  • Experiments in ‘bustitution’

    THEY came, they saw, but they did not conquer. Sixty years ago in 1958, 22 four-wheeled railbuses from five different manufacturers were trialled on rural

  • Join us for the ‘gala of the year’!

    THE Severn Valley Railway will stage a major diesel gala on October 4-6 that will celebrate 50 years of the ‘Hoovers’. The ‘Class 50 Golden

  • Hitachi turns to the past

    In a surprise development, a Class 08 has been hired to assist with shunting at the company’s north east factory. THE beginning of April brought