• The ‘Trying Banana’

    THE Hatfield derailment of October 17, 2000 was a watershed moment for Britain’s railway, and most railway engineers around at the time would rather forget

  • Tenders sought for HS2 fleet

    THE Government has issued an invitation to tender to the five bidders hoping to build the initial fleet of trains for HS2. The winner will

  • Back to the future

    FIFTY years ago saw the end of steam on British Railways, with the running of the famous 1T57 ‘Fifteen Guinea Special’ on August 11, 1968.

  • December upgrades postponed

    THE upheaval caused by the extent of timetable changes in May, which even now have still not been fully implemented by Northern and the Govia

  • Heljan surprises with new ‘25’

    THE competition to produce the definitive re-creation of the BR/Sulzer Type 2s in ‘OO’ gauge took a further twist at the beginning of July, with

  • NRM begins review of its diesel and electric fleet

    THE National Railway Museum has begun a condition review of its entire diesel and electric fleet to decide the way forward for each of the

  • KWVR celebrates 50 years

    THE KWVR was one of the first standard gauge heritage lines in the country, running its first official trains on June 29, 1968 – a

  • First look at LO Class 710

    FOUR-car EMU No. 710261 became the first of the class to be delivered to its new future home at Willesden depot, North London, when it