The hidden story of rail — from its manufacture at Tata Steel’s huge works in Scunthorpe, through to its management in track, the factors which reduce its lifespan and how it is ultimate removed and replaced.
Rail travel is the safest mode of transport in Britain. Making it safe, efficient and reliable is one of our jobs. This is the story of how we control trains — the block system, signalling and the different technologies used to control the network. For more information on signalling https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running… For all our national news, […]
Christmas only comes once a year, and the Ruislip Lido Railway will be running Santa Specials once again for the 2018 season. Santa Specials will be running on Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 22nd December 2018 Trains will be running regularly from 11:20 am until 5 pm. Ideally, you should allow between 1.5 and 2 hours for […]
RMT has announced that it is launching a campaign to stop London Overground ticket offices from closing. A total of 51 offices are up for closure after Arriva Rail London and Transport for London launched a consultation into the closures. The union will be leafleting stations with campaign postcards on the 3rd October 2018 as […]
Famous author, Chris Vine, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the popular series of railway books for children, Peters Railway. 2008 saw the first book published after the engineer’s love of trains, which saw him build his own miniature railway and model locomotive. It is this passion which lead him to write his own book […]
HISTORIC STEAM-HAULED PASSENGER TRAINS RUN BETWEEN LONDON AND SWANAGE – FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JUNE 1967! A 1940s-built Southern Railway Bulleid Pacific steam locomotive, named Tangmere after the West Sussex Battle of Britain airfield, was used to pull the 12-coach Dorset Coast Express train on 4th May 2009 Keep up to date with Poole […]
Our annual report summarises the key activities and events of the reporting year against the framework of objectives set out in our business plan…
Over on the Grosmont M.P.D News – The Original Facebook group, photos have been shared showing the arrival of two guest steam locomotives for this weekends Gala. Steam locomotive ‘Douglas’ and 2857 both arrived at Newbridge yesterday ahead of the celebration weekend. Narrow gauge locomotive Douglas is visiting from the Talyllyn Railway. It will be […]
A model town in Wimborne has a separate model railway attraction. When it came time to upgrade parts of it, a Raspberry Pi was the natural choice In the beautiful town of Wimborne, very close to where The MagPi is made, is a superb model town that has existed for almost 70 years. It’s a […]
This film looks at one of the biggest challenges we face in keeping the network safe: level crossings. How they work, the varieties we have in operation — and the safety issues they encounter.
This film profiles Progress Rail’s manufacturing sites in Sandiacre and Beeston, Nottinghamshire. We see how fabricated switches and crossings are machined, welded and assembled — and how modular layouts are revolutionizing this process.
This is our annual rail consumer report showing how the rail industry is delivering for passengers…
An introduction to one of the UK’s most important engineering operations – who we are, what we do and why we do it. TO find out more about Network Rail and who we are https://www.networkrail.co.uk/who-we-… For all our national news, campaigns and to see how we’re at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway.
Computers assist in virtually every single area of our operations — and the operations of our suppliers. They are vital to our work. Anyone entering our workplace can expect to use a computer or computer system to assist in making work more efficient, quicker — and safer. This film profiles two of the ways we […]
A steam train shoots across an empty landscape in the dark of night and stops at a station for loading by a peppy crew of animals: monkeys, rabbits, elephants, polar bears, dogs, kangaroos, turtles, a camel, and a penguin. They load on cargo and some animals, including a giraffe, brontosaurus and T-Rex! The twist at […]
Welcome to The Railway Children Audiobook, featuring all chapters! This The Railway Children full Audiobook is the same book as The Railway Children written by Edith Nesbit in an audiobook on youtube form. The Railway Children Audiobook is a great free resource for students, education, and more! This The Railway Children Audiobook makes learning easy […]
Southeastern has announced that a makeover of Shepherds Well station has been completed by a group of local Brownies. The bare patch of land next to the station has been given a lot of work by the girls, including whimsical fairy toadstools, recycled tyre and wellington boot planters, and a pretty wildflower patch. The Mayor of […]
This guide provides a summary of the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (ROGS)…
ORR Inquiry into May 2018 network disruption…
Telford Steam Railway is delighted to announce its attendance to this year’s Guildex Exhibition at The Telford International Centre. The exhibition will run from the 1st and 2nd of September 2018. This is the premier event for every model railway enthusiast. The event will feature modellers from across the globe who model in 7mm o scale! The show […]