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A shocking case of theft from the heritage site Rocks By Rail has come to our attention.  If anyone has any information please call … Read More

37407 head to Norwich

DRS Class 37 37407 ran light engine as the 0E07 1041 Derby RTC to Norwich Crown Point on February 17.  The loco passes Colwick East … Read More

GWR signs deal for new Exeter depot

Contracts have been signed for work to start on a new maintenance depot at Exeter.  In partnership with Network Rail and the Department … Read More

Caledonian 47

Newly out-shopped from Washwood Heath in Caledonian blue (without branding), GBRf’s 47727 was taken to Barrow Hill by 73969 for … Read More

DRS to sell three Class 20s

Direct Rail services has put three Class 20s and four Mk 2 coaches up for sale, along with a dozen Mk 3  BT 10A/B bogies. The 20s … Read More

First Caledonian Sleepers arrive

The first five of 75 CAF Mk 5s on order for Caledonian Sleeper have arrived in the UK.  GBRf’s 92028 brought them through the … Read More

Retro 313

Govia Thameslink Railway and Beacon Rail have repainted the UK’s first-ever second generation EMU in its original livery to celebrate … Read More

Bubble Car to stay on the main line

Both of the Class 121 bubble Cars recently taken out of service by Chiltern Railways have found a secure future, with one destined … Read More

David Shepherd

It is with great sadness we report the passing away of artist, conservationist and railway preservationist David Shepherd (86).  David … Read More

First GWR HSTs go off lease

The first four GWR HST power cars to go off lease are 43021, 43033, 43132 and 43148.  They are due to depart Laira in one formation … Read More


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