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Class 769 Flex on test

Testing of the first Class 769 Flex, 769434, has begun at the Great Central Railway.  The unit passes Woodthorpe on September 26 with … Read More

Bury Beauty

With the news dominated by shiny new EMUs, DMUs and Bi-modes of late, how’s this for a shiny piece of railway history.  Hats … Read More

66780 emerges from Eastleigh

The last of GBRf’s ten former DB Cargo Class 66s to be repainted and renumbered, 66780 (ex-66008), has been released from Eastleigh … Read More


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


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