FR No. 20 – The Oldest Working Steam Locomotive In Britain

FR No. 20 - The Oldest Working Steam Locomotive In Britain

Since being displaced from its original base at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway The Furness Railway Trust has established a new base at the Ribble line. The Furness Railway Trust’s magnificent 1863-vintage Furness Railway 0-4-0 No. 20 will be running … Continue reading

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The Tube on TV

The Tube on BBC2

A new six part series of the The Tube starts on BBC at 9.00pm this evening (Mon Feb 20). The first programme, Weekend, goes behind the scenes of the world’s oldest, biggest and busiest underground train network as it undergoes … Continue reading

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Welsh Highland Railway on BBC

Welsh Highland Railway on BBC

A new two part documentary about rebuilding the Welsh Highland begins on BBC2 Wales this week. Also available on iPlayer for viewers in the rest of the UK. In April 2011 Wales’s newest and most ambitious railway – the Welsh … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping Train from WSR to Bristol and Cardiff

Christmas Shopping Train from WSR to Bristol and Cardiff

Saturday December 10th is another historic date in the 35 year history of the revived West Somerset Railway with a special pre-Christmas First Great Western train running from the West Somerset Railway to the popular shopping cities of Bristol and … Continue reading

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Network Rail Devolution Marks Next Phase of Rail Industry Reform

Network Rail logo

The day-to-day running of Britain’s railway infrastructure has been devolved to ten strategic routes as part of Network Rail’s plans to cut the cost of running Britain’s railway and work more effectively with passenger and freight operators. Each route will … Continue reading

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Rail Industry Calls for Tough New Measures on Cable Theft

Network Rail Poster

The rail industry today called for tough new measures to deal with cable theft at a meeting of the Transport Select Committee in Westminster. Speaking at the hearing, industry representatives set out the disruption that cable theft causes to rail … Continue reading

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Modernisation of Glasgow Subway Moving Ahead

Modernisation of Glasgow Subway Moving Ahead

The modernisation of the Glasgow Subway is moving ahead with the formal procurement of new rolling stock and signalling due to begin before the end of 2011. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is upgrading the network (affectionately know as the … Continue reading

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Essential Repairs to Historic Broads Swing Bridges

Essential Repairs to Historic Broads Swing Bridges

A pair of century-old railway swing bridges on the Norfolk Broads are set for a much-needed £900,000 revamp next week as Network Rail engineers carry out an extensive programme of repairs on the historic structures. The bridges at Reedham and … Continue reading

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Rare Hastings Poster to be Auctioned

Rare Hastings Poster to be Auctioned

A Rare British Railways poster featuring Hastings is set to sell for up to £1,500 at an auction next month. The attractive period poster was produced by Hastings artist Daphne Padden for British Railways who were keen to show that … Continue reading

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Due to a monumental error (another term came to mind but I won’t write it here) all 200 or so previous posts on Trainguy.co.uk have been lost. Please accept our apologies for this, we will have to start again from … Continue reading

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