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In Pictures: Ramsgate Depot Open Day 2019

Our photos of Ramsgate Depot Open Day 2019 On a windy afternoon of Saturday 8th June, I took an unexpected trip to Ramsgate for the annual Southeastern Depot open day. Southeastern often do open days, such as at Slade Green. Thanks to Hornby’s last minute supply of tickets, I seized the opportunity. Entry was free …

SWR Class 442s Enter Passenger Service

SWR Class 442s Enter Passenger Service The first of 18 class 442 Electric Multiple Units is expected to enter service this Monday 10th June 2019. The first unit should come from Bournemouth TRSMD on 5B88, then work 1B88 (or 9B88) from 0628 Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo, most likely VSTP. 442410 and 442420 should …

Ramsgate Southeastern Open Day 2019

Ramsgate Depot Open Day 2019 Southeastern Trains will be holding an open day at their Ramsgate depot on Saturday 8th June 2019. Tickets are now sold out. Ticketholders will get the chance to see some legends of the rails including an EWS class 66 and steam locomotive 35028 ‘Clan Line’. The full locomotive lineup can …

GWR – History of the Railways

GWR – History of the Railways In 1832 it became clear that Bristol simply had to be connected to London. A group of businessmen got together and turned to one of Britain’s greatest engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The go-ahead was given in 1835 and the story of the Great Western Railway began. Since then we’ve …

Updated: Great Northern Class 313s for Scrap

First Great Northern Class 313s for Scrap The first of the Great Northern class 313 electric multiple units are now being sent to various locations for scrapping. GN 313 Scrappage Log 08/04/19 – 313026 to Newport (57312) 09/04/19 – 313055 to Booths Rotherham (57312) 11/04/19 – 313050 to Kingsbury (57312) 03/06/19 – 313031 + 313123 to …

TransPennine Express Class 802 Deliveries

Following the recent completion of deliveries of GWR Class 800 and GWR Class 802 trains, the latest 6X80 paths from Dollands Moor have been the new Transpennine Express Class 802 units. Units 802201 through to 802219 for TPE, will operate primarily on the North TransPennine Line between Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The fleet …

TIMINGS: GWR Announce Class 43 HST Farewell Railtour

GWR Announce Class 43 HST Farewell Railtour Great Western Railway have announced a farewell charity railtour for their much loved Class 43 HST high speed trains. This follows the recent news of their recent upcoming termination for their service on the Great Western Mainline. GWR class 43s are expected to continue working on local services …