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LNER Class 91s & MK4 Withdrawl Begins

LNER Class 91s & MK4 Withdrawl Begins LNER withdrawal of the class 91 and their MK4 coaching stock had commenced. We’ll be regularly updating this page with new information as and when they’re moved into storage or scrapped, or transferred to their new operators. The MK4 and DVTs LNER withdrawl are being moved to Worksop …

Seaford Branch Resignalling Nears Completion

Seaford Branch Resignalling Nears Completion Network Rail have announced dates for further work on the Seaford branch in a bid to complete the Seaford Branch resignalling work. This announcement follows a number of recent branch line closures, including the 10 day Seaford Branch closure last year. Work to complete the signalling work was pencilled in …

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. The last 313 recorded working was 048/049 working 2J83 2333 HFN-MOG on September 30th. GN 313 Scrappage Log (44) Date is shown first (oldest top, latest bottom), then …

Gatwick Airport to Receive Station Redevelopment

Gatwick Airport Railway Station set to receive £150m upgrade in 2020 It was recently announced that Gatwick Airport Railway Station will receive a £150 million upgrade next year, to help improve experience for the 20 million people that visit Gatwick Airport each year by train. Gatwick Airport sees trains depart for London every 3-5 minutes …

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 …

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 …