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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 …

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 …

TransPennine Express Class 802 Deliveries

TransPennine Express Class 802 Deliveries to Eastleigh 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, …

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 …