21 May 2015
The Office of Rail and Road issued the West Coast Railway Company with an Improvement Notice in the wake of a tumultuous period for the charter train operating company.
20 May 2015
THE Great Central Railway’s plans to build a new railway museum adjacent to it’s Leicester North station have been boosted with the news that the Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed earmarked funding of £9.5million for the project. The new museum will be called Main Line.
- AMTRAK derailment caused by excess speed
- “Community Rail in the City” Event
- Want to work for Britain's top-selling rail title?
- Class 37 airshow railtour tickets go on sale
- THOUSANDS STRANDED AS POWER OUTAGE HITS CLAPHAM JCT
- Easter track works completed on schedule
- West Coast Railway operations suspended by Network Rail
- Virgin, DRS and RM to run airshow charity special
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 4th June 2015
ALL ABOARD! This stunning adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children is currently playing at LONDON'S KING'S CROSS THEATRE. Set in a new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, this breath-taking show features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60-tonne locomotive that steams into the theatre to delight all ages.
6 May 2015
Richard Hardy has achieved things most of us can only dream about... running locomotive sheds at the height of the BR steam era and overseeing the changeover from steam to modern traction at one of Britain’s largest traction depots.
Last month’s issue traced his life from childhood until the end of the 1940s.
In this concluding part, we follow his progress through the Eastern, Southern and Midland Regions and up to BR headquarters
6 May 2015
Nick Brodrick goes behind the scenes to get the inside story of the new workshops of LNWR Heritage – and explains the crucial role of the Royal Scot & General Trust behind its exciting development.
Other Feature Articles
14 November 2013
I’D like to thank your readers for their generous response to our Bridge to the Future article and appeal in the November issue. In the days following The Railway Magazine feature, the rate of donations coming into the Great Central Railway headquarters more than tripled!
7 April 2014
Branding a train with a vinyl wrap or selective vinyl patches is a complex and interesting activity. Here for the first time, courtesy of Stewart Signs and Virgin Trains, is a speeded up stage-by-stage view of the process from the initial discussion and design stage to the application of the vinyls to the full sized train. Pendolino No. 390155 was launched into traffic by stars Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy at London Euston on March 31.
Current Issue: May 2015
Near-disaster devastates main line steam: West Coast Railway banned after steam special overshoots red signal
The train of the future: Hitachi 'Super Express' makes first run under its own power
Deltics on the Bluebell
The 'new' Crewe
Quintinshill crash centenary
• Next issue on sale: June 3, 2015