Darren Hendley

  • Electric pioneer and Victorian classic take top honours in HRA Awards 2024

    Electric pioneer and Victorian classic take top honours in HRA Awards 2024

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    A trail-blazing seaside railway, a restored Victorian express locomotive and a new-build engine lus a whole fleet of historic coal wagons were among the big winners at the Heritage Railway Association Annual Awards 2024, sponsored by Inspire Structures, and held in the Double Tree by Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton on February 10.

  • December 2023

    December 2023

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    The Railway Magazine provides the latest news, Steam & Heritage, modern traction and reviews and our brand-new December issue is out now! Britain’s newest steam loco The story behind the incredible Double-Fairlie No. 8 James Spooner, which has been officially launched into service at the Ffestiniog Railway. Climbing high Hastings again has two operational funiculars after the reopening of…

  • Departing Platform 9¾ – Here’s our top 10 Hogwarts Express videos

    Departing Platform 9¾ – Here’s our top 10 Hogwarts Express videos

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    Whether you’re a wizard or a mere Muggle, the Jacobite’s allure remains irresistible. Let’s hope that safety and magic find a harmonious balance, allowing this enchanting locomotive to continue its timeless voyage.

  • Flying Scotsman involved in ‘shunting incident’ at Aviemore Station

    Flying Scotsman involved in ‘shunting incident’ at Aviemore Station

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    Flying Scotsman was involved in a “slow speed” crash with another heritage train hours before visitors were due to board it. The crash happened at Aviemore Railway Station, in the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, at 7.10pm on Friday.

  • From the archive: The Fishguard Boat Express

    From the archive: The Fishguard Boat Express

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    The Fishguard Boat Express service on the Great Western Railway (GWR) between Fishguard Harbour in Wales and Rosslare in Ireland began in the early 1900s. The service was designed to provide a faster and more convenient way for passengers and goods to travel between the two countries. The first service operated between Fishguard and Rosslare…

  • Rapido Trains UK launches range of The Titfield Thunderbolt models with FIVE new 1:76 scale models

    Rapido Trains UK launches range of The Titfield Thunderbolt models with FIVE new 1:76 scale models

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    Rapido Trains UK have revealed a range of models inspired by The Titfield Thunderbolt that will be available in time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the film’s release in 2023. These will be “the most accurate The Titfield Thunderbolt models ever produced” and are being developed with full co-operation of STUDIOCANAL, which owns the rights to this seminal…

  • Bachmann Collectors Club launches new Limited Edition models during Members Day 2022

    Bachmann Collectors Club launches new Limited Edition models during Members Day 2022

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    After an enforced hiatus the annual Bachmann Collectors Club Members Day made a welcome return today when the 2022 event was held at the Dean Forest Railway. Last taking place at the Llangollen Railway in 2019, the popular event – which offers Club members a free day out including train rides, lunch and behind the…

  • Rail services at Paddington station hit by severe disruption

    Rail services at Paddington station hit by severe disruption

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    Rail passengers have been warned of severe disruption after train services at Paddington station were suspended. Great Western Railway (GWR) said all lines between the west London station and Slough, Berkshire, are blocked due to damage to overhead electric wires. The problem has also delayed trains travelling from Reading and Heathrow Airport. Services had initially…

  • Mourners to miss Queen’s funeral as rail lines to Paddington blocked

    Mourners to miss Queen’s funeral as rail lines to Paddington blocked

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    Thousands of mourners will miss the Queen’s funeral due to rail disruption. All lines between Paddington in west London and Reading in Berkshire have been blocked since around 6.30am because of damage to overhead electric wires, Network Rail said. Services run by GWR, Heathrow Express and the Elizabeth line are expected to be disrupted for…

  • Train drivers to strike today in deadlocked dispute

    Train drivers to strike today in deadlocked dispute

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    Rail passengers will suffer fresh misery on Saturday because of strikes by train drivers, with more industrial action planned in the coming weeks amid the worsening disputes over jobs, pay and conditions.

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