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  • Book of the Week: The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Golden Jubilee 1 May 1973 – 1 May 2023)

    Book of the Week: The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Golden Jubilee 1 May 1973 – 1 May 2023)

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    This week’s book of the week celebrates The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in the year of its Golden Jubilee.

  • Talylln Railway | Heritage in Minature

    Talylln Railway | Heritage in Minature

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    With the range of narrow gauge kits ever expanding, Luke Ryan recounts the story of some of the Talyllyn Railway’s early preservation attempts to increase capacity on its trains, with the focal pair now available from Fourdees Models.

  • From the archive: Highest and lowest railways of Europe twinned

    From the archive: Highest and lowest railways of Europe twinned

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    From The Railway Magazine, December 1997 – The twinning of Eurotunnel Tri-Bo Shuttle locos with Swiss rail tunnels to mark the ‘Swiss 150’ celebrations was completed in September/October with two naming ceremonies at Cheriton terminal.

  • From the archive: The suppression of smoke

    From the archive: The suppression of smoke

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    From The Railway Magazine, August 1963 – The Hunslet Engine Co. develops an underfeed stoker and gas producer system which completely eliminates the emission of dark smoke.

  • From the archive: Manchester – The divided city

    From the archive: Manchester – The divided city

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    October 1986: Martin Bairstow describes railway developments in Greater Manchester which have so far fallen short of bridging the gap between north and south.

  • From the archive: Kings Cross Works

    From the archive: Kings Cross Works

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    Originally published in The Railway Magazine, December 1978.

  • From the archive: When the government said ‘yes’ to HS2

    From the archive: When the government said ‘yes’ to HS2

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    With its future currently uncertain, take a look back at this archive article from 2012 following the announcement that the government planned to go ahead with HS2. What has changed and what has stayed the same?

  • From the archive: Trams again in Birmingham

    From the archive: Trams again in Birmingham

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    September 1984: West Midlands report recommends light rail network for England’s second-largest conurbation

  • Exploring Berlin by rail

    Exploring Berlin by rail

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    The German capital boasts some fascinating railway architecture, from timbered cottages to cathedral-style underground stations and ultra-modern designs. Chris Milner paid a visit to seek them out.

  • Coal: The complete story from start to finish

    Coal: The complete story from start to finish

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    Diminishing and ever more costly supplies of steam coal are threatening a major crisis in the heritage railway sector. A new book traces in depth the story of the fuel that fired the railway revolution, from early times to the present day.

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