Caledonian Railway

  • How the Caledonian Railway Diesel Group is protecting its impressive diesel fleet

    How the Caledonian Railway Diesel Group is protecting its impressive diesel fleet

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    The Caledonian Railway Diesel Group goes about its business with little fuss, but is responsible for an impressive collection of diesel locomotives, with the railway investing heavily in facilities to support ongoing restoration and maintenance. Andy Coward headed north to find out more.

  • New platform at Dunbar as Robroyston and Warrington West stations open

    New platform at Dunbar as Robroyston and Warrington West stations open

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    TWO new stations opened for the start of the winter 2019/20 timetable, with a new platform at a third. Robroyston, between Stepps and Springburn on the former Caledonian Railway line to Cumbernauld, has been built close to the site of its predecessor, which closed on June 11, 1956.  It serves a new development of 1,600…

  • Sulzer Type 2s in spotlight at Caledonian weekend event

    Sulzer Type 2s in spotlight at Caledonian weekend event

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    THE Caledonian Railway, running between Brechin and Bridge of Dun, held a diesel weekend on August 17-18.  All trains were worked by a pair of Sulzer Type 2s – Class 26 No. D5314 and Class 27 No. D5370. Only one was double headed on the Saturday, returning top-and-tailed. All other trains were headed by one loco or…

  • UK railway news round-up

    UK railway news round-up

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    This week we cover Stephenson’s Rocket returning to the National Railway Museum, a senseless attack at a tube station in London, a Caledonian sleeper service strike and a UN report that claims hundreds of miles of coastal railways are at risk of flooding by 2100.

  • All Caledonian sleeper services cancelled Sunday September 29th and Monday September 30th

    All Caledonian sleeper services cancelled Sunday September 29th and Monday September 30th

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    Caledonian Sleeper services will be cancelled for two days as staff strike over what unions described as “intolerable pressure”.

  • Caledonian sleeper services to be cancelled as staff confirm strike action

    Caledonian sleeper services to be cancelled as staff confirm strike action

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    Caledonian Sleeper services are to be cancelled after staff confirmed planned industrial action will take place.

  • ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

    ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

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    CLOSE to 5,000 passengers travelled on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s trains during the three-day Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-17, sponsored by The RM. The successful event, which featured eight locomotives in steam, including three visitors, proved to be very profitable for the railway, attracting more visitors than in 2017, although not quite as…

  • ‘Caley’ tank ups and downs: It’s a success in Swanage but fails at North Norfolk

    ‘Caley’ tank ups and downs: It’s a success in Swanage but fails at North Norfolk

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    CALEDONIAN Railway 0-4-4T No. 419 suffered mixed fortunes during late-March/early-April, having proved a big hit at the Swanage Railway’s March 29-31 Spring Steam Up, but missing out on much of the North Norfolk Railway’s gala the following weekend. The Swanage event coincided with the visit of ‘A3’ No. 60103 Flying Scotsman, and also featured Great…

  • Glasgow Central’s ‘ghost platform’to become heritage museum

    Glasgow Central’s ‘ghost platform’to become heritage museum

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    A FORGOTTEN platform beneath Glasgow Central station may be developed into a railway heritage museum – complete with a steam train parked on a stretch of relaid track. The platform, which closed 55 years ago, dates from the opening of the station’s low-level section in 1896, when it operated as a separate entity to Glasgow…

  • Caley Blue 419 adds Broadway to English tour

    Caley Blue 419 adds Broadway to English tour

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    Caledonian Railway 0-4-4T No. 419 has added the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Cotswold Festival of Steam to its biggest-ever tour of England. No. 419 will star in the May 25-27 festival alongside another blue guest, GWR 4-6-0 No. 6023 Edward II from Didcot Railway Centre. A third guest will be B1 4-6-0 No. 1260 from the…

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