DMU

  • Trains old and new in Myanmar

    Trains old and new in Myanmar

    Posted

    by

    The railways in Myanmar (formerly Burma) are being slowly modernised with assistance from Japan, in particular.  The state railway retains a handful of operational steam locos, although many more are plinthed or stored at depots.  Some of the older and once common place Alsthom-built diesel locos have been replaced in regular service by 48 second-…

  • UK Railtours ventures through Butterley

    UK Railtours ventures through Butterley

    Posted

    by

    GB RAILFREIGHT No. 66753 EMD Roberts Road edges into Butterley loop with UK Railtours’ ‘Amber Valley Venturer’ tour from Euston on May 4, making for an unusual sight among the preserved DMUs and coaching stock at the Midland Railway-Butterley (MRB). No. 66719 METRO-LAND is out of view at the other end of the train. Resident ‘Generator’ No. 47401…

  • Shotts line £160m wiring work completed on time

    Shotts line £160m wiring work completed on time

    Posted

    by

    THE £160million project to electrify a fifth route between Edinburgh and Glasgow has been completed on time and on budget.  The electrification project has been undertaken to cater for projected growth in passenger numbers from towns such as Livingston and West Calder into Edinburgh in the east and from Cleland and Shotts into Glasgow in…

  • Scunthorpe steelworks rail tours remain popular

    Scunthorpe steelworks rail tours remain popular

    Posted

    by

    Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society runs rail tours around the busy rail-served complex of British Steel’s Scunthorpe steelworks on selected summer weekends.

  • GCRN vandal attack: Nottingham Police arrest two boys, released on bail

    GCRN vandal attack: Nottingham Police arrest two boys, released on bail

    Posted

    by

    • Police arrest two boys in connection with criminal damage • Vandals caused £80,000 worth of damage

  • Kenya plans to travel 132,000 passengers a day by 2022

    Kenya plans to travel 132,000 passengers a day by 2022

    Posted

    by

    The deal is worth 1.5 billion Kenyan Shillings ($1.5million).

  • What’s in the Shops: Dapol’s N-gauge ‘Pacer’ emerges at last

    What’s in the Shops: Dapol’s N-gauge ‘Pacer’ emerges at last

    Posted

    by

    Nigel Burkin brings this review.

  • Could Class 185s be heading for Ireland?

    Could Class 185s be heading for Ireland?

    Posted

    by

    The sight of Class 185 DMUs working in the Irish Republic has become a strong possibility.

  • In praise of bumpy journeys on ‘Pacers’

    In praise of bumpy journeys on ‘Pacers’

    Posted

    by

    “I photographed my first one at Whitby in 1986 and have liked them ever since.”

  • Heritage Explorer: Four lines in four days

    Heritage Explorer: Four lines in four days

    Posted

    by

    Last summer Robert Drysdale embarked on an 800-mile round trip to visit four heritage railways in four days using the national rail network and occasionally a local bus. His personal account provides some interesting observations and food for thought. On the morning of Friday, July 3, 2018, I arrived at Newark North Gate station to…

Latest Issue

Newsletter Signup

Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox…



You can unsubscribe at any time.