Great Eastern Main Line

  • Class 88s visit Great Eastern Main Line

    Class 88s visit Great Eastern Main Line

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    DRS Class 88 Nos. 88007 Electra and 88008 Ariadne made a rare visit to the Great Eastern Main Line on January 18. The pair worked from Willesden Brent Sidings to Ipswich (East Suffolk Jct) having come south from Crewe Gresty Bridge the previous day. The visit was in connection with filming as part of the…

  • NR hails success of £148million festive engineering programme

    NR hails success of £148million festive engineering programme

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    MORE than 330 engineering projects took place across Britain over the Christmas and New Year holidays in a £148million programme delivered by 25,000 Network Rail staff and contractors. Projects ranged from major blockades running right through the holiday period to smaller interventions designed to repair or upgrade the railway at important locations. Among the larger…

  • Coming up in Issue 251 of HR: Life in the Booking Office

    Coming up in Issue 251 of HR: Life in the Booking Office

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    Adam Carpenter shares his experiences of volunteering as a booking clerk and porter at the Epping Ongar Railway on the increasingly-popular Essex heritage line. My very first real railway memory involves heritage traction. In 1993, at the age of seven, I attended an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the short…

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