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  • Island Line Tube stock stored at Ryde pending future disposal?

    Island Line Tube stock stored at Ryde pending future disposal?

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    THE modernisation of the 8½-mile Island Line between Ryde Pierhead and Shanklin should have commenced at the start of 2019 but the Department for Transport extended its own deadline until the end of March to determine what shape the modernisation will take.  When South Western Railway was awarded the franchise it was mandated to propose…

  • Last steam trip tops bill in District line 150 celebrations

    Last steam trip tops bill in District line 150 celebrations

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    THE last steam-hauled passenger rides through the central section of London Underground will be run as part of a series of events to celebrate the District line’s 150th anniversary. The modernisation of signalling on the Hammersmith & City, District, Circle and Metropolitan lines means this will be the last time a steam train will be…

  • Cohen’s: A Northamptonshire railway graveyard

    Cohen’s: A Northamptonshire railway graveyard

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    The volume looks at one of the scrapyards which, sadly, locomotives did not get away to start a new life.

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