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Past lives: Chris White (1942-2020)

Chris White was the epitome of the dedicated railwayman. Born in 1942, his parents ran a market gardening business in the Devon...

New Mills footbridge refurbished

Refurbishment of a historic railway footbridge has been completed at New Mills Newtown station in the Derbyshire Peak District.

A future role for Bennerley Viaduct

A proposal to install a public access route across Bennerley Viaduct in the East Midlands is currently being considered by planning authorities.

“Radical yet respectful” proposals for Birmingham Moor Street station revealed

Proposals for a “radical yet respectful” transformation to Birmingham Moor Street station have been released. The existing station building, which...

Liverpool Lime Street station remembers its past with unique display

Liverpool Lime Street station has had a thorough overhaul recently, with new platforms, signalling and track. But its heritage has not been forgotten as...

A GWR heritage signalling success on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

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20th Century Heritage, 21st Century Safety

In August 1968, the last scheduled British Railways steam train ran on the British railway network. By then, the heritage movement had already started,...

Video: Reopening Queensbury Tunnel

In West Yorkshire, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as part of an ambitious cycle network is approaching a critical point with...

Building a world heritage tunnel in Switzerland

It is not only the Swiss main line railways that are benefitting from tunnel investment. The Rhätische Bahn (or Rhaetian Railway) is an extensive...

Securing a future for one of England’s longest disused railway tunnels

Lost within the undulations of Britain’s varied landscape are upwards of 600 railway tunnels which were stripped of their operational status as circumstances changed....

Video: Rhondda Tunnel Detailed Examination

In South Wales, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as a foot and cycle path has passed a crucial milestone with the...

Swanage Railway Reconnected

The preserved Swanage Railway in Dorset featured in issue 86 (December 2011), which described the control and communications systems and featured the three signalboxes...

End of the line

Tunnels do little to enhance the passenger experience, turning off the daylight and mobile phone signals. For some, this seemingly results in personal crisis....

Heritage signalling aspirations

It is always surprising to see the level of ingenuity that exists on heritage railways to overcome constraints in both operating and engineering practice....

Come hell or high water

It symbolised the coming of the electric age: ‘new’ Euston - a monument to the 1960s. Out went the station’s Doric propylaeum and glorious...

Video: National Records Centre

One of York’s most anonymous buildings houses the railway’s engineering memory - an archive of around nine million records dating back to the 17th...