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Forum: Say Hello Today, 18:34
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By pre65
Glad to be of service. How nice to have free...

Glad to be of service.

How nice to have free rail travel, even if it has limits.

These YouTube cab ride videos I watch are interesting, and it's given me a greater knowledge of the railways,...
Forum: Say Hello Yesterday, 11:45
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By pre65
Shotton, on the North Wales coast line is low...

Shotton, on the North Wales coast line is low level, with the Wrexham - Wirral line being high level.

From a Chester - Holyhead cab ride video.

https://youtu.be/XUYQxOCQqsA
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st August 2022, 23:16
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By pre65
Giant tortoise halts trains in Norfolk.

A giant tortoise brought trains to a halt when it was found on a railway track.

The injured animal was spotted near Harling Road, north east of Thetford, Norfolk, on the Cambridge-bound line at...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th July 2022, 13:07
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By pre65
Ashington line to open for passengers.

Significant progress has been made in the campaign to upgrade the freight-only Ashington branch, north of Newcastle in the north-east of England, and turn it into a mixed traffic route serving...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd July 2022, 18:23
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By pre65
Trans Pennine route upgrade.

Approval has been given for a multi-billion-pound rail upgrade of railways in West Yorkshire.

Network Rail has been given the go-ahead to improve the line between Huddersfield and Westtown...
Forum: Say Hello 24th June 2022, 14:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By pre65
Just been watching a cab ride video (Birmingham -...

Just been watching a cab ride video (Birmingham - Liverpool) and it seems Smethwick Galton Bridge has high and low level platforms.

Video here if interested.

https://youtu.be/lS-6uM2DrcM
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd June 2022, 10:16
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By pre65
Hi Steve, good to see you are still about. ...

Hi Steve, good to see you are still about.

It's always a pleasure to read your posts.:)
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th June 2022, 11:54
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By pre65
Hope valley route upgrade.

Network Rail has begun upgrading the ‘Hope Valley’ route railway between Manchester and Sheffield as part of the wider Trans Pennine Upgrade project. The route, serving rural communities between the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd June 2022, 15:13
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By pre65
Bavaria train crash 3/6/2022

At least three people were killed and about 60 injured when a train derailed in Germany's south-eastern state of Bavaria, police say.

The train, which was carrying many students, was heading to...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 21st May 2022, 09:43
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By pre65
Freight wheelset monitoring.

Over 15,000 of Britain’s freight locomotives and wagons are to be fitted with technology that enables the condition of their wheelsets to be monitored in real-time.

If left untreated, defective or...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 14th May 2022, 19:59
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By pre65
Did you see the programme ? Was it one of...

Did you see the programme ?

Was it one of Michael Portillo's ?

This is (or should be) a list of his costal journeys on i player.
...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 13th May 2022, 09:50
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By pre65
Thanks for that, BUT I've just retuned my...

Thanks for that, BUT

I've just retuned my Freeview, and I have no channel 91.:confused:

It seems that channel is "that's TV" which is on Sky 187, but checking my Sky box that particular...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 12th May 2022, 13:27
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By pre65
More Royal Mail cross border traffic.

Royal Mail, the British postal service, is to double its daily rail logistics operation between England and Scotland, making its Shieldmuir depot in Motherwell near Glasgow busier than ever in this...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 3rd May 2022, 13:49
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By pre65
"Jumbo" freight trains a success.

Freightliner’s ‘two for one’ deal has passed the milestone of its first year of operations. The carrier has been running their ‘jumbo’ trains for over twelve months, combining two bulk aggregates...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 11th April 2022, 13:29
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By pre65
East - West rail freight opportunities.

Freight has assumed a new and much higher priority in a bold new vision for the line currently under construction to connect the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge. Network Rail has laid out...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th April 2022, 13:18
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By pre65
Thanks, I'll add it to my watch list, after one...

Thanks, I'll add it to my watch list, after one about railway air brakes.:)
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 29th March 2022, 13:35
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By pre65
Freight at train stations.

A Network Rail report casts new light on the capacity of major passenger stations to handle light logistics. A broader return to handling less than wagon load and parcels traffic has been on the...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 25th February 2022, 14:47
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By pre65
More timber rail freight.

Another UK timber trial project has seen a flow return to rail freight. A sawmill in Abergavenny in Wales has received its first load of rail-transported timber since 2004. The rebirth of the load is...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st January 2022, 18:17
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By pre65
A 59 year old man from Liverpool has been charged...

A 59 year old man from Liverpool has been charged in connection with a train derailment at Kirkby station last year.

More details.
...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 21st January 2022, 12:28
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By pre65
Tesco rail freight updates.

The largest of the UK supermarket chains, Tesco has extended its rail freight partnership with Direct Rail Services (DRS), the general cargo rail division of Nuclear Transport Solutions. DRS will...
Forum: On-track Machinery 2nd January 2022, 12:00
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By pre65
If it's UK rail then it could have been made at...

If it's UK rail then it could have been made at the Scunthorpe steelworks.

The code might be theirs rather than the railway company that purchased it.
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 21st December 2021, 09:31
Replies: 7
Views: 2,028
Posted By pre65
RAIB release report into runaway and derailment...

RAIB release report into runaway and derailment of wagons at Toton in Nottinghamshire.
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd December 2021, 10:52
Replies: 21
Views: 4,676
Posted By pre65
Colas gets Salisbury back on tracks. Colas...

Colas gets Salisbury back on tracks.

Colas Rail UK, the specialist rail infrastructure support and freight operators, have released pictures of their successful efforts to re-rail damaged...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th November 2021, 12:14
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By pre65
Carstairs remodelling.

A major project to eliminate a speed and capacity bottleneck in Scotland will affect the entire rail network. Work to remodel the layout at Carstairs, where the busy West Coast Main Line diverges for...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th November 2021, 14:57
Replies: 21
Views: 4,676
Posted By pre65
Services affected by the Salisbury train crash...

Services affected by the Salisbury train crash are set to fully resume on Tuesday, Network Rail has said.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-59261419


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