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Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th January 2021, 22:55
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By pre65
Speeding trains on Aberdeenshire crash line.

An investigation has been launched after two trains went at more than double a speed restriction on the line where a derailment left three dead.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch said two...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th January 2021, 14:42
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By pre65
Infrastructure enhancements around Ely

This is (I believe) part of BWs stamping ground.

An article from Railfreight.com about Infrastructure enhancements around the East of England town of Ely .
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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 28th December 2020, 13:31
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By pre65
Wow, that is a MONSTER consist, I wonder how long...

Wow, that is a MONSTER consist, I wonder how long each block section is ?

When I first viewed the video it looked like a typical UK line vista, but then the horns, and two giant units looming out...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 28th November 2020, 11:26
Replies: 43
Views: 1,559
Posted By pre65
I believe some austerity 2-8-0 had a self...

I believe some austerity 2-8-0 had a self weighing tender, but I have no idea why, or what a self weighing tender was used for ?
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 28th November 2020, 11:17
Replies: 43
Views: 1,559
Posted By pre65
There is a video on YouTube about the WD 2-8-0 on...

There is a video on YouTube about the WD 2-8-0 on the Keighley and Worth Valley railway.

Don't worry, the first little bit is silent.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chenz0xF3NE


PS...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 27th November 2020, 23:02
Replies: 43
Views: 1,559
Posted By pre65
The last one built was named Vulcan when new,...

The last one built was named Vulcan when new, because it was built at the Vulcan Foundry .


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD_Austerity_2-8-0.
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 27th November 2020, 20:38
Replies: 43
Views: 1,559
Posted By pre65
There are only 3 of the 2-10-0 version of the...

There are only 3 of the 2-10-0 version of the Austerity in the UK.

The ex military one from the Longmoor Military Railway, named Gordon, is in the Severn Valley Railway engine house.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st November 2020, 19:12
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By pre65
Sorry folks, when making the first post I had not...

Sorry folks, when making the first post I had not realised this was a historical accident, my bad.

This accident report makes interesting reading, as do they all.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st November 2020, 15:46
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By pre65
Train crashed in Bromsgrove.

I presume the loco was a banker on the Lickey incline ?



A passenger train crashed into a derailed locomotive because a driver became distracted by "personal issues linked to Covid-19," a...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd November 2020, 21:14
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By pre65
That remark confused me as well.:confused:

That remark confused me as well.:confused:
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th October 2020, 18:04
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By pre65
Stonehaven derailment: Line to reopen next week. ...

Stonehaven derailment: Line to reopen next week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-54749304
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th October 2020, 09:26
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By pre65
Barmouth Viaduct shuts for 25m renovation

A Grade II listed viaduct will shut on Friday for a 25m renovation project to begin.

Rather than face one long closure, Barmouth Viaduct will close three times for short periods.

The entire...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th August 2020, 11:53
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By pre65
a study to reopen the Anglesey Central Railway

A project to reconnect Wales' most northerly town to the railway after 55 years is being considered for funding.

A bid has been made for money to carry out a study to reopen the Anglesey Central...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 27th August 2020, 08:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By pre65
Llangennech diesel train catches fire after derailing

A freight train carrying diesel has derailed and burst into flames.

People living within 800m of the blaze in Llangennech, near Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, were evacuated from their homes on...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd August 2020, 11:10
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By pre65
Monsal Dale railway proposal.

Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition to stop a rail route being reinstated over a landmark viaduct.

The Manchester and East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP) has campaigned for the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 14th August 2020, 15:18
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By pre65
Latest news. A derailment which left three...

Latest news.

A derailment which left three people dead happened after the train struck a landslip covering the track, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has said.
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Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th August 2020, 12:40
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By pre65
A train has derailed near Stonehaven.

A train has derailed near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, sparking a major response from emergency services.

About 30 emergency vehicles - including air ambulance support - are at the scene, with...
Forum: Say Hello 7th August 2020, 20:47
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By pre65
Interesting. Strange depiction of the...

Interesting.

Strange depiction of the freight loco in the video, looks a bit like a 37.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 19th June 2020, 12:08
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By pre65
I read the report in its entirety. It shows...

I read the report in its entirety.

It shows how difficult it must be to make a rule book cover every possible eventuality.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th April 2020, 12:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,646
Posted By pre65
GWR honours Captain Tom.

A train has been named after Captain Tom Moore in honour of his fundraising achievements during the Covid-19 crisis.

The war veteran has raised 29m for the NHS by walking 100 laps around his...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th April 2020, 15:34
Replies: 0
Views: 882
Posted By pre65
listed railway bridge saved

Steventon listed railway bridge saved from demolition.


A Grade ll listed railway bridge has been saved from demolition after a campaign by villagers.

The span, at Steventon, Oxfordshire, was...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th March 2020, 12:16
Replies: 28
Views: 3,078
Posted By pre65
How many of us will be affected by this ? ...

How many of us will be affected by this ?

Coronavirus: Isolation for over-70s 'within weeks'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51895873

I'm ONLY 69 (till mid June) but I need to look after my 93...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th March 2020, 09:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By pre65
HS2 work unearths Stephenson-designed railway turntable

HS2 work has unearthed an old Robert Stephenson-designed railway turntable in Birmingham.

Excavations at the former Curzon Street station, which is set to be a new station for HS2, exposed the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd February 2020, 13:45
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By pre65
First trains stop at Worcestershire Parkway station

The first train has left a newly-opened Worcestershire railway station.

Worcestershire Parkway, in Norton, near Worcester, is the first station to open in the county for more than 100 years.
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Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th February 2020, 19:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By pre65
Bishop Eric Treacy photo archive at NRM.

An archive of 12,000 pictures from one of "Britain's best railway photographers" is being digitised at The National Railway Museum.

Taken by Bishop Eric Treacy over about 40 years they are mostly...
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