July 2018

Paul Middleton, Chris price, Kieran Murray
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Editorial
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:03

Last March the programme reached over 3.5 million, over three episodes, with 1.5 million viewers tuning in to episode 1 and again over a million in episode 2. Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd (DSP) will be returning to the railway to produce series two, which will include the railways favourite characters, major events, every day running and everything in between.

Chris Price, General Manager at NYMR, said: “The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is currently having an exceptionally busy... read the full story

D821 at Kidderminster
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Editorial
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:49

The railway has taken this precaution to try and ease pressure on the already stretched fire service in the area after the on-going hot and dry weather.

Diesel hauled services will continue to take passengers in the SVR's historic carriages, stopping at all heritage Stations, Halts and The Engine House Visitor Centre, until at least Wednesday 18th July where the situation will be assessed.

The decision was made after a number of small fires the previous Sunday resulted in the... read the full story

Aln Valley Railway
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Editorial
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:47

The project will see the construction of a platform halt and run-round loop at Greenrigg, approximately half of the way towards its ultimate goal of reaching Alnmouth station. The grant awarded, together with 20% match funding from the sustainable transport charity Sustrans, amounts to £146,600.

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) grant will cover groundwork costs, track work including buffer stops and railway points, construction material for the platform and the... read the full story

Network Rail workers painting at NYMR
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Editorial
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 15:29

The volunteers helped with a number of tasks around the site including erecting a large marquee in readiness for a 1960s weekend, painting a wagon, moving sleepers and other materials.

The day was co-ordinated by Simon Wragg, Procurement Manager at Network Rail, who said:

“We are always looking at ways that we can give back to the community and volunteering for local organisations and charities is one way we can do that.

“We are delighted that we have once again been... read the full story

Mid-Norfolk Railway sidings
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Editorial
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 16:11

The £3 million deal will enable to the train operator to store some of its new trains during the testing and commissioning phase before their launch into public service.

The mutually beneficial partnership will also help the Mid-Norfolk Railway to develop and expand. Greater Anglia needs extra stabling facilities during the periods in 2019/20 when it is both operating its existing fleet and receiving deliveries of its new train fleet for commissioning and training purposes.

The... read the full story