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DAWLISH RE-OPENS

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DAWLISH RE-OPENS

PM David Cameron salutes Network Rail's 'Orange Army'

NETWORK RAIL'S FIVE-YEAR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

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NETWORK RAIL'S FIVE-YEAR INVESTMENT PROGRAMME

£38 billion to be spent on infrastructure, renewal and enhancement works

SETTLE-CARLISLE LINE

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SETTLE-CARLISLE LINE

25 years after it was saved from closure, iconic line has doubled its capacity

RIDE THE POST TRAIN

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RIDE THE POST TRAIN

Underground Post Office Railway exhibit uncovered

RAIL REGULARS

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RAIL REGULARS

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RAIL MAGAZINE NOW AVALIABLE FOR IPAD

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RAIL is Britain’s market leading modern railway magazine and now it is avaliable for your iPad, packed full of extras.

BBC Radio 4, 11:00 tomorrow, Reversing Dr Beeching programme looks worth a listen

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This looks like a BBC broadcast worth catching, either live or by iPlayer. I know Scotland has been busy developing railways this last couple of decades but it surprised me to see no fewer than 62 stations reopened.

Time to launch BBW 2011 (that’s bin bag and weedkiller, by the way) – Wednesday March 23

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Time to launch BBW 2011 (that’s bin bag and weedkiller, by the way) – Wednesday March 23

There’s an old saying that you only ever get the one chance to make a first impression – and it’s true. So, I wonder what first impressions railway passengers seeing sights like this for the first time take away with them as they ponder their maybe-costly rail fares?

What is this plaque at King’s Cross? – Monday March 21 2011

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What is this plaque at King’s Cross? – Monday March 21 2011

I like to think I’m observant and with an eye for detail but occasionally get a reminder that many small interesting things slip beneath our radar every day.

Once so full of life, now so very dead – Monday March 14 2011.

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Once so full of life, now so very dead – Monday March 14 2011.

Born and brought up in Burnley, my local Motive Power Depot was Rose Grove and as a student at the nearby Grammar School, it was but a short hop from classroom to platform. Well, it was a brisk 15-minute walk actually, but this nevertheless made it accessible during our 90-minute ‘lunch hour’ from 1215 to 1345. And we certainly made the most of this, most days, in our later years at the school.

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