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RAIL FREIGHT 365 DAYS PER YEAR

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RAIL FREIGHT 365 DAYS PER YEAR

Shipping companies and ports demand an improved rail freight operation

SOUTH WEST TRAINS ORDERS 30 EMUS...

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SOUTH WEST TRAINS ORDERS 30 EMUS...

…and the train operator has even raised the prospect of double-deck trains

RAIL FARES

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RAIL FARES

Chancellor George Osborne reveals that fares will rise only in line with inflation

GREAT WESTERN MAIN LINE

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GREAT WESTERN MAIN LINE

RAIL joins Network Rail’s new £40m electrification train, a key part of the Great Western route modernisation

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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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