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Semaphores have been replaced on the branches east of Norwich...

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Northern improves depots

The changing scene at Newton Heath: withdrawn Pacers, about to...

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THE FIRST new train for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line...

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GB RAILFREIGHT has appointed Liam Day as its Commercial Director....

Government takes over Northern operation

Philip Sherratt/Tony Miles

THE GOVERNMENT’S Operator of Last Resort function took over...

Philip Sherratt/Tony Miles


AN EXTENSION of the Docklands Light Railway from Gallions Reach...


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A NINE-DAY blockade on the East Coast main line planned for September...

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Class 88 over Shap

Ian Walmsley

No franchises or namby-pamby units; grunt if you want to go faster...

Ian Walmsley
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Steam-powered Class 315s

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