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No.30777 “Sir Lamiel” Southern Railway King Arthur Class 4-6-0 Built at North British Locomotives Works, Glasgow in 1925. Withdrawn 1961. Arrived at the GCR in 1995. Returned to steam in 2006. Operational. Operates on Network Rail and GCR


Maltby Street Market: This small market is one of London’s best hidden gems. Every Saturday, local producers sell their street food under the railway arches in Bermondsey. Make sure to get there before lunchtime, as most stalls wrap up in the early afternoon.


Elgin Cathedral - Fast Diesel Trains from Aberdeen and Inverness, by Jack Merriott. A great watercolour view of the famous ruined cathedral, recognised as being one of the finest medieval remains in Scotland. Bottom left is a brief route-map showing how Elgin fitted in to the rail network at the time. Original Vintage Railway Poster available on

from the Guardian

High-speed train gets green boost from two miles of solar panels

16,000 solar panels installed on the roof of the Paris-to-Amsterdam high-speed rail tunnel in Antwerp, Belgium have been officially entered into service - powering the Antwerp and Belgium train network.

The last scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on the British Railways’ network ran between Liverpool Exchange and Preston in July and into August 1968. By that time the motive power tended to be in a poor condition, as illustrated by this Class 5MT (Black 5) at Liverpool Exchange heading a Glasgow train during the last days of steam. The steam locomotive would have hauled the train only as far as Preston where a diesel would take over. Photo by Chris the Edge Hill signalman from his…