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British Timetable Review – December 2016

BRITISH TIMETABLE REVIEW –  December 2016 by Alan de Burton Overview and Timetable Format Unless otherwise specified, the text refers to Monday to Saturday timetables. This is very much a ‘marking time’ timetable before major changes in many parts of … Continue reading

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North Kent Line and New Cross Gate Visits, 9 January 2015

Notes by Alan de Burton, January 2015 Introduction In order to update a text on the North Kent Line that is appearing in installments in the Southern Electric Group’s journal ‘Live Rail,’ I rode from London Bridge to Chatham and … Continue reading

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The History of the French High Speed Rail Network and TGV

This is an updated article written by Michael Bunn, who gave a talk to the Society in November 2014. We are grateful for permission to post it here. On the 26th September 1981 the first Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) … Continue reading

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Station Chaplain in Birmingham

Long serving member and Society Officer, Iain Frew, has been appointed as one of two Chaplains to take care of staff and users at Birmingham New Street Station.  His official title will be “Retail Chaplain to New Street Station”.  Birmingham’s … Continue reading

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Overground train gets fifth carriage

The first four-car unit to become extended as part of the five-car London Overground investment programme was locomotive hauled in a freight train formation from London to Derby on Saturday 7 June 2014. This marks an important project milestone of … Continue reading

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Last C stock reaches its destination

Early on 3 June, the District line achieved another milestone as the last C stock train ran in customer service and London Underground said goodbye to the stock. Train 074, the last District line C stock train entered service from … Continue reading

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Midland Metro trams

Above is a photo taken by Mike Ballinger showing one of the brand new trams alongside one of the regular trams – No. 11 – sporting the old Birmingham Corporation tram livery. The new tram was on display to the … Continue reading

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New fleet required for new and existing Overground routes in London.

10 April 2014 Search for potential suppliers begins. TfL has begun its search to find potential suppliers to provide a fleet of at least 39 electric trains. The new trains will operate on the ever increasing London Overground network, which … Continue reading

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