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East Lancashire Railway volunteers are to undertake a sponsored pull of their flagship LMS “Crab” 2-6-0 No.13065 loco, to launch a major campaign to raise £250,000 for three key projects.
A 200-metre long engine shed, workshop and train turntables have been found among artefacts from Isambard Kingdom Brunel's 19th century Great Western Railway.
A set of Grade II listed railway arches have been saved from demolition in a unique partnership between English Heritage and Network Rail.
The National Railway Museum in York is asking the public to nominate their favourite childhood railway toys ahead of a major exhibition about toys opening in spring 2015.
Peter Townend, who controlled the speed record-breaking Mallard during a 43-year railway career, travelled from Torquay to Durham for a final glimpse of its two sister engines.
Chosen from a shortlist of 120 artists, Andrew Cross will create art in honour of the 189th anniversary of trainspotting. It will, he says, ramp up the anticipation and drama.
Its Dominion of Canada and Dwight D Eisenhower sister engines are off to Chesterfield this weekend, but the finale of a year-long celebration, in Shildon, awaits Mallard next week.
Having welcomed a quarter of a million people to its Mallard 75 celebrations, the National Railway Museum invited a dance squad to see off two of the American engines.
A "hidden element" which could have scuppered the plan to return the iconic train to the mainline railway will prove straightforward to solve, according to engineers.
Started by volunteers in 1986, a model of the Planet locomotive which was the first to whizz along the railway is being celebrated at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Ahead of a visit which will see her meet the famous locomotive for the first time, curators expect "colourful tales" from Henry Croucher's daughter at the Railway Museum.
20,000 visitors descended upon York's National Railway Museum at the weekend, including dozens of former railway workers from major sheds across Britain.
As Mallard returns to the National Railway Museum in York, Culture24 talks to Bob Gwynne about the enduring appeal and importance of the A4 locos.
The Broseley Wheel dates from a railway more than 400 years ago. The senior curator at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust tells us more.
Its sibling locomotive, the speed record-breaking Mallard, may enjoy more of the limelight, but the loco known as Dwight is equally remarkable. We take a closer look.