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LNER Class 91119 Repainted Into Intercity Swallow Livery

LNER Class 91119 Repainted Into Intercity Swallow Livery London North Eastern Railway have reliveried one of their Class 91 electric locomotives into the historic Intercity Swallow Livery. Locomotive 91119 received the special historical livery this year to commemorate 30 years in passenger service. The Class 91 trains entered passenger service on 3rd March 1989. 2019 …

2018 Rail Head Treatment Trains Start From Next Week

RHTT season is due to start from next week across the Great British rail network. Whilst different parts of the UK will commence earlier than others, the southeast rail head treatment trains that cover Brighton and the Brighton Mainline including surrounding areas will start next week, running out of Horsham on 30th September 2018. Far …

Rare Steam Locomotive Mainline Movement in the South Today

Steam Locomotive 73082 Camelot Makes Rare Move on Mainline Today. A rare Steam locomotive movement will be taking place today on the rail network. Bluebell Railway’s resident Standard 5 Camelot locomotive will be hauled by West Coast Railway Company’s diesel class 37 668 from East Grinstead (Bluebell Railway) to Bishops Lydeard (West Somerset Railway). Currently …

Brett Aggregates Newhaven Concrete Plant Gets Green Light

Brett Newhaven Concrete Plant Development Plans Approved by Local Council East Sussex County Council has approved the development and issued planning permission for a new concrete plant at Newhaven East Quay. Plans for the Brett Newhaven concrete plant, marine-dredged aggregates importation wharf and bagging facility was approved at a planning committee on 25th July 2018, …

Upcoming Engineering Work on Brighton Mainline 2018/2019

For several weekends between September 2018 and May 2019, the Brighton Mainline between Three Bridges and Brighton/Lewes will be shut due to engineering work.┬áThe line will also be closed for a whole week in February 2019 during school holidays. Engineering work will be taking place along the line between Brighton and Three Bridges to upgrade …

Island Line Class 483 Units Turn 80

South Western Railway’s Island Line Class 483 electric multiple units then 80 years old this year, making them the oldest passenger trains still in regular mainline operation in Britain. Built in 1938 by Metro Cammell and overhauled at Eastleigh Works in 1989 – 1992, the trains initially worked for 50 years on the London Ungerdround …