Preservation

Latest Railway Preservation News

Read about the latest railway preservation news, including news about heritage railway lines and trains in preservation. We’ll also share occasional information about upcoming preserved railway and heritage railway events from around the UK, such as diesel and steam railway galas and rare/special diesel or steam locomotive visits.

Some Pictures of Downs Link West Grinstead to Christ’s Hospital

Some Pictures of the Downs Link route West Grinstead to Christ’s Hospital Christs Hospital station forms part of the Arun Valley line from Three Bridges to Arundel, running through Horsham and the Sussex countryside. The Arun Valley station remains open and is connected to the old disused platforms, which is part of the Downs Link …

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In Pictures: Spa Valley Summer Diesel Gala 2019

Spa Valley Railway Summer Diesel Gala 2019 Photos Spa Valley Railway’s annual summer diesel gala was held over the weekend of 1st – 4th August 2019. In attendance were visiting locomotives┬áD821 ‘Greyhound’ , one of two class 42 ‘Warship’s preserved, courtesy of Severn Valley Railway + Diesel Traction Group, and 27001 courtesy of the Class …

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Bluebell Railway ‘Giants of Steam’ 2019 Locomotives Announced

Bluebell Railway Giants of Steam 2019 Visiting Locomotives Announced The Bluebell Railway have announced their planned lineup for the Giants of Steam autumn gala this October 2019 – and it’s a big one! BR Pacific 70000 Britannia will visit the line alongside LMS Coronation Class 6233 Duchess of Sutherland, starring with Bluebell Railway’s own larger …

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POSTPONED: K&ESR D4118 (08 888) To Work Its First Passenger Train

K&ESR D4118 (08 888) To Work Its First Passenger Train this May 2019 POSTPONED:┬áThis excursion has been postponed because 08888 isn’t ready to enter traffic despite best hopes. The tour has been delayed until Saturday 13th July 2019 Due to additional work being required on 08,888, KESR have advised that this charter is now CANCELLED. …

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Where to see LNER 61306 ‘Mayflower’ This Weekend

Where to see LNER 61306 ‘Mayflower’ on Saturday 23rd March 2019 See 61306 B1 Class LNER Mayflower in London and Sussex this Saturday 23rd March as it heads from Southend to The Bluebell Railway. Mayflower 61306 departs Southend East in Essex, at 0745 (approx), picking up at Rainham (0830), and Barking (0840) on the way …

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See Vintage 1938 London Underground Tube Stock In London This Weekend

See Vintage 1938 London Underground Tube Stock In London This Weekend London Transport Museum will be running the vintage 1938 tube stock train on the London Undergorund network this Sunday 24th February. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Class 483 1938 Tube Stock historic London Underound train on the District, Circle, Metropolitan and …

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