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June 07, 2014

International & UK Railway News Saturday 7th June 2014

 Total Railway News


The past comes into the present with a mining museum opening, and sad memories of a 1964 rail disaster at Cheadle Hulme, the so called "Lollipop Express".

And if sad memories are not what you want, then as a responsible road user, pay heed to the International Level Crossing Awareness Day promotions.

But if nostalgia of the pleasant sort is for you, visit one of the 200 plus heritage railways around the UK. A comprehensive listing of heritage railway websites is included here for your information!

For full details, click on the links!

Purbeck ball clay mining museum officially opens.(BBC News)

The Lollipop Express 1964 crash victims remembered.(BBC News)

Network Rail
Retail spend at railway stations soars above high street - new technology reveals footfall by non-rail users

Thursday 5 Jun 2014
New sensor technology at Britain's biggest and busiest stations has revealed tens of millions of people a year are visiting them to shop, eat and drink, in addition to those who travel by rail. The new data coincides with Network Rail's latest quarterly retail sales figures, showing a healthy 5.6% growth in like-for-like sales from January to March 2014, well above reported high street growth of 0.5% during the same period. On an annualised basis, Network Rail station retailers reported like-for-like sales growth of 6.1% while high street sales reached just 0.75%.

Professional drivers targeted in new level crossing safety programme.

Network Rail has launched a nationwide awareness programme targeting motorists who drive for a living.
Professional drivers targeted in new level crossing safety programme


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UK Heritage

92214 goes Brunswick Green | The UK's Only Main Line Heritage Railway.

UK Heritage Lines Websites.
Alderney Railway
Alford Valley Railway
Aln Valley Railway
Amberley Museum
Amerton Railway
Apedale Valley Light Railway
Appleby Frodingham Railway
Astley Green Colliery Museum
Audley End Railway ·
Avon Valley Railway
Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group
Bala Lake Railway
Barnards Miniature Railway
Barrow Hill Railway Centre
Barry Island Railway
The Battlefield Line Railway
Beamish, North of England Open Air Museum
Berkeley Vale Railway!/berkeleyvalerailway.sharpness
Bideford Railway Heritage Centre
Birmingham Railway Museum
Bishop's Castle Railway Museum
Bluebell Railway
Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Bowes Railway
Brecon Mountain Railway
Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
Bressingham Steam Museum
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Bure Valley Railway
Caledonian Railway
Cambrian Railways Society
Cambrian Railways Trust
Cavan & Leitrim
Chasewater Railway
Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway
Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
Churnet Valley Railway
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Colne Valley Railway
Conwy Valley Railway Museum
Corris Railway
County Donegal Railway
Coventry Railway Centre
Darlington Railway Centre & Museum and
Darlington Railway Preservation Society
Dartmoor Railway
Dean Forest Railway
Dee Valley Railway added 10/10/13
Derwent Valley Light Railway
Devon Railway Centre
Didcot Railway Centre
Dolgarrog Railway Society
Downpatrick & County Down Railway
East Anglian Railway Museum
East Kent Railway
East Lancashire Railway
East Somerset Railway
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Echills Wood Railway
Eden Valley Railway
Elsecar Railway
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Epping Ongar Railway
Fairbourne Railway
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
Ffestiniog Railway
Fintown Railway
Foxfield Light Railway
Giants Causeway & Bushmills Railway
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Toddington on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway

Great Central Railway
Great Laxey Mine Railway
Great Orme Tramway
Groudle Glen Railway
Gwili Railway
Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway.
Hayling Seaside Railway
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Helston Railway Preservation Company
Hollycombe Steam Collection
Irish Steam Preservation Society
Isle of Man - Transportation
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Keith and Dufftown Railway
Kent & East Sussex Railway and
Colonel Stephens Museum
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Kidderminster Railway Museum
Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society
Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre
Kirklees Light Railway
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Lartigue Monorailway
Launceston Steam Railway
Lavender Line
The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway
Leighton Buzzard Railway
Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Llanberis Lake Railway
Llangollen Railway
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
London Transport Museum
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Mangapps Farm Railway Museum
Market Drayton Railway Preservation Society
Meon Valley Railway (The Strawberry Line)
Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society
Mid-Hants `Watercress' Railway
Mid-Norfolk Railway
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Middleton Railway
Midland Railway Centre and
Golden Valley Light Railway and
Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust
Moseley Railway Trust
Mull Rail
National Railway Museum, York


National Tramway Museum, Crich
Nene Valley Railway
North Bay Railway
North Ings Farm Museum
North Norfolk Railway
North Tyneside Steam Railway and
Stephenson Railway Museum
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Northampton & Lamport Railway
Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust
Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre
(Great Central Railway (Nottingham))
Old Kiln Light Railway
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Peak Rail and
Derbyshire Dales Narrow Gauge Railway
Plym Valley Railway
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Rhyl Miniature Railway
Ribble Steam Railway
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Rother Valley Railway
Royal Deeside Railway
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
Ruislip Lido Railway
Rushden Historical Transport Society
Rutland Railway Museum
Seaton Tramway
Severn Valley Railway

Bewdley on the SVR

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway
Somerset and Dorset (new)
Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust
South Devon Railway
South Tynedale Railway
Spa Valley Railway
Stapleford Miniature Railway
Steeple Grange Light Railway
STEAM: Museum of the Great Western Railway
Stratford on Avon & Broadway Railway Society
Stratford-upon-Avon & Midland Junction Railway.
Strathspey Steam Railway
Swanage Railway `The Purbeck Line'
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Talyllyn Railway
Tanfield Railway
Teifi Valley Railway
Telford Steam Railway
The Heaton Park Tramway
The Railway Age, Crewe
Timothy Hackworth Railway Museum
Tralee & Dingle Railway
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Vintage Carriages Trust
Volk's Electric Railway
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
Weardale Railway
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Welsh Highland Railway
Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
Wensleydale Railway
West Clare Railway
West Lancashire Light Railway
West Somerset Railway (official site)
West Somerset Railway (unofficial site)
Whitwell & Reepham Station
Wye Valley Railway
Yaxham Light Railway.
Yeovil Railway Centre
Yorkshire Wolds Railway

Assocham suggests creation of 7 high-speed rail corridors.(The Hindu BusinessLine)

Powering a high-speed dream.(Gulf

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