Posts Tagged ‘ heritage railways ’

Calling in the receivers

Mar 1st, 2021 | By

On St David’s Day of all days, one of Wales’s heritage railways – Llangollen Railway –have had to appoint receivers.

The “right” sort of coal

Dec 22nd, 2020 | By

Here’s a thought. Why don’t we turn one of the pits that has this type of coal into a heritage site and, as part of showing the public how a pit operates, 26,000 tons of coal is mined a year!

What is fair?

Nov 30th, 2020 | By

The gist of the story is that heritage railways in Wales have received less funding during the pandemic from the Welsh government

Heritage rail and its future

May 6th, 2020 | By

With over 170 heritage rail groups in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, the concern is that they might not survive coronavirus

Steam on the mainline

May 2nd, 2019 | By
Windsor Castle

In truth, this isn’t really a return to scheduled steam journeys but a steam day out. But why shouldn’t steam trains journey on some of our lines?

Taking railway companies out of their comfort zones

Jun 15th, 2018 | By

In the light of a downturn in rail passenger numbers, Adrian begins a two part story on the lack of imagination as he sees it of the railway companies.

More to see on the La’al Ratty

Jun 25th, 2017 | By

A star attraction will be the steam locomotive ‘Katie’ which ran at Ravenglass in 1916 and has just been restored to working condition for the first time since the 1920s.

Heritage railways as tourist attractions

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By

Heritage railways aren’t just for anoraks and, secondly, that our industrial heritage can be an economic powerhouse albeit on a small but important scale for our out-of-city areas. And all because of volunteers!