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Steam line link

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 12 of Feb, 2001 15:51 GMT - (3338 Reads)
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Trains may soon be able to run through to London from the North Norfolk preserved steam railway.

Free book

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sat 10 of Feb, 2001 23:40 GMT - (3126 Reads)
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A to Z of Rail Reopenings. Illustrated 90 page book worth

Car of the Year

Author: railwatch - Published At: Fri 09 of Feb, 2001 11:22 GMT - (3208 Reads)
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A car which uses both battery and petrol for power has been named Car of the Year by the Environmental Transport Association.

Rail freight must grow

Author: kate_tudorpole - Published At: Thu 08 of Feb, 2001 17:02 GMT - (3285 Reads)
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News that Britain's biggest rail freight company is up for sale has alarmed rail campaigners.

Wensleydale hopes high

Author: railwatch - Published At: Thu 08 of Feb, 2001 16:39 GMT - (3889 Reads)
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The recent share offer by Wensleydale Railway plc has been so well received by investors that the directors have resolved to keep it open until fully subscribed.

Long-distance link-up

Author: railwatch - Published At: Mon 05 of Feb, 2001 23:51 GMT - (3653 Reads)
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One of Britain's biggest rail user groups is calling for 13 miles of track to be brought back into passenger use to provide a new 120-mile long-distance train service.

New cross-London rail tunnel

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sun 04 of Feb, 2001 23:59 GMT - (3334 Reads)
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A new tunnel could be built under London to link Victoria to King’s Cross or Liverpool Street if GNER is successful in its bid to take over the South West Trains franchise from Stagecoach.

Safety before profit demonstration

Author: railwatch - Published At: Sun 04 of Feb, 2001 23:52 GMT - (3670 Reads)
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Railway staff in over 50 countries are planning a day of action to remind politicians, railway chiefs and the public of the importance of keeping railways safe and accessible.

Strategy for a rail future

Author: railwatch - Published At: Thu 01 of Feb, 2001 10:41 GMT - (3967 Reads)
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The Strategic Railway Authority - which rail campaigners fought for - comes into existence today (1 February 2001).

Rail Future

Author: rdsnews - Published At: Tue 28 of Nov, 2000 05:03 GMT - (4309 Reads)
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In a major announcement, the Railway Development Society has adopted a new public name and a new image - clean, fresh and bold.

Green locomotives

Author: ray - Published At: Thu 01 of Jan, 1998 01:00 GMT - (4403 Reads)
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New green-friendly shunting locomtives are being built in Canada to reduce polluting emissions and offset the effects of global warming.
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