Modern Railways

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Alan Williams November 2020

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Way back in the mists of time, when people still referred to Wales...

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Alan Williams: September 2020

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One of the many disadvantages of the fragmentation that came with privatisation...

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Alan Williams: Our pundit in the North

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When the virus struck and rail ridership fell through the floor...

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Alan Williams: July 2020

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One positive outcome of the Dominic Cummings saga has been...

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Alan Williams - May 2020

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Who knew? Even while the last issue was being printed, the world began to change...

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Something strange happened last month. Several readers complained...

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Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps took advantage...

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Call for action on bridge bashes

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Back last summer I told you about the bridge at Castleton on...

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ESKVALLEY PROMISE

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Our columnist ALAN WILLIAMS outlines the historic problems and...

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Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

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Rail in Wales and the West

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For its third year our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Bristol, at a convenient location just across the road from Temple Meads station. With the exciting plans in the new Wales and Borders franchise and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Golden Whistle Awards

London, United Kingdom

The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis

Rail in the Midlands

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It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

RVE 2021

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Derby, United Kingdom

RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.