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UIC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Latin American Railway Association ALAF

  • Posted On: 19 March 2019
As part of a series of meetings in São Paulo, Brazil, today UIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Latin American Railway Association ALAF, in the presence of Jean Carlos Pejo, National Secretary of Mobility and Urban Services, Guilherme Quintella, Chairman of the UIC Latin American Region and José Nicanor Villafañe, Secretary General of ALAF. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, who signed the Memorandum, was represented by Marc Guigon, UIC Coordinator for the UIC Latin American Region.

Stunning images unveiled as Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in Seaton.(Seaton Tramway)

  • Posted On: 6 March 2019
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Seaton Tramway on 10th March, featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

The century-old toy train from Mumbai to Matheran got a new heritage steam engine last week.(http://www.newindianexpress.com)

  • Posted On: 3 March 2019

Revisiting heritage

The century-old toy train that takes passengers from Mumbai’s expanding metropolitan area to the shady greens of Matheran got a new heritage steam engine last week. The new engine that reminds us of old steam engines comes to this rail service as part of the heritage month being observed by the Central Railway.


Nostalgic! Tram cars to chug along south Mumbai again.(Rajendra B.Aklekar)

BEST calls for feasibility study to check if a tram could be run from Electric House to Kala Ghoda on weekends to promote tourism.

  • Posted On: 28 February 2019

Tram cars may soon make a return to Mumbai's streets. The BEST Undertaking in its committee meeting on Wednesday discussed a proposal to revive one tram car and check the feasibility of running it on a small stretch between the Electric House and Kala Ghoda on weekends with the help of the tourism department.


Bring Drumboe Home - Donegal Railway Heritage Centre announces major new initiative.(www.donegalnow.com)

  • Posted On: 14 February 2019
Donegal Railway Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that it has exciting plans to bring Donegal's most famous steam engine 'Drumboe' back to the county.

Long-serving John recognised for services to railway preservation.(https://wales247.co.uk)

  • Posted On: 14 February 2019

A Tywyn man described as probably the world’s longest serving heritage railway volunteer has been presented with the Railway Magazine Annual Award for Services to Railway Preservation.

John Bate, Talyllyn Railway’s former chief engineer, was honoured at the recent Heritage Railway Association awards ceremony.

 


Kochi: Heritage train from today.(Deccan Chronicle)

The railways plan to co-ordinate with shipping agents so as to cater the service to foreign tourists arriving in luxury ships.

  • Posted On: 7 February 2019

The world’s oldest running steam locomotive ‘EIR 21 Express’ will chug through the division catering to foreign and domestic tourists from Thursday.

Built in 1855, the introductory run of the locomotive with a 40-seat heritage coach will be held from Nagercoil Junction to Kanniyakumari. 


Incredible 1950s archive footage showing the earlier days of the Ffestiniog Railway.(Waleonline)

The fascinating footage shows footage of a 1956 promotional video of a journey from Porthmadog to Minffordd

  • Posted On: 3 February 2019

Fascinating archive footage of a historic narrow gauge railway's early days of preservation have emerged.

The Ffestiniog Railway was first opened in the 1830s to carry slate from the quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog to the wharves of Porthmadog for export to all four corners of the world.

The 13-mile railway was an innovator being amongst the first to introduce steam locomotives which were especially built to haul heavy trains on the line's tight corners.

But when the slate industry declined the line fell into disuse officially closing in 1946


Big Boy’s Restoration Nearly Complete.(Union Pacific)

Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 4014, the Big Boy, is in one piece again nearly two years after the behemoth was disassembled to begin its restoration.

  • Posted On: 31 January 2019
The Union Pacific Steam Team recently hoisted the Big Boy’s more than 250-ton boiler and rear engine into the air with two massive cranes and reconnected it to its front engine. Getting to that connection moment was a complicated endeavor.

Southern Railway opens its first heritage gallery at headquarters.(http://www.newindianexpress.com )

  • Posted On: 30 January 2019
The PL 691 heritage steam engine which was installed in the headquarters complex in the 1990s was refurbished and manufactured by Kerr Stuart and Company of England in 1903.

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