Steam engine rolls into Moor Street Station to launch new Vintage Trains partnership.(Vintage Trains)

  • Posted On: 12 June 2019

Historic steam engines are set to play a greater role in the region’s rail network following the signing of a ground-breaking new partnership.  

The West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) has teamed up with Tyseley-based Vintage Trains in a bid to establish the Shakespeare Line as Britain’s premier mainline heritage railway.

The company runs historic steam engines on a range of routes including the hugely popular Shakespeare Express between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon.


Turnover from the UK’s heritage railways has doubled over the decade to 2016 and a Parliamentary inquiry valued the annual contribution at £250 million.*

Asian Network of Industrial Heritage--Field School

Topic: “ The Preservation and Practice of Asia-Pacific Railway Heritage ”

  • Posted On: 16 May 2019
Topic: “ The Preservation and Practice of Asia-Pacific Railway

Heritage ”
Admission Information

I. Purpose:
According to the spirits of “Taipei Declaration on Asian Industrial Heritage” issued at The
15th Session of The International Committee for The Conservation of The Industrial
Heritage (TICCIH) in 2012, which states “recognize the importance of transnational and
regional industrial heritage and the future Asian regional cooperation to promote the
preservation of industrial heritage is critical”, MOC established “Asian Network of Industrial
Heritage (ANIH) “ in March 2018, and held the first international preparatory meeting on
May 31, 2018, and agreed to take “railway” as the theme to promote preservation of Asian
industrial cultural heritage in 2019.
The field school curriculum aims to carry out “The Riga Charter” spirit and to promote ”The
Preservation and Practice of Asia-Pacific Railway Heritage by taking the preservation,
maintenance and management of Alishan Forest Railway for example. Especially, young
workers and researchers of railway cultural heritage from differing countries are invited in
order to enhance the railway cultural heritage preservation, activate knowledge, and establish
exchanges and cooperation networks.

New Rail Events International Office in the UK.

  • Posted On: 10 May 2019
New Rail Events International Office in the UK. Rail Events International, a subsidiary of Rail Events Inc. based in the USA, is delighted to announce the opening of its new UK office in Telford at the end of April 2019. The new office will host a range of services including marketing, retail and support services for its UK and European event partners.


  • Posted On: 5 April 2019

Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton & Honiton, visited the famous Seaton Tramway in East Devon on Friday, joining Chief Executive, Jenny Nunn, and Engineering Manager, Lee Taylor for a trip through the Axe Valley. 

The visit comes after a successful start of the year for the Tramway, which saw the unique transport attraction awarded the Visit England Welcome Accolade recognising the outstanding customer service the charity delivers. The Tramway is the only tourist attraction to win the accolade in Devon for 2018.

Iconic Wensleydale Railway gets Heritage Lottery boost for ambitious projects

  • Posted On: 2 April 2019
AN iconic Yorkshire Dales railway has won more than £300,000 in Lottery funding to boost its heritage attractions and help secure its future.