Local MP unveils Worksop plaque

Worksop railway station has won a National Railway Heritage Award following a £1.1million investment to restore and preserve parts of the station. The prestigious Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award, which was initially announced at a ceremony held at Merchant...

Work on Carlisle roof rewarded

A second unveiling ceremony was held on Friday 12 July when Will Tanner, Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs UK & Middle East for Bombardier Transportation, unveiled on behalf of the sponsors the plaque awarded to Galliford Try for the massive...

St Pancras fountain plaque unveiled

It is sometimes the smallest structures that can lead to significant restoration projects and a case in point was recognised at the 2018 National Railway Heritage Awards. When the main work was undertaken on the restoration at St Pancras the small drinking fountain,...

Tay Bridge Triumph

The railways face few harsher environments than exposure to all that the sea can provide. Salt water, strong winds and high tides all conspire to cause problems and few places evince this more than the crossing of the River Tay on the approaches to Dundee. The Tay...

Historic Environment Scotland restoration highlighted

Many of the buildings recognised each year in the National Railway Heritage Awards are famous and have a fully documented history; others, however, are much more obscure. One of the latter was recognised in the awards announced in December 2018. This was the Engine...

East Coast volunteers rewarded

One of the most familiar views for travellers on the East Coast main line north of Newcastle has been the cast signs that indicate the distance to London and Edinburgh. For a number of years the condition of these signs deteriorated but a group of volunteers, most of...