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...
A Landmark moment on the Ffestiniog Railway

A Landmark moment on the Ffestiniog Railway

The first plaque to be unveiled following the 2018 National Railway Heritage Awards – announced in December 2018 – was that made to the Landmark Trust for the superb restoration work undertaken to the railway cottage at Coed Y Bleiddiau on the Ffestiniog Railway. The...
2018 Awards announced

2018 Awards announced

Mark Carne, Chief Executive, Network Rail, 2014–2018, presented the 2018 National Railway Heritage Awards at a ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on Wednesday 5 December. The Taylor Woodrow Partnership Award was made to the Landmark Trust for the...