PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 August 2018 Paul Geater Oliver Cromwell at Norwich station. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Fifty years ago – on August 11 1968 – the very last British Railways steam service ran, an excursion around the north west of England, but East Anglia featured large in the postscript to this big event. Oliver Cromwell crawls under Diss railway bridge, over which it thundered so many times, as part of its slow journey to Bressingham Steam Museum in 1968. Picture: ARCHANT filesThe last BR steam service ran from Liverpool and Manchester to Carlisle across some of the most scenic routes in the north west of England.Four steam locomotives were involved in the trip – the best-known being Britannia Class Pacific locomotive Oliver Cromwell which had started its working life on the Great Eastern Main Line hauling express trains between Norwich, Ipswich and London.Oliver Cromwell was already assured a future in preservation at the time of … [Read more...] about How did one of Britain’s last steam locomotives end up stranded in a field on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border?
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PUBLISHED: 16:26 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:27 17 July 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes The handover at Weybourne on July 12. Photo: Leigh Caudwell Leigh Caudwell 2018 A north Norfolk heritage railway has added a sixth train to its collection of steam engines. Newly acquired loco D3935 at Weybourne. Photo Steve Allen The Mid and Great Northern Railway Society (MGNRS), which operates the North Norfolk Railway (MNR), has acquired a Class 08 shunter D3935 locomotive. The train joined the society’s stable of four steam locomotives and one mainline diesel engine, on Thursday, July 12. It has taken over pilot duties at Sheringham station from the Class 11 locomotive 12131. Neil Sharpe, society chairman, drove the locomotive from the NNR’s Weybourne depot to Sheringham to enter service. He informed members of the purchase at the society’s annual general meeting (AGM) held in Sheringham, on Saturday, July 14. Mr Sharpe said: “D3935 is in superb condition following … [Read more...] about Heritage railway society adds ‘superb condition’ locomotive to collection
SEPTA officials celebrated Wednesday the deployment of a new electric locomotive that will begin powering trains on its Regional Rail network. The 15 ACS-64 locomotives manufactured by Siemens in Sacramento will enable SEPTA to expand its fleet, replacing eight aging locomotives in the process. Some of the those being phased out include AEM-7 models, among the last remaining in the United States. "SEPTA's Regional Rail Ridership has grown by more than 50 percent over the last 15 years," said SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. "The addition of these new Siemens ACS-64 locomotives is critical for SEPTA to expand capacity and meet the needs of our riders."Funding for the new rail transport vehicles comes from Pennsylvania Act 89, the state transportation bill that provides resources for road projects, bridge repairs and public transit. "Without Act 89, long-needed fleet upgrades like this simply would not be possible," said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. "These are the … [Read more...] about SEPTA debuts first of 15 new ACS-64 Regional Rail locomotives
By Richard Clough, Bloomberg News Published 3:12 pm, Monday, May 21, 2018 Photo: John Minchillo /Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, the General Electric logo is displayed at the top of their Global Operations Center in the Banks development of downtown Cincinnati. General Electric is joining with Wabtec Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal as part of a move to help bolster its transportation unit. less FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, the General Electric logo is displayed at the top of their Global Operations Center in the Banks development of downtown Cincinnati. General Electric is joining with ... more Photo: John Minchillo /Associated Press GE jumps as $11.1 billion Wabtec rail deal speeds overhaul 1 / 1 Back to Gallery General Electric Co. rose the … [Read more...] about GE jumps as $11.1 billion Wabtec rail deal speeds overhaul
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Andrea Estes Globe Staff April 14, 2018 Dean Walker’s license has been suspended 39 times for everything from driving to endanger to refusing a breathalyzer test. He’s been caught speeding 16 times and convicted of drunken driving twice. To fellow motorists, he’s a hazard.To the Registry of Motor Vehicles, he’s a chronic offender. Advertisement But to Keolis, the MBTA’s commuter rail operator, Walker is something else entirely — an engineer. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Despite his appalling driving history, Walker is entrusted with operating six-car trains, at speeds averaging 60 miles per hour, carrying hundreds of commuters to and from the city. And he has plenty of company … [Read more...] about A rail safety system gone badly off track