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From HS2 to Tornado, Flying Scotsman to Crossrail, the new Railway Hub brings you news, views, features and reviews from Britain’s leading publisher of railway magazines and information. Mainline news, stock movements, steam, diesel, electric, modelling, railwayman and 120+ years of rail history are all included in a site brought to you by the publisher of The Railway Magazine, Heritage Railway, Rail Express and The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling.

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From HS2 to Tornado, Flying Scotsman to Crossrail, the new Railway Hub brings you news, views, features and reviews from Britain’s leading publisher of railway magazines and information. Mainline news, stock movements, steam, diesel, electric, modelling, railwayman and 120+ years of rail history are all included in a site brought to you by the publisher of The Railway Magazine, Heritage Railway, Rail Express and The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling.

    Azuma - Train of the future

    Azuma - Train of the future

    In 2019, LNER launched the new Hitachi-built Class 800 Azuma express trains - due to replace their entire fleet by summer 2020. Railway Magazine Editor Chris Milner, visits the factory in County Durham where the train is being manufactured. Find out the entire process of how the ‘brain of the train' gets wired in, how the internal fittings are installed and the thorough testing process. Don’t miss this fascinating insight into how a train goes from an empty body shell to running on the track. This interview is taken from the documentary Azuma: Train of the Future – available on a DVD which is issued free with the October 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine. https://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/issue/View/issue/RM201910/october-2019
     
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    • 12 min
    A taste of the Severn Valley on the footplate

    A taste of the Severn Valley on the footplate

    Gareth Evans, deputy editor of Heritage Railway magazine recalls his half-day footplate experience course on the Severn Valley Railway, which involved firing and driving GWR No. 813 with a Mk1 BSK carriage between Bewdley and Bridgnorth. This podcast complements his four-page feature, published in issue 255 – which is available to buy either digitally or on paper from: https://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/issue/View/issue/HR255
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons' Legacy

    Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons' Legacy

    To mark the 190th anniversary of the staging of the Rainhill Trials in 1829, The Railway Magazine invites you to join editor Chris Milner and early railways historian Dr Michael Bailey as they explore the legacy of the trials, the technologies of the competitors that took part, and the stories of the men who built them.


    This interview is taken from the documentary Inside the Archives: Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons’ Legacy – available on a DVD which will be issued free with the May 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine.


    This episode has been supported by Locomotion, Shildon – this April and May, early railway historian Dr Michael Bailey and colleagues will be delving into the history of a mysterious unnamed engine. Locomotion, part of the Science Museum Group, is home to more than 70 rail vehicles from the national collection. For more information about this project, our museum and our exciting programme of events, visit https://www.locomotion.org.uk
     
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    • 30 min
    Southern Steam Revival

    Southern Steam Revival

    Editor Brian Sharpe and Steam newbie Ian Mills join Alex Lewczuk for another Railway Hub Podcast, featuring comment on photography, Darjeeling and Winston Churchill amongst many other delights.
     
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    • 27 min
    The Great Goodbye

    The Great Goodbye

    Welcome to episode three of The Railway Hub podcast. In this episode, Alex Lewczuk speaks to Geoff Thompson, Brian Sharpe and Robin Jones about the hype surrounding the Great Goodbye at Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon. Plus an EXCLUSIVE interview with Tim Godfrey, grandson of the one and only Sir Nigel Gresley! Please send feedback to railwaypodcast@mortons.co.uk
     
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    • 30 min
    East Coast Giants

    East Coast Giants

    Welcome to episode two of The Railway Hub podcast. In this episode, Alex Anthony-Lewczuk speaks to Editor of Heritage Railway Robin Jones at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Joining us to discuss the East Coast Giants is Tim Godfrey, grandson of the eminent Sir Nigel Gresley.  Please send feedback to railwaypodcast@mortons.co.uk
     
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    • 28 min

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