New Images – Construction of HS2’s Colne Valley Viaduct Reaches Halfway Point

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The largest single structure built for Phase One of the HS2 high-speed railway has passed a significant construction milestone. HS2 Ltd recently announced that work on the Colne Valley Viaduct, set to become Britain's longest rail bridge at 2.1 miles, has officially reached the halfway stage and released...

Flying Scotsman Driven by All-Female Crew to Celebrate International Women’s Day

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This year's International Women's Day - March 8th - saw the world's most famous steam train, the Flying Scotsman, driven by an all-female crew on the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) for only the second time. The crew consisted of three volunteers from the ELR and driver Beth Furness...

The Engineering of why British Railways can’t cope with the heatwaves?

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The UK’s rail service has been hit with widespread train delays and high levels of cancellations during the heatwave. The whole of the east coast line between Edinburgh and London was closed for hours on July 20 because of the heat. So why is the heatwave causing so...