RailwayManiac: The Allington Chord

For a look at how a local train service were separated from the congested East Coast main line take a look at my blog post on “The Allington Chord”

During my lifetime I have seen two major changes to the railway line from Nottingham to Skegness and the train services that run along this railway route. The first of these changes was the withdrawal of The Jolly Fisherman trains which started operating in 1908 and connected the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire to the resort of Skegness. Many summer weekends during my childhood were spent catching The Jolly Fisherman during the summer which by the 1980s ran from Derby to Skegness.

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Edward Kendall

HS2: The Good, The Bad And The Derby

With the likelihood that the High Speed 2 railway line will go ahead there are still many arguments and concerns regarding this new high-speed railway line in terms of its infrastructure, route, environmental impact and the overall cost. Head over to RailwayManiac.com to hear Edward’s views on the best and worst parts of HS2’s design.

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CAS Weekly 16/09/15

Fresh Services On The Borders Line

Fresh Services On The Borders Line

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Compiled by Edward Kendall & Andy Carter

CAS Weekly 09/05/15

Crossrail @ Canary Wharf: Image by Salimfadhley


  • Hornby release a running sample of their upcoming King George V 6000 Class.
  • IC82 reviews the Plasser Tamper by Bachmann.
  • …speaking of which… new products are coming!…

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Cover Image by Steve Morgan
Compiled by Edward Kendal & Andy Carter