Yesterday on the 10th June 2016 Network SouthEast turned 30 years old. Created in 1986 to revive and breathe new life into British Rail’s tired and worn out commuter services in and around London, Network SouthEast was an unrivalled success story. BR reinvented their stations, rolling stock and logo in what is largely regarded as one of the best railway brands of all time. So what traces of BR’s most successful brand are still left hanging around? I went to find out…
– Andy Carter
- Southern Railway Region modelling news: from GrahamMuz.
- 3mm show in Wells: sometimes words are not needed…
- As London deals with another Tube Strike, Geoff Marshall ask what it would be like if the Tube was on strike permanently… I don’t like this alternative world.
- Engineering work commences on the Victoria Line, closing part of the line for nearly a month. But why are the works so important and why do they necessitate the full closure?
- Eurostar to start rolling out new Class 374’s.
- New Podcast launched, UndergrndLondon dedicated to Tube commuters.
- New TOC, GNWR, to rival Virgin up the West Coast.
- Great Northern bunks up with Northern Rail.
- Although all that Franchising might be for nothing – British Rail Comeback?
- Remember the freight derailment that looked like a model? It’s going to take a while to clean up…
- Woops… “Waltamstow” TfL Contractors do it again…
- It turns out the Waterloo & City Line is an introvert…
- First Great Western staff are to strike over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
- Carlisle gets a roof upgrade…
- …whilst Manchester Victoria’s transformation is nearly complete.
- LocoYard ponders HSTs v Pannier Tanks at the South Devon Railway.
- Mid Hants Railway complete restoration of 1947 Bulleid brake coach.
- Southgate Station: A wonderful study of Art-Deco design by TheBeautyOfTransport.
- Horrific scenes as trains collide passing over flooded river in India.
- The Londonist put the Underground and the Tokyo Metro to battle.
From The CAS Team
- Edward has been investigating the mothballed Oxcroft Coal Disposal Point.
- Gallery: Nottingham Victoria’s Final Years.
Compiled by Edward Kendall & Andy Carter
An in depth study of Waterloo Station by View from the Mirror.
I may be here some time…
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