Railway Ramblers Posts and Articles

UPDATED Monday 26th July; Day 4 complete – Jonathan Dawson Charity bike ride

Posted: 25th Jul 2021

Day 4 Report & Pictures – Linlithgow to Callendar See More»

Jul 2021 – Historic Railway Structures

Posted: 25th Jul 2021

Two informative articles from the New Civil Engineer website on historic bridges See More»

Jul 2021 – Free Tours of Wingfield Station (Derbyshire)

Posted: 25th Jul 2021

Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) are hosting a series of free tours of Wingfield Station where you can visit inside the station and learn about the restoration project. See More»

Minister condemned over “embarrassing” bridge deceit

Posted: 21st Jul 2021

Press Release from HRE Group regarding Highways England’s infilling and demolition of historic railway structures See More»

Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton lines. A member review of a new DVD from Dumpman Films

Posted: 20th Jul 2021

Brian George, an RR member, reviews the New DVD detailing the branch lines of East Devon. See More»

Jul 2021 – Parliamentary petition to stop the destruction of the Heritage Railway Estate

Posted: 18th Jul 2021

There is now a parliamentary petition to stop the destruction of the Heritage Railway Estate by Highways England which, if enough people sign, will result in a debate in parliament – so really could make a difference. See More»

Scottish bridges under threat after council’s “planning blunder”

Posted: 7th Jul 2021

PRESS RELEASE FROM HRE GROUP. Campaigners have called on Dumfries & Galloway Council to take urgent action after a “perverse decision” by planners threatened to make the proposed reopening of a railway more difficult and costly. See More»

HRE Group featured on Jeremy Vine’s BBC show and in The Times…

Posted: 5th Jul 2021

The HRE Group has had great success gaining further publicity and raising awareness of the destruction/infilling activities of Highway England in the mainstream media this week. See More»

Highways England slammed over bridge “preservation” claim

Posted: 29th Jun 2021

PRESS RELEASE FROM HRE GROUP: Campaigners have expressed their disbelief after Highways England claimed to have “preserved” a Victorian railway bridge by burying it within hundreds of tonnes of aggregate and concrete. See More»

The Best Thing I ever did

Posted: 22nd Jun 2021

Rachel, a member living in Lincolnshire, describes her experience of RR – and asks if there is more we can do? See More»

10th Jun 2021 – Latest press release from HRE Group on the infilling of Great Musgrave bridge in Cumbria

Posted: 10th Jun 2021

A summary of the latest situation and photographs as infill work progresses See More»

**Updated 3rd Jun – May 2021 – Cumbrian railways unite against “destructive” bridge scheme

Posted: 1st Jun 2021

Article updated with council’s response to HRE intention to infill the bridge and a follow up letter from the HRE Group to the Chair of the Transport Committee See More»

National Walking Month: TfW Blog

Posted: 31st May 2021

Transport for Wales (TfW) have published a blog of former rail routes. Our own Chris Parker is one of the guest contributors See More»

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