Railway Ramblers Posts and Articles

May 2022 – Proposed donation to Friends of Bennerley Viaduct

Posted: 19th May 2022. Category: Post/Article

A proposal will be made to the 2022 AGM to make a further donation of £3000 from the footpath fund for two benches to be installed at the top of the western ramp at the recently opened Bennerley Viaduct. The western ramp is relatively steep to reach viaduct level and it is thought benches would […] See More»

May 2022 – Minister asked to intervene as report exposes bridge infill failings

Posted: 16th May 2022. Category: Post/Article

HRE Group press release regarding the infilling of legacy rail bridges See More»

May 2022 – Bridge emergency “deceit” exposed

Posted: 9th May 2022. Category: Post/Article

HRE Group press release regarding the infilling of legacy rail bridges See More»

May 2022 – Creating digital trails of former railway lines in the East Midlands

Posted: 4th May 2022. Category: Post/Article

Railway Ramblers is supporting Mine2Minds in its lottery bid for the project See More»

Apr 2022 – Engineers reject bridge infill “emergency”

Posted: 26th Apr 2022. Category: Post/Article

HRE Group press release regarding the infilling of Great Musgrave in Cumbria See More»

Apr 2022 – Walk Report; Pleasley East (GN) to South Kirkby Junction – 9/04/22

Posted: 18th Apr 2022. Category: Post/Article

Report by Walk Leader & Area Co-ordinator Bob Prigg on the walk from the colliery museum site along the old Leen Valley Extension, Great Northern route on what is now The Skegby Trail, a multi use path terminating at New Cross.  See More»

Apr 2022 – RR has lodged an objection to the infilling of the bridge at Musgrave

Posted: 18th Apr 2022. Category: Post/Article

RR Chairman Mark Jones has lodged an objection to the infilling of the bridge at Musgrave. See More»

Apr 2022 – Campaigners rally opposition to bridge infill “vandalism”

Posted: 16th Apr 2022. Category: Post/Article

Plans to link two Cumbrian heritage railways could be sunk unless objectors convince a local council to reject a planning application to make the infilling of a Victorian bridge permanent. See More»

Apr 2022 – Walk Report – Elan Valley walk 26/3/22

Posted: 11th Apr 2022. Category: Post/Article

Postponed from October because of a severe weather warning, the walk went ahead on a perfect spring day. It may have made a bit of club history as the majority of participants – 4 out of 7 – were Wales residents, a first for any RR walk to the best of my knowledge. The route […] See More»

March 2022 – ‘Urban explorers’ open Queensbury can of worms

Posted: 7th Apr 2022. Category: News

The New Civil Engineer reported that ‘National Highways’ long-running battle with disgruntled campaigners in West Yorkshire has boiled over, with the police called in to investigate an alleged case of trespass.’ Photos taken by three ‘urban explorers’ of the ‘work’ carried out in the tunnel by NH engineers, were released by campaigners who are fighting […] See More»

March 2022 – Leven is next

Posted: 7th Apr 2022. Category: News

News arrived this month that the first rails have gone down on the five-mile Levenmouth Link, a branch which will connect Leven with the Fife Circle Line at Thornton North Junction. As well as the terminus at Leven, a station will be opened at Cameron Bridge, where the platforms and four tracks survive, though seriously […] See More»

March 2022 – The magnificent seven?

Posted: 7th Apr 2022. Category: News

Is it time for some cautious optimism regarding the Restoring your Railway Fund (RRF) and whether it really can kick-start some serious rail reopenings? The recent Okehampton reopening shows that it can be done, albeit – in that case – involving the upgrade of an existing freight line. So, what next? The New Civil Engineer […] See More»

March 2022 – Fawley reopening scaled back

Posted: 7th Apr 2022. Category: News

Network Rail has said it will continue to work on the scheme to reopen the former Fawley branch line, but only as far as Hythe, where a new station would need to be built. The original plan was to open a park-and-ride station at Hardley, just outside Fawley Oil Refinery, but the cost of the […] See More»

March 2022 – Elan Valley Rockfall

Posted: 25th Mar 2022. Category: Post/Article

Elan Valley Railway. Powys (Radnorshire): The closure of the NCN 81 foot/cycle path through the Devil’s Gulch cutting because of rock falls is to be made permanent and a diversion constructed around the side. See More»

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