This is an update from National Highways about the un-infilling of the bridge at Great Musgrave.
Two old railway stations on the old Speyside line up for sale.
We are sorry to hear of the sad death of Jeff Vinter our former Chairman who made a huge contribution to our club over many years.
HRE Group Press release: Bridge at Great Musgrave unfilled
HRE Group Press release: The latest news on the bridge at Congham
The Autumn message from the Chair of the Strawberry Line Society
Advanced Notice of next years walk in Ireland (Wed 04/09/24 to Wed 11/09/24)
An update on the Westbury and Easton Project
HRE Group Press release: The latest news on the restoration work at Great Musgrave
See the article in The Solihull Observer
HRE Group Press release: The latest news on the work at Great Musgrave
A new cycleway and footpath near Peterborough is due to follow a disused railway line between Sutton and Nene Valley Railway’s Wansford station.
A presentation took place at the Railway Ramblers AGM to retiring Club Secretary Nick Hartshorne.
The former railway line in Derbyshire to be converted
HRE Group Press release: The latest news on St Andrew’s Lane bridge at Congham, Norfolk which was infilled in 2021
The project previously reported has now been approved
A former Norfolk railway line could become a new walking and cycling route between two of the county’s towns, according to newly-published documents.
An article on Somerset Live regarding traffic free routes
HRE Group Press release: The latest around Great Musgrave
Saughtree Station is a wonderful stone built property
The British Film Institute has published a 2 minute video of the Selsey Tramway in operation.
Click below for an interesting article on New Civil Engineer website titled “Abandoned rail links can boost transport connectivity”
Our Southern Area Coordinators, Keith Lawrie and Kevin Arnold are giving a talk about RR at the Slough & Windsor Railway Society on Friday evening 10th March.
The basic station building appears to be intact, although enlarged and modernised and the two platforms still survive.
An article in Devon Live
HRE Group Press release: National Highways’ strategy of using permitted development rights to carry out destructive works to historic railway structures is “unravelling”
Three new sections of railway path have opened on the ex-GWR Wells & Witham branch in Somerset.
Railway Ramblers is a big supporter of Friends of Bennerley Viaduct and are delighted that the Eastern Ramp is now progressing
A link to a BBC article on an unusual event taking place in Combe Down Tunnel.
HRE Group Press release: National Highways has “failed to fulfil its statutory obligations”, according to campaigners, after it infilled a historic bridge using permitted development rights that have now expired.
An article regarding the plans to reuse some of the disused line
HRE Group Press release: National Highways has been told to apply for retrospective planning permission after failing to fulfil its statutory obligations under powers used to infill a historic railway structure.
Following assessment by specialist engineers, Devil’s Gulch rock cutting is to be repaired and reopened to Elan Valley Trail walkers/cyclists after all!
HRE Group Press release on claims that a historic railway bridge had to be infilled because of a growing public safety risk despite having no recent records of its condition.
Bridge repaired with no infilling
See BBC article
From Devon County Council Website
As reported in several newspapers
Report of a specially arranged RR visit to the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (CPRR) heritage line
HRE Group Press release on schemes to infill four historic bridges
Plans to restore the railway between Barnstaple and Bideford, but without closing the Tarka Trail
Singapore Post have issued a set of five stamps marking the Rail Corridor, a 24km walkway on the old FMSR/KTM railway
There is an article in the Hampshire Chronicle that controversial plans to infill a bridge in the Upper Itchen Valley have been halted indefinitely.
Scotland’s answer to the New York Highline was unveiled at Bowling Harbour in West Dunbartonshire with the transformation of a disused railway viaduct into a state-of-the-art linear park and walking, wheeling and cycling route
Conversion of a 1.6km section of former Central Wales line trackbed to a foot and cycle way has been completed
Eden District Council has now issued an enforcement notice for removal of the infill from Great Musgrave bridge. The structure and the landscape immediately around it must be returned to its pre-infill state
The Yorkshire Branch claims another record – today’s walk must be the first railway ramble to have participating 50% gentlemen and 50% ladies!
Glenfield Railway Tunnel in Leicester once the longest in the world is to open to the public as part of a series of heritage days.