Railway Football Clubs

Railways and Association Football in Britain have links going back to their 19th century origins. Some the clubs that play association football have close links to the railways.

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Darlington Railway Ghosts

Bishop Auckland trains still call at Darlington North Road, where some of the adjacent buildings now house the Darlington Railway Museum. The museum apparently has several ghosts, in addition to its railway collection.

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The Battle of Havant

Disputes between railway companies have occurred since the earliest days of railways. Modern disagreements usually get settled in the courtroom, but in days gone by some disputes resulted in actual violence. One such quarrel in the nineteenth century became known as the Battle of Havant.

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February 28th and Railways

Posting has been light here at Trainbits this February (alright non-existent until now Ed). So to ensure there is a post this month today we are going to look at railway related anniversaries for February 28th.

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On the Net: BR Class 47

Once the BR Class 47 could be found everywhere and many enthusiasts looked down on them. Now the last few operational survivors make many nostalgic for the past. Our survey of the Class 47 on the net should bring back some of those memories.

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Locomotive Deliveries

We love multiple locos running together here at Trainbits. New locomotive deliveries often give rise to long loco formations. Here are a few such movements on Youtube from around the world.

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The Longest Freight Service

Last Tuesday the first freight train arrived in Madrid from China. The longest freight service in the world covers over 8,000 miles and crosses eight countries.

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Featured Loco: BR Class 59

The British mainline locomotive fleet today consists of large numbers of foreign-built locos. Back in the early 1980s this would have seemed very unlikely, but in 1986 the first of the US-built BR Class 59 locomotives arrived.

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