Home » Archive by category "Railways"

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.

Read more »

Railways and the Scottish Referendum

What impact will the Scottish referendum on independence have on the railways? With the referendum just days away the impact on Britain’s railways seems to be almost off the radar, although to be fair there are other more pressing issues that are also still up in the air.

Read more »

Steam in the Street: RAE Farnborough

The idea of steam engines running down ordinary streets seems almost inconceivable under the current strict heath and safety regime. However, until the late 1960s, steam engines did indeed run down the street in Farnborough.

Read more »

The Big Four Railway Companies

In 1923 the majority of railway companies in Britain were grouped into the “The Big Four”. The four companies were the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), the Great Western Railway (GWR) and the Southern Railway (SR). This amalgamation, which became known as the Grouping involved over 100 railway companies, more than 20,000 route miles and 24,550 locomotives.

Read more »