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These are extracts from our Newsletters, which are sent to all members throughout the year:

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The story of the Vennbahn, the world’s only railway that belonged to one country, yet was inside another

An account by Malcom Plym of a 430km/h trip on the Shanghai Maglev during September 2017

The troubled history and the future plans for the Berlin S-Bahn by the 2nd Operating Manager. March 1997 Newsletter.

"Faster than you think....." an article by Peter Knottley, long-time contributor to the Locomotive and Carriage Institution, on a run by Clan Line down the South Western Main Line.  From the December 2001 Newsletter.

The History of Corkerhill Depot, Glasgow.  June 1997 Newsletter

Dr M.C. Duffy's history of diesel traction on the railways from the turn-of the last century to the present day.

The Worldwide development of electric locomotives in the 20th Century from the 1900s to the present day

Extensive article on the resignalling of the London Underground East London Line, detailing the signalling systems both before and after the upgrading of this line.   1999

An article, with pictures, on the Hamburg S-Bahn by the Assistant Operating Director. December 2001 Newsletter

The modernisation of British Rail - from one man ‘s viewpoint - and the effect it had on the staff involved.  First of a four-part article (subsequent sections access via this page)

Dr M.C. Duffy's very extensive discussion on the development of high speed railways around the world from the end of the 19th century to the present day.  

An account of the Performance - Impact Monitoring System introduced by Network SouthEast.  Written in January 1991 (never previously published in a Newsletter).

History of the Railways of Malta and what can be seen today.  First appeared in 1999.

Dr M.C. Duffy's history of Railway Mechanics to examine the mechanical properties and behaviour of railway systems

Signalling & Communications in the 21st Century - A comprehensive article plotting the history & future developments of railway signalling around the world by Anthony C. Howker,

The Worldwide development of steam locomotives in the 20th Century from the 1900s to the present day