Fascinating Photos of the Early Railway Robbers

Getting your bag nicked on the 8.33 to Waterloo isn't a 21st Century phenomenon -- as long as there's been railways, there've been people waiting in the wings to take care of that unattended luggage for you. British Transport Police have recently released mugshots from the turn of the century of railway thieves, giving a unique insight into the criminals of the time. Read More >>

Virgin Trains Wins Two-Year West Coast Main Line Extension

The government's finally ready to start the UK's rail franchise system up again after making an almighty mess of the process last year, with the first decision being to grant Virgin Trains an extension on its West Coast main line route that'll see it continue to run the line until 2017. Read More >>

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Transect China in Half the Time Aboard the World's Longest High-Speed Rail Line

True high speed rail may be a a pipe dream here in the UK, but for the People's Republic of China, it's a cornerstone of the country's transportation infrastructure. Yesterday, Chinese officials inaugurated the longest such rail line on Earth and announced plans for seven more. Read More >>


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