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The Railway Hub Podcast

English, Travel/Tourism, 1 season, 13 episodes, 6 hours, 42 minutes
From HS2 to Tornado, Flying Scotsman to Crossrail, the Railway Hub brings you news, views, features and reviews from Britain’s leading publisher of railway magazines and information. Mainline news, stock movements, steam, diesel, electric, modelling, railwayman and 120+ years of rail history are all included in a site brought to you by the publisher of The Railway Magazine, Heritage Railway, Rail Express and The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling. See ( for privacy and opt-out information.
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The Railway Magazine’s editors meet for the 125th anniversary of the first issue

This month marks 125 years since the first issue of The Railway Magazine was published in July 1897. In this special podcast episode, we reunite every living editor and the current deputy editor of The Railway Magazine to mark the occasion. Enjoy this hour-long discussion of the history of the magazine, the formative events it's played a part in, and what the next 125 years could look like for the railway industry. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
7/8/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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Investigating Britain's Ghost Trains

Across the UK is a network of mysterious ghost trains and ghost stations. A ghost train, sometimes referred to as a parliamentary train, is a name given to a rail service that has been all but abandoned by the rail operator but has been left open because it's cheaper than closing it. In this podcast, we discuss what ghost trains are and Ben shares what he observed on a recent trip to investigate one. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/26/202119 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Mystery of the Nazi Gold Train

In this episode of The Railway Hub Podcast, we explore the possibility that there's a missing train full of gold hidden below a former Nazi command post at Ksiaz Castle. Sit back and delve into this bizarre and macabre world of secret underground bases, gothic castles and modern day treasure hunters. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
8/24/202115 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Crash at Crush

In 1896, a publicity stunt to crash two locomotive engines into each other ended in disaster. Shannon and Ben delve into this incredible story in the latest episode of the Railway Hub Podcast. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
8/11/202120 minutes, 18 seconds
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Murder on the Rails - The Rhoda King Story

Ben and Shannon delve in the remarkable story of Mrs Rhoda King, who on the 17th January 1901, found herself the sole witness to a murder in her own rail carriage. She then found herself trapped with the murderer, George Parker, for the remainder of the journey. In this episode, we detail the entire timeline of this incredible true story of human bravery.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
7/16/202119 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Railway Magazine - Incoming Editor Interviews Outgoing Editor

The incoming editor of The Railway Magazine, Paul Bickerdyke, meets with the outgoing editor, Chris Milner, to discuss the publication's history, changes throughout its run and how they feel about their own handover. With thanks to the Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre for hosting us.Visit for more information about the services they provide and how you can visit. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
6/15/20219 minutes, 25 seconds
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Azuma - Train of the future

In 2019, LNER launched the new Hitachi-built Class 800 Azuma express trains - due to replace their entire fleet by summer 2020. Railway Magazine Editor Chris Milner, visits the factory in County Durham where the train is being manufactured. Find out the entire process of how the ‘brain of the train' gets wired in, how the internal fittings are installed and the thorough testing process. Don’t miss this fascinating insight into how a train goes from an empty body shell to running on the track. This interview is taken from the documentary Azuma: Train of the Future – available on a DVD which is issued free with the October 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/4/201912 minutes, 57 seconds
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A taste of the Severn Valley on the footplate

Gareth Evans, deputy editor of Heritage Railway magazine recalls his half-day footplate experience course on the Severn Valley Railway, which involved firing and driving GWR No. 813 with a Mk1 BSK carriage between Bewdley and Bridgnorth. This podcast complements his four-page feature, published in issue 255 – which is available to buy either digitally or on paper from: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
6/11/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons' Legacy

To mark the 190th anniversary of the staging of the Rainhill Trials in 1829, The Railway Magazine invites you to join editor Chris Milner and early railways historian Dr Michael Bailey as they explore the legacy of the trials, the technologies of the competitors that took part, and the stories of the men who built them.This interview is taken from the documentary Inside the Archives: Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons’ Legacy – available on a DVD which will be issued free with the May 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine.This episode has been supported by Locomotion, Shildon – this April and May, early railway historian Dr Michael Bailey and colleagues will be delving into the history of a mysterious unnamed engine. Locomotion, part of the Science Museum Group, is home to more than 70 rail vehicles from the national collection. For more information about this project, our museum and our exciting programme of events, visit Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
4/5/201930 minutes, 40 seconds
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Southern Steam Revival

Editor Brian Sharpe and Steam newbie Ian Mills join Alex Lewczuk for another Railway Hub Podcast, featuring comment on photography, Darjeeling and Winston Churchill amongst many other delights. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/31/201427 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Great Goodbye

Welcome to episode three of The Railway Hub podcast. In this episode, Alex Lewczuk speaks to Geoff Thompson, Brian Sharpe and Robin Jones about the hype surrounding the Great Goodbye at Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon. Plus an EXCLUSIVE interview with Tim Godfrey, grandson of the one and only Sir Nigel Gresley! Please send feedback to [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
2/20/201430 minutes, 54 seconds
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East Coast Giants

Welcome to episode two of The Railway Hub podcast. In this episode, Alex Anthony-Lewczuk speaks to Editor of Heritage Railway Robin Jones at Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Joining us to discuss the East Coast Giants is Tim Godfrey, grandson of the eminent Sir Nigel Gresley. Please send feedback to [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
2/13/201428 minutes, 32 seconds
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Settle and Carlisle

Welcome to episode one of The Railway Hub podcast. In this episode, Deputy Editor of Heritage Railway Brian Sharpe along with Alex Anthony-Lewczuk and Geoff Thompson discuss the history of the Settle & Carlisle line. They are joined by Pete Shaw, Vice President of Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line. Please send feedback to [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
2/5/201427 minutes, 13 seconds