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The Evolution of Trains

Posted in Railway Sleeper News by on January 19th 2018

It's taken centuries to get to the sleek, modern bullet trains that we regularly see today - did you know that the history of rail travel can actually be traced back to Ancient Greece? Records show that wheeled vehicles were actually pulled along grooved tracks by [...]

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The Oldest Train in the World

Posted in Railway Sleeper News by on January 15th 2018

In the early 1800s, trams were commonplace across the UK, but one man was experimenting with creating alternative methods of travel. Cornish-born inventor and engineer Richard Trevithick had already designed and built a number of steam engines for different purpose [...]

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Alan Titchmarsh

Posted in Railway Sleeper News by on December 15th 2017

Gardener, novelist, television presenter...over the years, Alan Titchmarsh has made a name for himself as one of Britain's best-loved gardening personalities. Born in 1949 in Ilkley, his gardening career began at an early age when he became an apprentice gardener a [...]

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The World's Longest Railway Networks

Posted in Railway Sleeper News by on December 1st 2017

Rail travel has always been popular: it's an easy way to get from A to B without needing a lengthy check-in process, stations are more convenient for reaching certain destinations, and it's better for the environment than travelling by car and air. While some count [...]

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Sustainable Forestry

Posted in Railway Sleeper News by admin on November 20th 2017

The term "sustainable forestry" might seem like an oxymoron - how can a forest be sustainable when trees are being felled for their wood? However, the practice is all about balance: making sure that it's possible to still produce the wood that we need, while preser [...]

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