Railway Rover: A Bit About Branch Lines


For the first episode of Railway Rover we’re joined by Sean from WMTrainspotting today to discuss a bit about Britain’s various branch lines and regional routes. We take a look at the defining characteristics of these smaller lines, as well as the upgrades, particularly relevant to the rolling stock, that these lines have seen recently. Britain’s branch lines serve as the backbone for many small communities, and we also delve into the viability of operating regional services and what the re-nationalisation of the railway means for them.

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Railway Rover

Railway Rover is your all line rover ticket to the latest in the rail industry. It's a podcast covering everything from rolling stock to routes, laid-back and conversational by design, but packed with plenty of information in a long format. You can:


Seb J.

Seb J.

Seb is documenting Britain's railways, one train trip at a time. Since starting the To The Trains channel in 2020, he's been producing content on the railways - articles, videos, and podcasts.