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Festiniog Railway Company Announces Appointment Of Mike Schumann, A Supporter Of 63 Years, As President
LONG-TIME benefactor and revivalist Mike Schumann has been appointed president of the Festiniog Railway Company. This announcement was made at the official opening of the Welsh Highland Railway’s new station building in Waunfawr. He succeeds form
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Steaming Back To Where It All Began
Around 1802, Cornish mining engineer Richard Trevithick was working at Coalbrookdale on water pumps when he designed the world’s first railway locomotive. Trevithick had earlier built a steam-powered road vehicle, but quickly realised that the poor,
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End Results Count For More Than Historical Accuracy
WITH reference to Nigel Spencer’s letter in issue 254, I would respectfully suggest that historical accuracy is only really important for registered museums, where the purpose is to present artefacts in an exact a way as possible for the benefit of s