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Ribblehead Viaduct Found To Need Extra Repairs
NETWORK Rail has discovered that additional work will be needed to safeguard the future of the Settle and Carlisle line’s Grade II-listed Ribblehead Viaduct, which, as previously reported, has been undergoing a £2.1 million restoration. Stone blockwo
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Double Boost For Great Central
NOT only has the Great Central Railway been awarded £515,700 in the CRF’s second round to cover its restart and operating costs from April until June, but the separate Money Match March fundraising drive to Bridge the Gap at Loughborough has itself r
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Railwayana Auction Calendar
Paperchase (Email, telephone and postal) Lacy Scott & Knight (railwayana and model trains) (Live online, email, telephone and commission) Dreweatts Transport Sale (models) (Live online, telephone and commission) Vectis (model trains) (Live online, em
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Phased Restart For Winner Worth Valley
THE £346,600 Culture Recovery Fund grant to the Keighley & Worth Valley Preservation Society has cemented the line’s staged approach to its April 17 reopening. It has been running essential maintenance trains and has carried out shadow running to r
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Dartmouth’s Sereny Becomes An Unsung Hero Of Devon
THE Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company’s sales and marketing executive, Sereny Damon, steamed into an Unsung Hero Award at the Devon Tourism Awards 2020/21 online ceremony. Sereny’s railway story starts back in the 1970s when her grandfat
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Covid-19 Puts A4 Pacific Sir Nigel Gresley Overhaul On The ‘Slow Line’
HALTED for a lengthy period last year when the National Railway Museum’s workshop was in lockdown, work on the heavy overhaul of the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust’s A4 4-6-2 No. 60007 has recommenced on a ‘slow line’. Although access to the work
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Tornado Encounter Leads To Multiple Railway Roles
A CHANCE encounter almost a decade ago with Peppercorn A1 No. 60163 Tornado has led mother-of-four Joanne Crompton to becoming a volunteer fireman on the East Lancashire and Llangollen railways and treasurer of the Bury Standard 4 Group. And next mon
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Special Club Aims To Raise £50k For T3 Tender
THE Swanage Railway group overseeing the restoration of William Adams LSWR 4-4-0 No. 563 has set up a special club to raise money for the £50,000 overhaul of the tender. Taking a leaf from The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, which established separate clu
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Just £10k Will See World’s First Passenger Steam Locomotive Replica In Operation
A £10,000 APPEAL to return the replica of the world’s first steam locomotive to haul passenger trains has been launched to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the birth of its designer. In the summer of 1808, Cornish mining engineer and inventor R
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Track Talk
ON behalf of the Corris Railway, may I seek your help in passing on our thanks for two donations we have received from a person who has provided no contact details to allow us to formally thank them directly. I believe these donations may have follow
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Development Plans Announced For Foyle Valley Railway Museum
DESTINED, the charity for children and adults with learning difficulties which took over the Foyle Valley Railway Museum from Derry & Strabane District Council in 2016, has published details of how it will develop the narrow gauge railway museum over
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Heritage Railways Have A Very Vibrant Future
SORRY, but I have to disagree with nearly every point David Holt makes in his Star Letter ‘Will steam preservation also move into the past’ (Platform, issue 278). If we look at how railway preservation has developed over the last 50 years – numerous
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South Devon Announces Comeback Loco Roster
THE South Devon Railway (SDR) has announced details of its first services for 14 months, made possible by a marathon lockdown fundraising effort. As reported last issue, the Buckfastleigh site was scheduled to reopen the 12-acre grounds on April 12,
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Kinlet Hall On Course
GWR 4-6-0 No. 4936 Kinlet Hall continues to progress towards a return to main line action at Tyseley Locomotive Works, where it is under overhaul – and plans are now afoot for what work the 1929-built machine will undertake in due course. Withdrawn f
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Foxcote Manor Is To Stay At Minehead For Five Years
LONG-TIME Llangollen Railway flagship WR 4-6-0 No. 7822 Foxcote Manor will become part of the West Somerset Railway fleet until its boiler ticket expires in five years’ time. Owned by the Foxcote Manor Society, the locomotive has been a regular perfo
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Sourcing Steam Coal In The UK Is A ‘Private Matter’
AMID concern from the heritage sector about the availability of steam coal in the UK, a Government minister has said it is a matter for the individual organisations to source. The comment arose in a written answer on March 23 after Paul Maynard MP
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Talyllyn Replays Arrival Of Corris Pair 70 Years On
THE Talyllyn Railway has celebrated the 70th anniversary of a key historic event which pre-dated the dawn of the global volunteer-led operational heritage railway movement by two months – by the arrival of locomotives 3 and 4 from neighbouring sister
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Toddington Gets First Choice Over New GWR County
GWR Churchward 4-4-0 No. 3840 County of Montgomery could be based on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – once a regular haunt for the class. A new agreement between the Cotswold heritage line and locomotive builder the Churchward County Trust
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Tour Promoters
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New P2 Locomotive Now Two Thirds Complete As Pony Truck Delivered
WITH donations to the project approaching £4 million, the pony truck frame for new Gresley P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales has been delivered to The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s Darlington Locomotive Works after being fabricated by North View Engine
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Steam Dreams’ Flying Scotsman Trips Are All Sold Out
STEAM Dreams’ series of excursions behind LNER A3 4-6-2 No. 60103 Flying Scotsman have proved a sell-out. Commencing on May 20, the A3 heads a Victoria-Victoria Surrey Hills luncheon train which, by the end of March, had sold out – as has the remaind
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Heritage Rail Sector ‘Must Become Carbon Neutral’
IT IS very positive news that, despite mine closures in the UK, the supply of steam coal looks assured for the foreseeable future. One dark cloud has lifted from our horizons – but, potentially, an even bigger related threat is not far away. For a ye
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Bid For Funding To Re-link Ironbridge To Bridgnorth By Rail
AMONG the list of 85 schemes competing for investment under the Department for Transport’s third and final round of the Restoring Your Railway fund is a widely-supported bid to restore closed northern sections of the original GWR Severn Valley branch
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Setting Standards At Loughborough: ‘Forgotten’ 4MT Progress Despite Lockdown
IN THE workshops of Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) at Loughborough, work has continued to slowly progress on the frames of BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76077 in spite of the pandemic lockdown while several new components – including the chimney a
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Betton Grange Society moves to Tyseley
NEW-BUILD GWR 4-6-0 No. 6880 Betton Grange is to make Tyseley Locomotive Works its permanent home in the wake of the problems on the closed Llangollen Railway. The 6880 Betton Grange Society has also reached an agreement in principle to relocate its
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Major Upgrade Planned For Buckley Wells Works
THE East Lancashire Railway has announced plans for a major restoration and development of its Buckley Wells locomotive and carriage works site. An application for planning permission lodged with Bury Metropolitan Borough Council includes the resto
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Moorsline Early With Carriage Retention Tank Project
THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway is on course to completing a £1 million project to install Controlled Emission Toilets (CET) across its fleet of coaches two years early. Having worked on designs with Network Rail, which is fully funding the proje
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Severn Valley Wartime Weekends Are Back
THE Severn Valley Railway’s renowned 1940s weekends are set to return this summer after being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Step Back To The 1940s events, a prominent feature of the railway’s diary for more than 20 years, will
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In Brief
➜ FFESTINIOG Railway England 0-4-0STT No. 1 Prince is to visit the Statfold Barn Railway for its June 12-13 Trangkil 50 Gala. The event will celebrate the half centenary of Hunslet 0-4-2ST No. 3902 of 1971 Trangkil No.4, the last steam locomotive bui
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Centre
Set to reopen on April 13, few heritage lines in Europe shout ‘seaside’ from the carriage rooftops anywhere near the same extent as the Dartmouth Steam Railway does, with its unrivalled views of Torbay. In issue 277, we pictured BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0
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