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‘Dangerous’ Traction Poles Lead To Crich Closure
FAULTS with the overhead Line at Crich Tramway Village led to the temporary closure of the Derbyshire attraction on Wednesday, May 18 following a scheduled inspection of the site by the Office of Rail and Road the previous day. Two traction poles sup
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St Rollox Works Granted Listed Building Status
GLASGOW’S world-famous St. Rollox locomotive works has been given Category B listing status protection by Historic Environment Scotland, it was announced on May 18. St. Rollox Works is significant as a rare surviving example of a late 19th century lo
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Main Line Itinerary
11 English Riviera Express Solihull, Kingswear and return. Steamhauled from Taunton. Locos: TBA. ST 11 The Golden Age of Travel by Steam Circular tour from London Victoria Loco: 35028 Clan Line. BEL 11 Return to Steam Celebration Birmingham Snow Hill
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Toplight Coach Is Moved For Rebuild To Commence
THE West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust in now getting underway with the restoration of GWRToplightTK Clerestory Coach No. 3639. The restoration team has moved No. 3639 from the end of an inaccessible siding at Williton, where it has been stored for
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Join Spa Valley Railway On The Local Wine Trail
HERITAGE railways and real ale festivals have long gone together, but the Tunbridge Wells-based Spa Valley Railway has branched out to a new theme by teaming up with a local wine producer. Wildwood Vineyard, a familyowned business hidden away near th
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Sir Nigel Gresley Back In Blue For Moorsline Autumn Gala
MORE details have been released about the NorthYorkshire Moors Railway’s September 22-25 annual steam gala, which will feature 12 locomotives in steam, including LNER A4 Pacific No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, as reported in issue 291. Currently running
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Aspinall’s ‘Lanky Tanks’ Just What The Lancashire & Yorkshire Needed
WHEN John A Aspinall moved from Ireland’s Great Southern & Western Railway to become Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway in 1886, his mission was to design a new range of locomotives to be built at the new Horwich Works, n
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Severn Valley Saddle Tank Requires New Casting
AN APPEAL to replace a failed casting on Severn Valley Railway-based Port Talbot Railway/GWR 0-6-0ST No. 813 has been launched. During the successful April 21-24 spring steam gala, as featured last issue, No. 813 was the only failure. It occurred on
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Leeds Pupils Celebrate With Middleton Tree Planting
LOCAL primary schoolchildren have planted seeds for preservation at the Middleton Railway to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Youngsters from Low Road and Windmill Music Federation, based in Hunslet and Belle Isle, and supported by Opera Nor
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Romney Celebrates Its 95th With La’al Ratty Visitors
CROWDS flocked to the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway as it celebrated its 95th anniversary on May 14/15 with an intensive gala service that saw trains continue throughout the night. Known as‘Kent’s Mainline in Miniature’, the 13 ½-mile line that
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First Coach For Yorkshire Wolds
THE Yorkshire Wolds Railway (YWR) has taken delivery of its first passenger-carrying coach in the form of Mk.2 TSO No. 6027, bought from Nemesis Rail. Arriving amid torrential downpours on March 4, it is the line’s second coach but only passenger-car
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New Railway President Is Appointed For Watercress Line
THE Mid-Hants Railway has appointed a new president. Air Vice Marshall Richard Lacey CBE MA recently stood down as chairman of Mid-Hants Railway Ltd after steering the company through major changes in governance. He will remain a trustee of the Water
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Scotland’s Oldest Railway Marks 300th Anniversary
THE 300th anniversary of the opening of Scotland’s oldest railway was marked on May 7. Members of the 1722 Waggonway Project held a ceremony on the course of the Tranent Cockenzie Waggonway’s trackbed to recall the opening of the pioneering line that
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With Full regulator
Don Benn looks at some of the locomotive performance on the Railway Touring Company’s Great Britain X1V tour, featuring LMS Jubilee Class 6 4-6-0s No. 45596 Bahamas double-heading with 45690 Leander, and LMS Princess Coronation pacific 6233 Duchess o
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STEAM Welcomes The Return Of Popular Swindon Railway Festival
THE Swindon Railway Festival is to return to STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway on September 10 and 11. This year’s event will be held in memory of Owen Rees Gibbon, who, along with his brother John, was instrumental in helping to organise t
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Marking Queen’s Platinum Jubilee In Style Across UK Heritage Railways
THE heritage railway sector joined in the nationwide patriotic celebrations to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Venues big and small staged their own tailor-made festivities, with the Severn Valley Railway offering a flagship locomotive for the eve
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Arts Council Gives £435k To Head Of Steam Project And Brunel Museum
ARTS Council England has given a £300,000 grant to Darlington Borough Council’s project to create a major new visitor centre at the Head of Steam museum as a focal point of the Stockton & Darlington Railway 200th anniversary celebrations in 2025. Ope
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Big Four And BR To Vie For Top GWRA Slot
A SELECTION of 13 Big Four and BR nameplates from steam locomotives built between 1925 and 1953 will be the highlights of GW Railwayana’s July 9 auction, with the biggest contingent being seven from the GWR. These comprise Tretower Castle, Barry Cast
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Statfold Barn’s Sweet New Addition
FOLLOWING the Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Museum closing (as reported in issue 293), Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0DM D1012 Cadbury No. 14 has been transferred to the Statfold Barn Railway for static display. Although it had been on show until recentl
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UK-built Garratt Recruited To Museum Fleet In ‘Bargain Buy’
BEYER-GARRATT No. 6029, the largest and most powerful operational UK-built steam locomotive in world preservation, has changed ownership Down Under after being bought by the New South Wales state government from a private syndicate. Although official
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Ardingly Branch Planning Application Lodged By Autumn?
A PLANNING application for the reinstatement of the Ardingly branch, restoring the Bluebell Railway’s south main line connection, is set to be lodged later this year. The electrified branch that linked Horsted Keynes to Haywards Heath was closed by B
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‘Lost’ Third GWR Victorian Sleeping Car Is Rediscovered
WHEN one of the West Somerset Railway charities, the Steam Trust (now the WSR HeritageTrust) started a 20-year restoration of its GWR Victorian sleeping car No. 9038 back in the 1980s for display in the Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard, members knew t
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Pathfinder Aims For Wider Range Of Heritage Traction
AFTER announcing its first steam-hauled tour of the year on September 3, the ‘Cumbrian Fells Express’, Pathfinder Railtours is looking into using a wider range of heritage traction. The aim is to offer a greater variety of motive power on its trips,
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Swanage Signalman Malcolm Crafts Two Special Platinum Jubilee Headboards… In Just One Week!
A DEDICATED Swanage Railway volunteer crafted two special headboards marking The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – carried on the front of the line’s trains between June 2 and 5. Malcolm Munro, a member for more than 40 years and a volunteer signalman, took
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The Irish Jazz Things Up!
FOLLOWING a hesitant start in May, the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland management planned a busy June which featured the return of its popular ‘Steam & Jazz’ trips, the first of which ran from Belfast on June 3. The‘Blue Thunder’ return trip
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Senior Posts At Swanage And Wensleydale Are Advertised
THE Wensleydale Railway is advertising for a new general manager. The successful applicant to the hands-on position will be responsible for driving through change while protecting and preserving the railway’s heritage and respecting the vital role pl
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Welshpool Goes Multi-gauge For Beyer Bash Celebrations
THE 2ft gaugeWelshpool & Llanfair Light Railway played host to visiting locomotives of three different gauges during its May 20-22 Beyer Bash, which celebrated 120 years since the line launched its original two locomotives. In 1902, Beyer Peacock & C
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Rippingale Station Opens Its Doors For Model Preview
INVITED guests attended a preview of Lincolnshire’s latest heritage centre on April 24 prior to its opening to booked parties. As highlighted in issue 288, the goods shed at Rippingale station on the Great Northern Railway’s Bourne and Sleaford line,
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Mayflower Joins In Land-speed Record Centenary Event
STEAM Dreams’ May 17 special behind LNER B1 4-6-0 No. 61306 Mayflower saw passengers taken to the Brooklands motor racing circuit to participate in centenary celebrations marking the 350hp Sunbeam racing car’s 133.75mph record achieved by Kenelm Lee
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