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From The Rm August 1970
“REPAINTED in bright green, with the initials of a fictitious Great Northern & Southern Railway on its tender, former Lancashire & Yorkshire 0-6-0 No. 957 was in use on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway on May 20, with a special train for filming s
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Fairlie And Unfairlie
WE are on the Ffestiniog Railway, which was constructed for delivering slate from quarry to ships by gravity and the return of empties hauled by horses. After converting to steam power in the 1860s, the company went on to demonstrate a penchant for l
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Quainton’s ‘Met 1’ Needs £70k To Steam For 125th Anniversary
THE Quainton Railway Society, which operates the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (BRC) is appealing for £70,000 to get its flagship loco, Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4-T No. 1 back in steam for its 125th anniversary in 2023. Withdrawn in 2019, 18 months
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Robert Fairlie
ROBERT Fairlie sold his patent locomotives all over the world and they were particularly popular in countries as diverse as Mexico and New Zealand. He took over his father-in-law George England’s failing loco construction business and co-operated ful
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Final Call For ‘Chopper’ Tour
FOR any railtour fan fancying a trip around the Midlands with a pair of Class 20s top-and-tailed, there are still a few unsold seats on Pathfinder’s ‘Chopper Topper’ tour on July 2. With an 06.30 start from Burton-on-Trent, the Class 20s will head to
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Wagon Report
THE third fleet of wagons financed by Swiss firm Wascosa for Network Rail/GB Railfreight infrastructure operations, FEA-W multi-modal flats, are now arriving in large numbers. In total 260 flats (Euro-type Sgnss) Nos. 81 70 4524 001-4 to 260-6 are on
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Together Again! Saddle Tanks Victor And Vulcan Reunite On Tyneside
Your reports and pictures are most welcome. Highly competitive rates are paid, especially if exclusive to The RM. TWO of preservation’s best-known industrial steam locomotives, which had worked together for 35 years before being separated in 1986 f
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Semmering Tunnel Now Six Years Late
ORIGINALLY due to open in 2024, the new Semmering Base Tunnel being built in Austria under the Alps on the line between Vienna and Graz/ Klagenfurt, is now at least six years late. Major technical and geological problems have been encountered with th
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From The Railway Magazine Archives
LONDON Underground is experimenting with a new mechanical device which will save the travelling public time and trouble at less busy traffic points. At Aldwych station, which is a quiet traffic centre, a novel electrically-operated machine has been i
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Elizabeth Line, At Last
MORE than a decade in the making, and well over three years late, the new east-west main line tunnel beneath central London has finally opened for business and carried its first fare-paying passengers as this issue went to press. Despite the delays,
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‘Pendolino’ Upgrade In Full Swing Swing
ON April 25, ‘Pendolino’ No. 390125 re-entered traffic with Avanti West Coast after a complete interior refurbishment at Alstom in Widnes, Cheshire. The set is the first of the 56-strong fleet to be treated, with the £177 million programme – a commit
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Putting The Record Straight (rm May)
■ THE answer to 32 across in the May edition crossword is wrong. The longest tunnel wholly in Wales is not the abandoned Rhondda tunnel (at 3148m) but the very much alive and working Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel on the Conwy Valley line. The length vari
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New Lives For InterCity Stock
EVERSHOLT Rail has donated three ex-LNER Mk.4 coaches to the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire. Nos. 12415, 12417 and 12443 will be used at the college’s rail facility, which provides an environment for practising procedures
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Notes
■ Please note that advertised traction, routes, times and even tour dates can, and often do, change from the advertised details. Check with your tour promoter before travelling. The Railway Magazine cannot accept any responsibility for changes to an
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Hagley Hall Moves Again
NO. 4930 Hagley Hall moved a short distance under its own power in Bridgnorth yard on May 11, for the first time in more than 35 years – the start of the lengthy commissioning phase before the Severn Valley Railway’s flagship locomotive can finally r
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Diary
June 2 Stephenson Steam Railway: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee June 2/3 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Keighley Transport Festival June 2-5 Didcot Railway Centre: Jubilee Bank Holiday Steam Days June 2-5 Epping Ongar Railway: 10th Anniversary Gal
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Sidelines
FOLLOWING disruption at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, East Anglia Transport Museum has returned to a regular pattern of opening for the 2022 season. The museum, at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
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Change Of Venue For Former Cadbury Hudswell Clarke Diesel
A LOCO destined for the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway has gone to the Statfold Barn collection, Staffordshire instead. Cadbury No. 14 (Hudswell Clarke D1012 of 1956) was on static display at Cadbury World, Bournville, for many years. The 0-4-0DM was
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Bulleids Prepare For Boiler Swap
SOUTHERN Locomotives Limited (SLL) has embarked on what it calls its ‘most ambitious and daunting task’ – which is planned to result in the rapid return to traffic of one of its Bulleid Pacifics using the overhauled boiler from another locomotive of
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Panorama
Porterbrook – delivering a safe, reliable and sustainable railway www.porterbrook.co.uk Panorama is brought to you in association with
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The Shrewsbury ‘Syphons’
MORE than six decades since the first examples entered service, English Electric Type 3s remain a relatively familiar sight on Britain’s railway network. While still earning their keep, the growing availability of more modern traction has seen the ro
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Tram Could ‘Open Up’ Opportunities
THE MD of Thames Gateway Tramlink says the company’s vision of a tram route including a 1.2km tunnel under the Thames, linking Kent and Essex, could give people affordable access to employment without having to rely on the road network. Gordon Pratt
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Northern Line’s Bank Branch Reopens
THE Northern Line’s Bank branch, between Kennington and Moorgate, reopened on schedule on May 16, following a 17-week closure. Passengers were thanked for their patience during the shutdown, which allowed the completion of work, including connection
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€9 Monthly Tickets For The Summer In Germany!
THE German government has announced a €9 monthly ticket covering regional and local trains, plus local buses and urban transport across the entire country for the months of June, July and August. Available from ticket machines and train operator webs
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No Douglas Horse Trams To Operate During 2022 Season?
DOUBT has now arisen as to whether Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will open at all this season. In late April Isle of Man’s Infrastructure Minister, Tim Crookall, told Tynwald (Manx Parliament) it seemed highly unlikely the tramway would be ready for the
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Historic NER Bridge Section Earmarked For Preservation
AN arched section of an iron bridge on the Tyne & Wear Metro network, which was commissioned by the North Eastern Railway, is to be preserved once the bridge is replaced in July. Dating from 1863, the structure at Tanners Bank in North Shields has ca
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‘Legs-out’ Riding Makes A Comeback Down Under
THE ‘Puffing Billy’ 2ft 6ins /762 mm gauge line outside Melbourne has reinstated ‘the time-honoured tradition of sitting on the [carriage] sills with legs out’. Despite modern day health and safety rules which led to a suspension of ‘legs out’ riding
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Commercial Freight Returns To The Cambrian
FOLLOWING a successful initial trial service between Aberystwyth and wood panelling manufacturer Kronospan’s works in Chirk, Colas Rail Freight has told The RM that the ultimate intention is for timber trains to operate between the two locations on a
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Single Lines
■ OLD Kiln Light Railway will celebrate its 40th anniversary of running at the Rural Life Living Museum in Tilford, Surrey, with a September 10/11 gala. The line’s O&K 0-6-0T Elouise, in its 100th anniversary year, should be back in action following
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Diary
June 9-11 West Somerset Railway diesel gala 10-12 North Norfolk Railway diesel gala 10-12 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway diesel gala 18-19 Gwili Railway mixed traction gala 18-19 Midland Railway – Butterley DMU gala 25-26 Midland Railway – Butt
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