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It’s A Fair ‘Cop’ As Dundee Museum Makes History
DUNDEE Transport Museum is making climate change history as the only transport museum in the world to be represented at the international COP26 climate change conference being held in Glasgow in November. The museum’s plans to be the first carbon neu
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London Transport Pannier For Epping Ongar Events
PANNIER tank No. L92 is to return to London Underground metals for the first time in preservation, marking 50 years since the end of London Transport steam. The Collett 57XX is to star in two events at the Epping Ongar Railway this autumn – the steam
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Prairie No. 5526 Heads To Gwili Until January 2022 To Replace Pannier
GWR 4575 2-6-2T No. 5526 is to visit the Gwili Railway between mid-September and January 2022, including the line’s October 9 end-of-season gala. Based at the South Devon Railway and currently on loan to the Dartmouth Steam Railway, No. 5526 will rep
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The Great Western Society, believed to own the world’s biggest collection of locomotives from a single railway company, has been celebrating its 60th anniversary at Didcot Railway Centre. Pictured on July 8 are most members of the steam fleet positio
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Embsay Is The New Home For Two LNER Coaches From Llangollen
THE LNER Coach Association is taking care of two historic coaches which have recently been moved from the Llangollen Railway. Thompson Buffet Car No. E1706E is one of two Doncaster-built vehicles, Nos. 1705 and 1706, which were built in 1948 as loung
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Big Museum For The Big Country!
60 YEARS OF THE SCOTTISH RAILWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY I can remember, as a 15-year-old, looking up at a railway bridge over the main road at Murrayfield station in Edinburgh in 1965, as we drove along in the family car, and spotting a notice pointing
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Through Trains To Perranwell In The Summer
I AM HAPPY to help Mr Bodily with his query in Platform, issue 283, about through trains from London to Perranwell in the early 1960s. The Western Region summer 1963 timetable confirms that there was not only a through train in both directions on Sat
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Llangollen Suburban Coach Approaches Completion
THE Llangollen Suburban Group is nearing the completion of its fifth restoration project, Brake Second (BS) No. E43359. The carriage arrived from the Epping Ongar Railway in July 2017 in a dilapidated state, and the group made plans to restore it to
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All Prairies Large And Small!
THE history of the GreatWestern Railway’s 2-6-2 tank locomotives, normally referred to as Prairies, began in 1903 with George Jackson Churchward’s prototype Prairie tank, No. 99. The working pressure of its Standard No. 2 boiler was 200psi, which, to
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New And Authentic Territory For Bahamas In August Jaunts To Plymouth And Nene Valley
LMS Jubilee No. 45596 Bahamas broke new ground for the class in August with a railtour over the South Devon banks before returning to more authentic territory at the Nene Valley Railway. The Railway Touring Company’s ‘Royal Duchy’to Par on August 1,
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S&D Trust And Midsomer Norton Group Forge Closer Partnership
TWO Somerset & Dorset Railway preservation groups – the S&D Railway Trust and the Midsomer Norton-based S&D Railway HeritageTrust – are to work together for the first time. Following the eviction of the SDRT from its long-time home on the West Somers
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Julie Walters On Board With New Severn Valley Christmas Services
BAFTA award-winning actress Julie Walters is to narrate the SevernValley Railway’s all-new Enchanted Express Christmas services. The voice of the Harry Potter star will be heard as passengers arrive at Bridgnorth station, and again once everyone has
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway Appeals For Lineside Conservation Volunteers
THE NorthYorkshire Moors Railway has issued a plea for more volunteers to help with its ongoing lineside conservation projects that are part of its £10 million Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project to secure the future of the line. Following
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New Corwen Station Canopy Beams Now In Place
AN OPERATION by contractors Barnett Engineering of Rhosllanerchrugog has seen the longitudinal beams craned in on the canopy columns either side of the waiting room steelwork on the island platform at the Llangollen Railway’s new Corwen terminus. Mea
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Bagnall Trio Were Named In South Wales After RAF V Bombers
I SUSPECT your author may be mistaken in asserting that the two surviving 18in Bagnall 0-6-0STs received their names Victor and Vulcan at the Austin Motor Company. Other sources state the batch of three Bagnall locomotives, works numbers 2994/5/6, we
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Returning Western Champion Pulls In Path Finder Bookings
SET to make its inaugural run after lengthy repairs to engine B, the Diesel Traction Group’s Swindon-built Class 52 diesel-hydraulic D1015 Western Champion is showing its popularity, with WR enthusiasts eager to book seats for Pathfinder’s‘Torbay Exp
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Betton Grange Makes The Final Lap As Superheater Is Fitted
TYSELEY Locomotive Works has completed the assembly of the new superheater and header for new-build GWR 4-6-0 No. 6880 Betton Grange. The superheater is the last major outstanding task required to complete the locomotive, and was due to be fitted ins
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Berlin Wall Remembered 60 Years On At Crich
IT WAS an occasion 60 years ago that many people, particularly Germans, would rather forget. On the morning of August 13, 1961, residents of Berlin awoke to find that two thirds of their city had been isolated by the tearing up of roads, the blocking
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Last Darlington-built Class 37 Is Donated To Head Of Steam
FIVE months after George and Robert Stephenson’spioneering Locomotion was controversially moved out of Darlington’s Head of Steam Museum, another locomotive with a key place in the town’s railway history has moved in – after being donated in a 'first
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UK Railtours Covers Branches
FOLLOWING the success of UK Railtours’ fully booked‘John Farrow Memorial Train’ honouring the firm’s founder, which ran to Sherborne behind Bulleid Merchant Navy 4-6-2 No. 35028 ClanLine on August 18, drawing large crowds at the Yeovil Railway Centre
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Owner’s Shock After Rare Railwayana Theft
TWO rare items of railwayana bought at auction for nearly £2000 were stolen in a daylight theft only hours after being collected by their new owner – but one was recovered a week later when it was spotted for sale at an antiques fair. Long-time railw
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Severn Valley Pilots Weed Killer Train
A NEW weed-killing train for the national network has been tested on the Severn Valley Railway. The Smart Weed System Train, which arrived in mid-June, is a project by Bayer Environmental Science, GB Railfreight, Network Rail and several hi-tech star
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Government Halts Plans To Infill Historic Railway Bridges
PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has called a halt to plans by Government roads agency Highways England to fill in 69 disused Victorian railway bridges with concrete and demolish another 15 over the next five years. The Whitehall move came after 159-year
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South African Railways 15F 4-8-2 Debuts At Guildford Model Engineering Gala
THE popular Guildford Model Engineering Society’s annual gala returned to Stoke Park on July 3/4 after having been cancelled last year due to the pandemic. The star of the show was the 1:8 scale South African Railways Class 15F 4-8-2, built by Andrew
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Spa Valley Boss Hails Role Of Volunteers As Busy Schedule Unveiled
SPA Valley Railway commercial manager Jonnie Pay has lauded the role of his 250 volunteers after announcing a series of special events in September and October featuring steam and diesel, real ale and cider, a murder mystery, and a Halloween spine-ch
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Warley Model Railway 2021 Show Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears
DESPITE the Government’s ‘Freedom Day’ lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Warley National Model Railway Exhibition has been cancelled. With infection rates again reported as rising throughout the country, the show at the National Exhibitio
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In Brief
→ CLASS 26 and 27 prototypes Nos. 26007 and 27001 will visit the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s Mixed Traffic Gala on September 10-12, which it is hoped will mark the return to service of Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 No. 957 after overhaul
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SVR Plans For Next Stage Of Bridgnorth Refurbishment
PLANNING applications have been submitted to Shropshire Council for the next stage in the SevernValley Railway’s refurbishment of its Bridgnorth headquarters. Phase one of the project, a new-build refreshment room and toilet facility designed in GWR
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In Brief
→ FIRST World War veteran Hunslet 4-6-0T Works No. 1215 of 1916 will be the guest locomotive at the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway’s Autumn Gala on September 25/26. Repatriated from Australia in 2005 by the War Office Locomotive Society, it returned to
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Open To All
Restoring a steam locomotive from Barry scrapyard condition has now been completed numerous times and there are many fine examples operating in the UK, but there are still a few such locomotives which have yet to feel the warmth of a fire and the gen
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