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New NRM role for Sir Peter
NETWORK RAIL chairman Sir Peter Hendy has been appointed chair of the National Railway Museum’s advisory board. His role will include developing links between the museum and the rail industry, as well as championing the NRM’s ‘Vision 2025’ plans, and
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Namings Showcase Low Carbon Rail Freight
MOSSEND International Railfreight Park (MIRP) in North Lanarkshire was the location for the three-day ‘Low Carbon Logistics’ event from November 8-10, showcasing rail freight and low carbon transport to COP26 delegates, potential investors and custom
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Taff Vale strip
THE return to steam of the last surviving Welsh-built standard gauge steam loco took a step forward on October 23 when dismantling of Taff Vale No. 28 commenced at the Gwili Railway. As previously reported, the first £32,000 has been raised towards t
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A ‘V2’ Survivor
ONLY one of the 184 ‘V2s’ built survives today – No. 4771 Green Arrow, which is part of the National Collection and currently on display at the Danum Museum in Doncaster – close to where it was built at the town’s famous Works in 1936. Green Arrow
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Minister Confirms Scaled Down Euston Station
A SCALED-down, 10-platform design to be constructed in a single stage, is expected to ease pressure on the budget for the Euston phase of the HS2 project. In his six-monthly report to the House of Commons on October 20, HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson
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Signs Of Marsh Barton Station Emerge
VISIBLE signs are now evident of the construction of a new station at Marsh Barton, south of Exeter. The station, which will cost around £16m, will be situated between Exeter St Thomas and Starcross, have two platforms 400 feet in length and be able
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LSL Plans ‘Peak’ Tour To Devon
THE return of a ‘Peak’ to the main line is on the cards now LSL has scheduled a railtour under its ‘InterCity’ brand for October 19, 2022. Re-creating the days of the BR cross country era of the 1980s, ‘Peak’ No. 45118 The Royal Artilleryman is due t
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Single Lines
■ RISING water levels in Afon Gwyrfai, amid heavy late October rainfall, resulted in sufficient flooding of the track to cause Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Snowdonia Star service out of Caernarfon to be cancelled on October 30. ■ ON October 1
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Steam Dreams To Run More Regular Excursions
TWO regular Steam Dreams excursions are on the stocks for 2022. On selected Tuesdays from May 24 to August 30, the ‘Royal Windsor Steam Express’ will operate from London Victoria to Windsor and back. Fares begin at £39 per adult, £25 child, but this
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Integrated Rail Plan Focuses On Journey Times Not Capacity
PRIME Minister Boris Johnson and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps unveiled the long awaited Integrated Rail Plan For The North and Midlands on November 18, claiming the revised schemes will bring passenger benefits 10 years sooner than previously. Th
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Red ‘Dragon’s Mountain’ Breathes Steam In Valley
AS revealed in RM Headline News last month (picture, page 11) ex-South African Railways Hanomag-built 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt NG/G13 (10551/1927) No. 60 Drakensberg has returned to steam following overhaul by Vale of Rheidol Railway (VoR). It undertook a
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Network Rail Makes Big Step With Drone Technology
NETWORK Rail’s air operations team has successfully flown a drone ‘Beyond Visual Line of Sight’ (BVLOS) for 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) over dry land – believed to be the furthest such civilian drone flight in Britain. The proof-of-concept flight was
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Chasewater Projects Progress
VOLUNTEERS at the Chasewater Railway’s Carriage and Wagon Team have rolled out their latest project – VEA box van B784106/230258. Originally constructed at Wolverton as a Vanwide No. B784106 as part of lot 3392 in 1962, it was renumbered under TOPS t
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Old And New In The Harz
Your reports and pictures are most welcome. Highly competitive rates are paid, especially if exclusive to The RM. THE only railway line electrified at 25kV AC in Germany – the isolated Rübelandbahn in the Harz mountains – has been used by Alstom du
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Painting begins on RPSI’s No. 134 at Inchicore Works
THE restoration of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s GM 121 Class No. 134 at Inchicore has seen the loco enter the Paint Spray Facility. It was given the most thorough preparation possible, seeing decades-worth of old paint removed to rev
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‘On Track To Net Zero’
THE first in a series of events showcasing the Scottish Hydrogen Train was held at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway (B&KR) in November, to coincide with Glasgow hosting the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Led by Arcola Energy, which spec
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Spoil Traffic Could Last Up To Four Years
SPOIL workings between Barking Eurohub and Tinsley could last between two and four years, according to FCC Environment. Run since September 1 for the waste management and recycling company, by DB Cargo, a single working operates on Mondays, Wednesday
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£200k Grant Boosts New Corwen Station Project
LLANGOLLEN Railway Trust’s (LRT) new Corwen station project has been aided by a £200,000 grant, which will go towards the cost of the canopy. The money forms part of a successful £15 million Levelling Up Fund Bid for Clwyd South, sponsored by Simon B
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Ivatt To Remain Maroon
THE Beet family’s BR Ivatt ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 No. 46441 is to retain its BR maroon livery once its overhaul is complete at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. With the internal tender cab painting now complete, work has moved on to the loco itself. Subject
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Sidelines
CLASS 40 No. 40118 (D318), a long-time resident of Tyseley Loco Works, where restoration by the 16SVT Society has been taking place, is moving to the Battlefield Line before the end of the year. The space occupied is required by the Vintage Trains op
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Return To Steam In Sight For Teifi Valley Railway’s Sgt Murphy
THE frames of the Teifi Valley Railway’s Kerr, Stuart 0-6-2T Sgt Murphy were rewheeled in mid-October and the loco now has a fully overhauled rolling chassis. The boiler, overhauled some years ago, will need to be retested. Sgt Murphy last ran in Jul
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Tanfield’s ‘Cochrane’ Returns After Repaint
THE Tanfield Railway’s stalwart Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns 0-4-0ST Sir Cecil A Cochrane (7409/1948) will be available to work the line’s popular ‘North Pole Express’ this year, thanks to a sterling effort by volunteers to get the loco fit for traf
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Bideford Rides Again!
THE Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, Devon, saw the return of passenger operations after a 15-year absence. These took place on October 31 when ‘Halloween Specials’ were run in the form of cab rides in ‘Planet’ four-wheel diesel No. DS1170 (Hibberd
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Wagon Report
FREIGHTLINER’S new fleet of Greenbrier Europe-built FFA-G flats have started to enter traffic. Assembled in Poland by Wagony-Swidnica, they are Nos. 81 70 4846 000-7 to 230-0 and European wagon type Sggrrss. They are formed into twin-sets; each wagon
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Royal Visitor Marks Tram Restoration Completion
MARKING the completion of its restoration following over three years of work, Patron of Crich Tramway Village, HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, drove Newcastle 102 out of the workshop at the Derbyshire museum on October 20. The tram, which had
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Passengers Preview Cambrian Extension
MEMBERS of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Shrewsbury & West Shropshire Branch gained a sneak preview of Cambrian Heritage Railways’ (CHR) extension to Weston Wharf on November 20. Pictured with CHR volunteers, the CAMRA members were all set to p
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A New ‘Old’ Loco For Watford
THE latest steam loco to join the collection at the 10¼in gauge Watford Miniature Railway is 4-6-2 Henry. Built by Ernest Dove in 1950 it was previously known as Commodore Vanderbilt. It first ran at Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, North Wales and spen
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Bahamas Is Among The Stars Of The Railway Children Return Film
LMS ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas is among the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway-based (KWVR) locos to feature in the new film, The Railway Children Return. As previously reported, the film is due to be released in UK cinemas on April 1, 2022. Picking up
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New Great Western ‘Night Owl’ Locomotive Front End Takes Shape
WORK on the Great Western Society’s new-build ‘Night Owl’ 2-8-0 No. 4709 continues to progress on the front end. Machining of the smokebox saddle is being undertaken by Roach Precision Engineering in Brierley Hill, ready for the smokebox, for which s
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Railway Remembers And Wears Poppies With Pride
VETERANS of the armed forces gathered at Euston station to see Direct Rail Services Class 68 No. 68033 baeing named The Poppy. The naming, which took place on October 30, just under a fortnight before Remembrance Day, also marks the centenary year of
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