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Erlestoke Manor To Go Cornish After Overhaul
WR 4-6-0 Manor class No. 7812 Erlestoke Manor will be returning with a Cornish flavour from its current overhaul, being turned out in BR lined green with a Truro shedcode to represent its September 1959/1960 allocation to the West Country. Recent wor
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Editor Robin Jones rjones@mortons.co.uk Staff Writer Owen Hayward ohayward@mortons.co.uk Senior Contributors Geoff Courtney, John Titlow Contributors Hugh Dougherty, Pete Kelly, Roger Melton Designer Tim Pipes Production editor Lucy Wood Publisher Ti
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Six Months More For SVR’s Churchward
GWR Churchward heavy freight 2-8-0 No. 2857 has been granted a six-month extension to its boiler certificate, meaning it can see out the rest of the season on its home line of the Severn Valley Railway. A statement issued by the 2857 Society said: “A
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Teddy Returns To Its ‘Home’
PECKETT Yorktown class 0-4-0ST No. 2012 of 1941 Teddy made a homecoming to the Battlefield Line at Shackerstone – a line where it was based in its early preservation days. Teddy, built for the Ministry of Supply, took up residence at Shackerstone in
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Crich Crisis Sparks Overhead Inspections
THE crisis at Crich Tramway Village – that saw services suspended from May 18 at the popular working museum following the issue of a prohibition notice by the Office of Rail & Road inspectors who detected dangerous traction poles at two locations, as
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Four-day Gala Marks Epping Ongar’s Decade Anniversary
THE Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday saw celebrations for quite a different reason in Essex – as the Epping Ongar Railway marked its 10th anniversary with a four-day extravaganza. Originally set to take place between May 27 and 29 but delayed du
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Last Hetton Railway Steam Engine Returns For 200th Anniversary
THE last steam locomotive to run on the Hetton Railway returned to the route of the line for a special event to mark its 200th anniversary. The eight-mile Hetton Colliery Railway was opened in 1822 by the Hetton Coal Company at Hetton Lyons in County
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Helping Our Sector Survive Can Reap Very Rich Dividends
AT A time when Britain is in the grip of a cost of living crisis, unprecedented in recent times, there will be few in the country who will not be looking at ways in which they must make savings on personal spending. Sadly, the home tourist market is
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New Company To Run Dublin Tour To Cavan & Leitrim Line
TÁILTE Tours is to run a two-day railtour which will include the Cavan & Leitrim Railway. A new voluntary-led committee that seeks to raise funds and awareness for Ireland’s smaller railway heritage groups, its first event is a two-day railtour weeke
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T3 On Its Wheels – And Steaming Again In 2023?
THE overhaul of 1893-built LSWR T3 No. 563 at Bill Parker’s Flour Mill workshops took a major step forward with the rewheeling of the frames to make a rolling chassis – a hugely significant milestone as the team undertaking the overhaul hope to finis
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Firm Appointed To Design And Construct New £35m Railway Heritage Quarter
CONTRACTOR Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Darlington Borough Council to deliver its £35 million Railway Heritage Quarter. The project will transform the Head of Steam museum in North Road, which includes the goods shed and carriage works, as a
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Talyllyn’s Tracksiders Celebrate Their Own Jubilee
WHILE the nation celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a group of Talyllyn Railway volunteers marked their own silver jubilee. The Talyllyn Tracksiders allows family groups to work together on the line in mid-Wales, and since the first working par
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Successful Relaunch For ‘New’ Doon Valley Railway Services
FORMERLY known as the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, the Doon Valley Railway has opened to the public for the first time under its new name. The relaunch had been planned for spring 2020, but the Covid-19 lockdown scuppered it, leaving the Ayrsh
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From Red Squirrels To Otters Via Steam Train!
If you love the idea of hopping on a steam train to explore the River Dart valley and meet some fascinating creatures along the way, then the South Devon Railway has the perfect day out for you! Suitable for all the family, this offers a peaceful hav
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M&GN Society Moves A Step Closer To LNER Set
THE Midland and Great Northern Society (M&GN) has purchased Gresley Brake Third Open No. 43556/E16631E from the Epping Ongar Railway, made possible by a large legacy from the estate of late society member Keith Anthony Porter. Built in 1938 by Craven
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Return To Waterworks For Railway Locomotive In 80 Years – But In Miniature!
ON June 11, a Metropolitan Water Board locomotive returned to Hampton Waterworks for the first time in nearly 80 years – although the 0-4-2TT in question was a 7 ¼in gauge miniature version. As reported in last issue’s Next Stop column, the miniature
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Lighting Up Moorsline This Autumn
TICKETS are now on sale for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway annual Light Spectacular autumn event. The hugely popular audio and visual sensory experience will depart from Pickering station every evening during the October 22-30 half term at 6pm and
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Horsted Keynes Drinks Licence Has Been Extended
THE Bluebell Railway has been granted an extension to its licence at Horsted Keynes to serve alcohol and stage entertainment. The application was approved by Mid Sussex District Council’s liquor licensing committee on May 26. The extended licence wil
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Leek Back On line For Next Year!
In issue 254, Heritage Railway highlighted the Churnet Valley Railway as it geared up to begin its long-hoped-for extension to Leek. The European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development had provided £1,427,906.83 of funding and the first 200 yards of
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Welshpool Poised To Get Taiwanese Diesel Locomotive From Sister Line
THE Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is negotiating with sister line the Alishan Forest Railway in Taiwan to take a diesel locomotive on loan. It has been offered DL-34, a 25-ton 520hp diesel built specially for the Taiwanese line by Mitsubishi in
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Indian Summer Comes Early At The Statfold Barn Railway
CLASSIC British-built steam that once served on India’s legendary hill railways took pride of place at the Statfold Barn Railway’s June 11/12 enthusiasts’ weekend. Sweet Indian Steam brought the railways of the great subcontinent into focus, held to
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With Full Regulator locomotive Performance Then And Now
THIS issue of Heritage Railway is published on July 8, which happens to be the 55th anniversary of the last Saturday of steam on the Southern and one day before the very last day of steam in normal service. Therefore, I have picked a few of the best
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Monobloc Milestone Passed In P2 Project
BRITAIN’S railway heritage engineering sector has reached a new high point, with the three cylinders for new Gresley P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales placed together for the first time prior to welding to create the locomotive’s monobloc – a first s
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West Somerset Diesel Gala Remembers Fab Four With A Trip Back To The 1960s
BEATLEMANIA returned to Somerset in June – 58 years on. The West Somerset Railway’s June 9-11 diesel gala celebrated 1960s services on the branch and included a Beatles Special. It was in 1964 that the Fab Four travelled on a special train from Paddi
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Survey Opens In Step Towards Future Of The Elsecar Railway
A FORMAL survey has been launched for the future of the Elsecar Heritage Centre – including the currently-closed heritage railway there – following the receipt of a £3.93 million grant from the Cultural Development Fund. Working with its partners, Ba
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Billie Joins Four Barnes Sisters At Rhyl
THE Rhyl Steam Preservation Trust has bought partially restored 1922-built Albert Barnes 4-4-2 Billie from Austin Moss, of the Windmill Farm Railway. Billie, one of six built in Rhyl by Barnes for the Dreamland Miniature Railway in Margate, has not h
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Quarry Building Rediscovered – With Hopes To Rehome It
WHEN Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum in Rutland received an email from a local resident offering the Cottesmore venue a garden shed, it was subsequently revealed that this was no normal domestic outbuilding. It was found that a structure w
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Saphos Adds More Pacific Power With Duchess Heading The ‘Coronation Scot’
LMS Princess Coronation Pacific No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland will be hauling the Saphos Trains September 24-26 ‘Coronation Scot’ tour rather than motive power from the Locomotive Services Limited pool. Inaugurated in 1937, the‘Coronation Scot’ was
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In Brief
➜ UK service and emergency services personnel can now get a third off Severn Valley Railway tickets for a year. Marking Armed Forces Day on June 25, a new offer for Blue Light Card and Defence Discount Service card holders was launched for members of
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Main Line Itinerary
9 English Riviera Express High Wycombe, Kingswear and return. Diesel-hauled between High Wycombe and Taunton. Loco: TBA. ST 9 The End of Southern Steam London Victoria, Weymouth and return. Diesel-hauled Yeovil-Weymouth. Loco: 35028 Clan Line. RTC 9
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