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Railway Magazine
Editor: Paul BickerdykeDeputy editor: Gareth EvansContributing editor: Chris MilnerSenior correspondent: Graeme PickeringConsultant editor: Nick PigottProduction editor: Sarah WilkinsonDesigner: Tim PipesEditorial assistant: Jane SkaymanClassic Tract
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Strawberry Line regauged
THE 5in gauge Strawberry Line Miniature Railway at Avon Valley Adventure Park near Keynsham, Bristol, dates back to 1999. This has undergone a major transformation over the past couple of years. Following the retirement of Mike Bass, the original ope
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ETCS Signalling Commissioned To Moorgate
THE Mayday bank holiday saw the commissioning of ETCS (European Train Control System) on the Northern city line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. Use of the digital signalling system is a first step which will see large sections of the East Coast M
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Coal Hoppers To Boost NVR Freight Train
FOUR coal hoppers are set to rejoin the Nene Valley Railway’s demonstration freight train following refurbishment by members of the line’s Wagon Group. Numbered 430226, 431752, 425561 and 427960, the wagons date from 1957/8. Corroded metal floors hav
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Operations
Your reports and pictures are most welcome. Highly competitive rates are paid, especially if exclusive to The RM. Pendolino No. 390129 City of Stoke-on-Trent now carries the name ‘Brett’ on both of its cab ends. This is to honour the memory of Bret
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Extension Progresses As Bala Celebrates Half A Century
THE Bala Lake Railway (BLR) marked its 50th anniversary on the April 30-May 2 Spring Bank Holiday weekend with a ‘Bala at 50’ gala. With the weekend corresponding with the one in 1972 when the initial BLR rails were laid, festivities kicked off with
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Nipper New-build LNWR Loco Project Moves To Statfold Barn
THE project to construct Nipper, a replica of a John Ramsbottomdesigned 18in gauge 0-4-0ST built by LNWR for internal use at Crewe works (RM, April 2018) which was being undertaken at Bury Transport Museum, has been relocated to Statfold Barn Railway
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Return Of Derek Crouch Steams Ahead At Nene Valley Railway
THE overhaul of Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0ST No. 1539 Derek Crouch at the Nene Valley Railway continues to progress at the line’s Wansford workshop. A new cylinder block has been cast by South Lincs Foundry in Spalding. The castings and wheelsets have b
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Pannier Haulage In East Somerset
PASSENGERS on the East Somerset Railway (ESR) have recently had the rare opportunity to travel behind a GWR 0-6-0PT along the line, following the visit of No. L92 (5786) from the South Devon Railway (SDR). The Pannier’s visit arose following the SDR’
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Booking Contacts
HD – Hastings Diesels www.hastingsdiesels.co.uk IC – InterCity 0800 038 5364 NB – Northern Belle 0844 8404525 MP – Midland Pullman 0800 038 5360 RTC – Railway Touring Company 01553 661500 SD – Steam Dreams 01483 209888 SR – Statesman Rail 0345 310245
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Help County Of Montgomery Parts Move To Tyseley
THE Churchward County Trust (CCT), which is constructing new-build GWR 4-4-0 No. 3840 County of Montgomery is appealing for well-wishers to assist with the £6000 cost of moving the boiler and tender chassis from Didcot Railway Centre to Tyseley Locom
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Battery Locomotives For Brazilian Iron Ore Railway
BRAZIL’S major iron ore mining and railway operating firm Vale has taken delivery of a new all battery six-axle heavy freight loco built in China by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Company. Vale already had a 2.4MW battery electric locomotive supplied by Ame
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The RCTS: Then And Now
IN THE spring of 1963, in common with every other railway periodical, the pages of the Railway Observer carried plenty of news and speculation about the Beeching Report. Reshaping British Railways was published on March 27 that year, and public atten
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Platform Closure Impacts Lichfield Trent Valley Station
THE high level platform at Lichfield Trent Valley station, platform 3, has been closed until further notice on safety grounds. The single platform is on a bridge spanning the West Coast Main Line, where a recent inspection has revealed corrosion in m
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Hunslet Pair From Kent Visit Ffestiniog Railway
THE Bank Holiday weekend April 30-May 2 was not billed as a Ffestiniog Railway (FR) special event, but it became so. The FR Society annual general meeting took place during the weekend and a special treat for members were visiting appearances by Jere
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Irish Government signs off €74m EU funding towards Cork Area Commuter Rail
Your reports and pictures are most welcome. Highly competitive rates are paid, especially if exclusive to The RM. ON May 10 the Irish Government approved plans to draw down €74 million from the EU’s recovery and resilience fund in the last quarter
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Sidelines
THE upgrade and expansion of Gatwick Airport station is being constructed with low carbon concrete. Aggregates company Hanson has, to date, supplied 3000 cubic metres to contractor Costain. WORK on the next phase of the Dawlish sea wall upgrade will
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More Rail Via Channel Tunnel?
HAVING become a ‘preferred supplier’ for the German rail network, the recent completion by British Steel’s Scunthorpe plant of a five kilotonne order of 120m lengths of flat-bottomed rail for Deutsche Bahn has raised hopes of further such movements i
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Class 180s to work Skegness ‘Summer Specials’
SATURDAY ‘Summer Specials’ to and from Skegness this year will be operated by Class 180 diesel multiple units, East Midlands Railway has announced. High Speed Trains, which were retired by EMR in May last year, were used on the ‘Specials’ until Summe
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Dean Forest Pannier On Course For Autumn Return
WR 0-6-0PT No. 9681 could be back in action by the autumn, the Dean Forest Loco Group (DFLG) has told The RM. A steaming up trial was carried out on May 6, the boiler reaching full pressure without any issues – and it went on to pass its steam test o
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Leighton Buzzard opens Munday’s Hill extension
THE sun smiled on the Leighton Buzzard Railway’s (LBR) April 30 opening of its extension from Stonehenge Works to Munday’s Hill. This represented the culmination of four years of hard, and sometimes frustrating (not least due to delays caused by the
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Siemens Shuts Down Russian Rail Business After 170 Years
SIEMENS announced in early May that it was leaving Russia after more than 170 years, in response to the invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions in place which, barring a major change by the Russian government, are likely to remain in place for many yea
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Initial Phase Of Eastcroft Depot Facilities Upgrade Completed
THE first phase of East Midlands Railway’s £2million modernisation programme at Eastcroft depot in Nottingham has been completed. Improvements have been made to train cleaning facilities and stabling capacity as EMR prepares to augment its fleet of
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Three East Anglian Swing Bridges To Get Upgrades
COMPILED BY CHRIS MILNER Your reports and pictures are most welcome. Highly competitive rates are paid, especially if exclusive to The RM. EAST Anglia’s three swing bridges are to get mechanical and electrical upgrades which will improve reliabili
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More Land Bought For Manchester Station
PROPERTY company Bruntwood has agreed the sale of its Square One site on Travis Street in Manchester as preparations are made for the construction of the city’s new HS2 rail hub, alongside the current Piccadilly station. The Square One building, whic
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Britain’s Railtour Scene Could Look Very Different In 12 Months’ Time
Your reports and pictures are most welcome. Highly competitive rates are paid, especially if exclusive to The RM. THE number of railtours operated, the type of rolling stock used and the cost of tickets could change over the next 12 months due to a
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Swanage Railway Bounces Back With A Great Gala
THE Swanage Railway (SR) in Dorset has staged an annual diesel gala every year since 2006, apart from 2020 and 2021, and it has grown to be a popular and highly regarded event. This year’s gala was held on May 6-8 with a mixed-traction preview day on
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Railways in Parliament
CUTTING CO2 emissions is a top priority for the Government, but Rachel Maskell, the opposition MP for York Central, wanted to know the proportion of freight that will be transferred from road to rail over the next five years. Transport Minister Wendy
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‘9F’ Next In Line At Bluebell
BR Standard ‘9F’ No. 92240 is to be the Bluebell Railway’s next large loco overhaul, the line’s locomotive engineering director, Paul Russell has confirmed. Withdrawn from service in November 2002, the powerful 2-10-0 currently resides outside at Hor
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Sidelines
NORTHERN has armed its conductors and revenue protection staff with a new app enabling them to check the status of over 600 self-service ticket machines on the network. The technology, designed in partnership with Flowbird and RADD Solutions, will he
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