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Obituary: Vic Mitchell, Middleton Press Founder And Author, Dies At 86
VIC MITCHELL, the founder and driving force behind Middleton Press and a father figure of both the Ffestiniog and Talyllyn Railways, died peacefully at his Midhurst, West Sussex home on January 18 after a short illness. It was not Covid-19 related; h
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Covid-19
■ NOTE: This list was current at the time of writing in early January. However, the ongoing uncertainty over Covid-19 may result in some or all trains being postponed or cancelled. Please check with the individual operators. ■ Tours may start and fin
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CSX buys Pan-Am Rail
US Class 1 railroad CSX has agreed to buy Pan-Am Railways which operates a network of routes in New England. Pan-Am Railways was formerly known as Guilford Transportation but the company bought the brand name and logo rights of the former Pan-America
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First Tube Train Trials Begin On Northern Line Extension
DECEMBER 19 saw the start of Tube train trials on the two-mile (3.2km) Northern Line extension from Kennington to Battersea Power Station. The first test journeys followed other milestones earlier in 2020 that saw the power supply connected to the ra
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Burntisland Train Ferry Recalled
THE National Transport Trust’s latest Red Wheel plaque was unveiled at Burntisland in Fife on December 16. NTT vice-president John Cameron revealed the plaque to commemorate the train ferry that plied the Firth of Forth between Burntisland and Granto
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Final £80,000 Needed To Help Complete Betton Grange By September Target
THE 6880 Betton Grange Society says it needs just £80,000 in order to complete the construction of its Collett ‘Grange’ 4-6-0 re-creation, No. 6880 Betton Grange. Last year’s closure of Tyseley Locomotive Works (TLW) during the first lockdown, and th
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Rail Operations orders 30 Class 93s from Stadler
RAIL Operations (UK) Limited and Swiss manufacturer Stadler have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives, which will support rail decarbonisation requirements in the UK. An initial batch of 10 is due for delive
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Single Lines
■ THE Isle of Man’s Groudle Glen Railway is celebrating this year’s 125th anniversary of the line by rejuvenating its Lhen Coan terminus station. The first stage of the ‘Lhen Coan 125’ project saw the platform paving replaced in time for Christmas op
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Moors Line Boss Praises ‘Incredible’ Emergency Appeal After £440k Raised
THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has closed its emergency Covid-19 ‘crisis appeal’ after raising more than £440,000 through public donations. The resilience appeal was set up at the beginning of the first national lockdown last spring to rais
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HS2 Eastern Leg Safeguarded
SUGGESTIONS the Government may scrap the eastern leg of HS2 via Toton and Sheffield to Leeds appear to have been laid to rest after Andrew Stephenson, the HS2 minister at the Department for Transport, published new safeguarding directions for phase 2
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£60,000 Linda Overhaul Appeal Launched
THE Ffestiniog Railway Society has launched a £60,000 appeal to finance overhauling Hunslet 2-4-0STT Linda. The boiler certificate of the former Penrhyn loco expires shortly and the loco will be employed on works trains until March 27. The objective
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Celebrations Kept Low-key As Calbourne Helps Mark Island Line Anniversary
THE Isle of Wight Steam Railway (IoWSR) marked the 50th anniversary of the Wight Locomotive Society’s move from Newport to Havenstreet on January 24, albeit in a much lower key than originally intended. The transfer of the fledgling society’s stock f
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Booking Contacts
BEL – Belmond 0845 077 2222 IC – Intercity 0800 038 5364 MP – Midland Pullman 0800 038 5360 NB – Northern Belle 0844 840 4525 RTC – Railway Touring Company 01553 661500 SD - Steam Dreams 01483 209888 SR – Statesman Rail 0345 310 2458 ST – Saphos Trai
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Rocks By Rail In Bid To Buy Ironstone Avonside Stamford
COTTESMORE-based Rocks by Rail (RbR) has launched a new appeal to purchase former Pilton Ironstone Quarries Avonside 0-6-0ST Stamford (1972/1927) after its current owner, the Bluebell Railway, agreed to sell the locomotive to the museum. Unrestored S
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Talking Points
I WAS interested to see in the latest edition the final train of china clay wagons leaving the Moorswater (Liskeard) depot in Cornwall. I am a former district councillor for that area, and a few years ago considerable effort was put into proposing th
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Study Looks At DLR Thamesmead Extension
TRANSPORT for London is undertaking a £1 million study, funded by external partners, into an extension of the Docklands Light Railway to Beckton Riverside and Thamesmead. The work will help define route options, environmental impacts and transport be
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Single Lines
NATIONAL Collection Class 47 No. 47798 Prince William, a main-line registered loco in Royal claret livery, is to join the Royal carriages in a new display in the Station Hall, York. This is part of the hall’s refurbishment, to be undertaken between t
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WIN Three copies of The Steam Engines of World War II In Europe!
Our colleagues over at Mortons Books have given us three copies of their brand new book, The Steam Engines of World War II In Europe (worth £40 each), and they must be won by The Railway Magazine readers! Follow author Philip Horton’s pursuit of th
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Celebrity Naturalist Launches Latest Anti-HS2 Petition
ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners led by TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham have launched another petition calling for work on HS2 to cease. Despite the High Court rejecting an earlier attempt to stop construction of the new railway in April 2020, the
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New Bogie For ‘Patriot’ After Assessor’s Concerns
NEW-BUILD LMS ‘Patriot’ No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior is to have a new bogie manufactured after concerns were raised over modifications made to the loco’s existing bogie by the project’s independent assessor. The current bogie was designed to incorpor
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Double-headed ‘Choppers’ Set To Feature For Vintage Trains This Year
VINTAGE Trains (VT) railtours may be best known for having a ‘Castle’, ‘Hall’ or even a pannier or two ‘up front’, but this year the Tyseley-based operator is adding Class 20s to its charter programme. Details of VT’s planned tours for 2021 were rele
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Pectin Overhaul Milestone Reached As Boiler Returned
THE overhaul of Peckett ‘M5’ 0-4-0ST Pectin (1579/1921) took a big step forward shortly before Christmas when the refurbished boiler was reunited with the frames at Yeovil Railway Centre. The former British Aluminium Company loco last ran in April 20
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Sidelines
HS2 has announced the shortlisted bidders for its track systems, switches and crossings, and tunnel and lineside mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems contracts. Worth more than £2billion, the contracts cover around 174 miles of high-speed track on
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First Class 707 Transfers Across To Southeastern
AHEAD of the introduction of Class 701 ‘Aventra’ EMUs by South Western Railway, the first Class 707 EMUs have started the transfer process to Southeastern. Having made an initial move from Wimbledon to Grove Park depot on January 9, unit Nos. 707003
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Cranmore DMU Scoops Annual Railcar Award
THE Railcar Association’s Railcar of the Year award for 2020 has been awarded to the Mendip Traction & Rolling Stock Group at the East Somerset Railway. This is for the seven-year restoration of two-car Class 108 set No. L231, comprising DMBS No. M51
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Third ‘S160’ joins Churnet Valley fleet
GREG Wilson’s Batt Holden Ltd has added a third ex-USATC ‘S160’ 2-8-0 to its stable with the arrival of No. 3278 Franklin D Roosevelt at the Churnet Valley Railway (CVR). The 1944-built ALCO loco was moved from Tyseley Locomotive Works to Froghall Ju
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Readers’ Platform
I WONDER if anyone reading your magazine might know who took this photo? I have come across 16 slides marked ‘Westbury, 5th May 1985’. Most were shots taken of the locomotives at the open day on that date. An exposed film roll was found on the site a
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RAIB Launches New Enquiry
THE Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has launched an enquiry into a ‘near miss’ between a South Western Railway train and a Network Rail mobile operations manager (MOM) on December 19. While retrieving a bag from the track at Rowlands Castle
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Stock Update
ERSL Eastern Rail Services Locomotives Allocations 08870 MBDL-ERSL 31452 HTLX-ERSL 43045 SBXL-COTS 43047 NL/EMPC-HQ/SBXL 43049 NL/EMPC-HQ/SBXL 43073 NL/EMPC-HQ/SBXL 43081 NL/EMPC-HQ/SBXL 43277 NL/EMPC-HQ/SBXL 43290 NL/EMPC-HQ/SBXL 43296 EC/IECP-HQ/
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Highways England Demolition Plans Could ‘Take Wrecking Ball’ To Useful Structures
A PROPOSAL by Highways England to demolish more than 100 structures on disused railways which could potentially hamper future railway reopenings has been condemned. When the British Railways Board was wound up in 2013, responsibility for nonoperation
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