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  • Practice & Performance: A West Highland celebration

    Practice & Performance: A West Highland celebration

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    Marking the 125th anniversary of the West Highland line, Keith Farr concludes his performance summary of different traction types by looking at the diesel classes that replaced steam. In the August issue I took advantage of the 125th anniversary of the West Highland line to discuss steam performance between Glasgow and Fort William. Supporting the…

  • ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add Northern Soul to Gloucestershire Warwickshire festival

    ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add Northern Soul to Gloucestershire Warwickshire festival

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    REPRESENTATIVES from each of the ‘Big Four’ railway companies will make up an eight-engine line-up at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-27. The RM-sponsored event has been given the theme ‘Northern Soul’ to reflect the presence of two of the visiting locomotives – LNER ‘B1’  No. 1264 and Caledonian Railway…

  • Steam Dreams to run an extra 56 London trains this summer

    Steam Dreams to run an extra 56 London trains this summer

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    The tour promoter has planned four trains every Tuesday out of Waterloo for a 14-week period ending on Tuesday, September 3.

  • Mayflower: March target

    Mayflower: March target

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    By Cedric Johns THOUGHTS of B1 4-6-0 No. 61306 Mayflower returning south for Steam Dreams’ duties in December were dashed following its second main line (loaded) proving run around the West Coast Railways circuit on December 6. The 4-6-0 is still at Carnforth receiving mechanical adjustments to problems thrown up during the locomotive’s second run.…

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