Battlefield Line

  • Twin 4-6-0s for Quainton Road   as ‘Owsden’ moves from Swindon

    Twin 4-6-0s for Quainton Road as ‘Owsden’ moves from Swindon

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    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Railway Centre (BRC) is the official home to a pair of Hawksworth ‘Modified Hall’ 4-6-0s after adding semi-restored No. 6984 Owsden Hall to its list of resident locos.  The surprise news that owner Trevor Westbury was transferring No. 6984 from the Swindon & Cricklade Railway (S&CR) to Quainton was announced in mid-November, with the…

  • Something ‘Wightwick’ this way comes as Bosworth line celebrates 50 golden years

    Something ‘Wightwick’ this way comes as Bosworth line celebrates 50 golden years

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    “OVERWHELMED” and “speechless” were just two of the words used by Battlefield Line director Adrian Lock to describe the success of the Leicestershire line’s 50th anniversary gala on October 18-20. The Shackerstone Railway Society had wanted to mark its five decades of operations at Shackerstone with something special, and this it achieved by securing ‘Modified…

  • Dinmore Manor makes it a Western 4-6-0 pair for Battlefield Line’s October gala

    Dinmore Manor makes it a Western 4-6-0 pair for Battlefield Line’s October gala

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    LEICESTERSHIRE’S Battlefield Line has further cemented its reputation as an unofficial GWR outpost by securing a return visit from No. 7820 Dinmore Manor for its 50th anniversary gala on October 18-20. The ‘Manor’ becomes the second Western 4-6-0 confirmed for the event, joining ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6989 Wightwick Hall on its first post-restoration visit away…

  • Battlefield Line secures first away visit for Wightwick Hall in autumn

    Battlefield Line secures first away visit for Wightwick Hall in autumn

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    No. 6989 Wightwick Hall will get its first real opportunity to ‘stretch its legs’ post-restoration this autumn.

  • 60 years on, last day of Wye Valley line re-created in Leicestershire

    60 years on, last day of Wye Valley line re-created in Leicestershire

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    GWR pannier tank No. 6430 will make its final appearances during its current loan visit to the Battlefield Line during the February half-term period. The Llangollen Railway-based locomotive will run on February 16, 17, 20, 23 and 24 in the Battlefield Line’s first-ever February services. The line’s diesel railcar will also run on February 19…

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