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  • Clun Castle to perform for Ironbridge branch farewell

    Clun Castle to perform for Ironbridge branch farewell

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    Two more opportunities to ride behind Tyseley’s restored No. 7029 Clun Castle on June 9.

  • Scunthorpe steelworks rail tours remain popular

    Scunthorpe steelworks rail tours remain popular

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    Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society runs rail tours around the busy rail-served complex of British Steel’s Scunthorpe steelworks on selected summer weekends.

  • Vandals hit West Somerset Railway

    Vandals hit West Somerset Railway

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    Estimated £1,000 worth of damage caused by smashed windows in Mk.1 carriage.

  • North Yorks Moors’Drewry shunter restored

    North Yorks Moors’Drewry shunter restored

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    CLASS 04 No. D2207 (originally No. 11108) has received an extensive overhaul at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, including the fitting of a replacement engine. It was built by Vulcan Foundry (D208 of 1953/Drewry No. 2482), and withdrawn by BR in December 1967, passing to Hemel Hempstead Lightweight Concrete, Hertfordshire. It entered preservation in September 1973 when acquired…

  • New company formed to restore ‘forgotten’ Barry Standard 4MT

    New company formed to restore ‘forgotten’ Barry Standard 4MT

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    A NEW company has been formed to overhaul and ultimately operate the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway-based BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76077. Considered for a long time to be one of the ‘lost’ ex-Barry locomotives since it arrived at Toddington in 1987 when the engine was dismantled and some work was done, it had been stored…

  • Odney Manor returns at WSR… albeit briefly

    Odney Manor returns at WSR… albeit briefly

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    COLLETT ‘Manor’ No. 7828 Odney Manor made a triumphant return to service at the West Somerset Railway in the final weeks of 2018 after a two-year absence and overhaul. The BR(W) 4-6-0, resplendent in BR lined green with early crest, made its public debut on ‘Santa Special’ duties on December 22, and was set to…

  • What’s in the Shops: ‘Hoovers’, ‘Grids’ and ‘Skips’

    What’s in the Shops: ‘Hoovers’, ‘Grids’ and ‘Skips’

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    It’s been a great month for diesel model fans, with some great reissues by Hornby.

  • Layouts we love: The delicate dance of an A4 Pacific

    Layouts we love: The delicate dance of an A4 Pacific

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    Pete Kelly is caught up in nostalgia as he spends an hour surrounded by John White’s remarkable OO-scale Leeds and Doncaster layout.  John White has built several well-known O-scale layouts, including one that can now be seen at the Oakham Treasures Museum in Bristol called ‘Oakham Halt’, which the public can operate, and which he…

  • Layouts we love: What are my model locos   and rolling stock really worth?

    Layouts we love: What are my model locos and rolling stock really worth?

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    There are many ways of disposing of model railway collections, and each has its benefits. We look at today’s booming pre-used market.  Railway modelling is a restless hobby: no sooner is a layout complete than a new idea crops up and we find ourselves already thinking about something else – and if that entails a…

  • Project to re-create a D16/1 LMS 10000 after national appeal

    Project to re-create a D16/1 LMS 10000 after national appeal

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    No. 10000 was one of a pair of locomotives designed and built by the LMS and English Electric.

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