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  • Hope Works celebrates 90 years

    Hope Works celebrates 90 years

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    MORE than 2,000 people visited Breedon Group’s cement works at Hope, in Derbyshire, as the UK’s largest cement plant celebrated 90 years of operation.  June 1 open day attractions at the Peak District plant included 0-6-0T industrial Nunlow, returning to its former home, and LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ No. 1054, as well as the resident ex-BR…

  • ‘Jubilee’ and ‘2MT’ treble bring gala success to the KWVR

    ‘Jubilee’ and ‘2MT’ treble bring gala success to the KWVR

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    THE Keighley & Worth Valley Railway witnessed a 20% year-on-year increase in visitor numbers to its Spring Steam Gala over the weekend of March 8-10, with almost 3,000 passengers travelling over the three days. There was a distinctly Midland Region feel to the locomotive line-up, with seven of the eight engines in steam having been…

  • Severn Valley becomes Welsh Valleys!

    Severn Valley becomes Welsh Valleys!

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    The three-day spring steam gala in brought in the crowds, reports Robin Jones and Gareth Evans.

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