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  • Didcot Railway Centre gala to ‘deliver the goods’ this weekend

    Didcot Railway Centre gala to ‘deliver the goods’ this weekend

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    The new Didcot Railway Centre season opens this weekend (February 15-16) with the ‘Delivering The Goods’ steam and diesel gala event.

  • ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

    ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

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    CLOSE to 5,000 passengers travelled on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s trains during the three-day Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-17, sponsored by The RM. The successful event, which featured eight locomotives in steam, including three visitors, proved to be very profitable for the railway, attracting more visitors than in 2017, although not quite as…

  • Didcot’s ‘Saint’ unveiled  in full Georgian finery

    Didcot’s ‘Saint’ unveiled in full Georgian finery

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    THE Great Western Society’s re-creation of a Churchward ‘Saint’ 4-6-0 – No. 2999 Lady of Legend – is officially complete. The milestone has been achieved 45 years after donor locomotive No. 4942 Maindy Hall was acquired from Barry Scrapyard in 1974. The ‘Saint’ made its public debut at Didcot, albeit cold and in unlined black, in November…

  • ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

    ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

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    Didcot’s GWR ‘King’ No. 6023 King Edward II will break new ground for the class this autumn when it takes a starring role in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) September 27-29 Autumn Steam Gala alongside ‘A4’ Union of South Africa. The visit will mark the BR blue Collett 4-6-0’s first foray north of the Midlands…

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