Gareth Evans

  • 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.

  • Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Pragmatic Preservation

    Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: Pragmatic Preservation

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    Gareth Evans talks to Chris Price, general manager of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, who shares his views on a range of issues affecting the sector – and also what he’s doing to ensure the future survival of Britain’s most popular heritage line. It’s 9am sharp and I’ve arrived at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s…

  • West Somerset rescued from the brink of collapse

    West Somerset rescued from the brink of collapse

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    THE West Somerset Railway has been saved from closure by a whisker – after failures were found in its finances, infrastructure and safety systems. In an open and frank meeting, 320 supporters gathered at the Oake Manor Golf Club, Wellington, Somerset on March 2 to hear first-hand of the plc’s dire position, as well as…

  • Brighton Belle on course for main line

    Brighton Belle on course for main line

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    Gordon Rushton, 5BEL trustee, tells the story of the project to re-create the famous Brighton Belle luxury dining train, from its inception to how it is bringing back 1930s Art Deco finery to the main line – and how the challenges of complying with current and future regulations have been overcome. Additional reporting by Gareth…

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