• Dartmoor Railway’s English Electric weekend

    Dartmoor Railway’s English Electric weekend



    THE Dartmoor Railway held an English Electric weekend on June 8-9.  In use were Class 31 No. 31452 with a five-coach set of stock, ‘Berkshire’ DEMU set No. 1132 (Nos. S60150+S60831), and Class 08 No. D4167.  The plan was to run two trains on the Saturday, one from Okehampton towards the Colford boundary with Network Rail, and the other…

  • Chasewater recalls Littleton Colliery

    Chasewater recalls Littleton Colliery



    THE Chasewater Railway held an event on April 6-7 to mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of Littleton Colliery.  The pit was located near Cannock, Staffordshire. It closed on December 3, 1993 and was the last working coal mine in the Cannock Chase Coalfield, thus ending deep mining in Staffordshire.  ‘Janus’ 0-6-0DE (Yorkshire 2748 of 1959)…

  • Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr acquires its own ‘Gronk’

    Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr acquires its own ‘Gronk’



    THE Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway (L&MMR) received Class 08 No. 08795 on March 22 from the Great Western Railway, Landore depot, Swansea (87E, latterly LE), which closed in December 2018.  No. 08795 requires some attention before being launched into traffic at an event later in the year.  Read more in the May 2019 issue of The…

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