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  • Ipswich museum completes Cambridge horse tram restoration

    Ipswich museum completes Cambridge horse tram restoration

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    A FORMER Cambridge Street Tramways 4ft-gauge horse tram, which survived in Ely as a workshop for decades, has been returned to its former glory after a seven-year restoration by Ipswich Transport Museum. Car No. 7 was originally built in 1880 as a single-deck horse tram by the Starbuck Car & Wagon Company of Birkenhead.  It…

  • Heritage profile: The Wensleydale Railway

    Heritage profile: The Wensleydale Railway

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    Running through some of the best scenery North Yorkshire offers, the Wensleydale Railway is a relative newcomer to the heritage and tourist railway sector. Graeme Pickering finds out more about its growth and expansion plans. A train ride is undoubtedly the main highlight of a trip to a heritage line, but with railways increasingly trying…

  • Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

    Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

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    STANIER ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas will be returning to the Midlands this month as the star exhibit at the Tyseley Locomotive Works/Vintage Trains open weekend on June 22-23. No. 45596 made its public debut at the Tyseley open weekend last September upon completion of its Heritage Lottery-funded overhaul, but since its main line trials and subsequent…

  • Major lottery award for North Yorkshire Moors

    Major lottery award for North Yorkshire Moors

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    THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) £9.7million Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey (YMJ) project has been successful in its bid for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support. The HLF cash award of £4.436m is one of the largest awarded to a preserved railway, and will allow the NYMR to start work on the various strands of a five-year…

  • Search for contractor delays J21 locomotive overhaul start

    Search for contractor delays J21 locomotive overhaul start

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    The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust continues to search for a contractor to carry out the Heritage Lottery Fund-backed overhaul of NER J21 0-6-0 No. 65033. LCLT chairman Toby Watkins said: “We’ve received formal permission from the HLF to start and the money is there, but we’ve been unable to select a contractor to overhaul…

  • Aveling Sirapite makes Mid-Suffolk foursome

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    The Long Shop Museum at Leiston will be without its popular Aveling & Porter 4wWTG Sirapite this summer.

  • Mansfield marks 200 years of England’s longest-running commercial line

    Mansfield marks 200 years of England’s longest-running commercial line

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    An EXHIBITION celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Mansfield & Pinxton Railway – claimed to be England’s oldest continuously running commercial railway – is being staged in Mansfield until March 2, with the help of a £90,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant. More than 200 years ago, plans were mooted to link Mansfield to the expanding…

  • Historic Springwell incline brakeman’s cabin restored

    Historic Springwell incline brakeman’s cabin restored

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    THE restoration of the self-acting incline brakeman’s cabin at the top of the Bowes Railway’s Springwell incline, supported by Heritage Lottery funding, has been completed. It was the first incline on the 1826 Bowes system running between Springwell Yard and the bank foot at Wardley. It was a self acting (gravity) incline and depended on…

  • Lottery grant for GWR 2-8-0 heavy freight No. 2874

    Lottery grant for GWR 2-8-0 heavy freight No. 2874

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    The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £57,400 towards the restoration.

  • J21 restoration project makes January start for 2022 target

    J21 restoration project makes January start for 2022 target

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    NEARLY two years after announcing that it had secured Heritage Lottery Fund support to restore the now unique J21 0-6-0 No. 65033, its owners are finally beginning the work. Since receiving a £954,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant in March 2016, the Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust has been awaiting formal permission to start the restoration…

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