Heritage Painting

  • Cheltenham ‘resplendent’ in BR lined green at Mid-Hants Railway

    Cheltenham ‘resplendent’ in BR lined green at Mid-Hants Railway

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    ‘SCHOOLS’ class 4-4-0 Cheltenham has emerged from the Mid-Hants Railway’s (MHR) Ropley workshops as No. 30925, resplendent in British Railways’ lined green. The repaint of the National Railway Museum locomotive was completed by Heritage Painting with assistance from MHR volunteers, transforming it from Southern Railway malachite green into the guise the loco carried during its final…

  • 80151 return delayed at Bluebell Railway

    80151 return delayed at Bluebell Railway

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    RIDDLES ‘4MT’ 2-6-4T No. 80151 is back in operation following overhaul at the Bluebell Railway.  The Brighton-built loco has not worked since withdrawal for overhaul in May 2012, and over the past four years has received an extensive overhaul and boiler repairs to the tune of almost £360,000. Nearly half of this was contributed by…

  • Adams ‘Radial’ delights at Bluebell branch weekend

    Adams ‘Radial’ delights at Bluebell branch weekend

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    IT may have been largely on static display only, but the Bluebell Railway’s newly repainted Adams ‘Radial’ 4-4-2T No. 30583 still managed to steal the show at the railway’s Branch Line Weekend on March 15-17. The former Lyme Regis branch loco has been restored back to its BR lined black guise by the team from…

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