Kenny Felstead

  • Llangollen heavy freight 2-8-0 sold – but will remain in Wales for now

    Llangollen heavy freight 2-8-0 sold – but will remain in Wales for now

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    COLLETT ‘2884’ 2-8-0 No. 3802 has been sold by the Llangollen Railway-based Great Western 3802 Ltd, with a return to steam expected before the end of the year. The locomotive’s new owners are Nick Gilbert, owner of ‘Hall’ 4-6-0 No. 5967 Bickmarsh Hall, and Steve Andrews, who have bought it through their operating company 3802…

  • Happy campers as Royal Scot returns to Skegness – in steam!

    Happy campers as Royal Scot returns to Skegness – in steam!

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    LMS 4-6-0 No. 46100 Royal Scot, which owes its survival in 1962 to holiday camp magnate Sir Billy Butlin, is returning to the East Coast resort of Skegness next autumn after a 48-year absence – and for the first time in steam. The engine is making a special railtour visit on September 26, close to the…

  • ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

    ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

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    THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) pulled off what might be regarded as one of the biggest steam galas of the 2000s on September 27-29, which not only featured a hugely impressive locomotive line-up, but also illustrated how far the line’s motive power department has come in a relatively short timeframe. It was only in…

  • Something ‘Wightwick’ this way comes as Bosworth line celebrates 50 golden years

    Something ‘Wightwick’ this way comes as Bosworth line celebrates 50 golden years

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    “OVERWHELMED” and “speechless” were just two of the words used by Battlefield Line director Adrian Lock to describe the success of the Leicestershire line’s 50th anniversary gala on October 18-20. The Shackerstone Railway Society had wanted to mark its five decades of operations at Shackerstone with something special, and this it achieved by securing ‘Modified…

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