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  • ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

    ‘B1’ and ‘Caley’ tank add soul to Gloucs-Warks steam festival

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    CLOSE to 5,000 passengers travelled on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s trains during the three-day Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-17, sponsored by The RM. The successful event, which featured eight locomotives in steam, including three visitors, proved to be very profitable for the railway, attracting more visitors than in 2017, although not quite as…

  • ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

    ‘King’ and ‘A4’ to head 15-engine North Yorkshire Autumn Steam Gala

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    Didcot’s GWR ‘King’ No. 6023 King Edward II will break new ground for the class this autumn when it takes a starring role in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) September 27-29 Autumn Steam Gala alongside ‘A4’ Union of South Africa. The visit will mark the BR blue Collett 4-6-0’s first foray north of the Midlands…

  • Back from  the brink

    Back from the brink

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    The West Somerset Railway (WSR) held a frank and honest briefing for members and shareholders on March 2, at which it laid out the problems it faces, and discussed the ways in which the WSR hopes to overcome them. Gary Boyd-Hope reports. YOU could be forgiven for thinking the title of this article is a…

  • Blue ‘King’ confirmed for Cotswold Festival of Steam

    Blue ‘King’ confirmed for Cotswold Festival of Steam

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    THE Great Western Society’s Collett 4-6-0 King Edward II will return to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway later this spring to take part in the line’s Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-27.  It will be the second visit by Didcot-based No. 6023 to the ‘Gloucs-Warks’ in as many years, having starred at the same event last…

  • April launch date for Didcot’s ‘Saint’ No. 2999

    April launch date for Didcot’s ‘Saint’ No. 2999

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    RE-CREATED GWR ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend will be officially launched at Didcot Railway Centre during a celebratory three-day event on April 5-7. The Churchward 4-6-0 has taken the Great Western Society (GWS) more than 14 years to complete. No. 2999 made its public debut in unlined black last November, but the April weekend will provide…

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