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  • Dinmore Manor makes it a Western 4-6-0 pair for Battlefield Line’s October gala

    Dinmore Manor makes it a Western 4-6-0 pair for Battlefield Line’s October gala

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    LEICESTERSHIRE’S Battlefield Line has further cemented its reputation as an unofficial GWR outpost by securing a return visit from No. 7820 Dinmore Manor for its 50th anniversary gala on October 18-20. The ‘Manor’ becomes the second Western 4-6-0 confirmed for the event, joining ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6989 Wightwick Hall on its first post-restoration visit away…

  • Churnet Valley’s ‘S160’ steps in to cover Dartmouth steam shortage

    Churnet Valley’s ‘S160’ steps in to cover Dartmouth steam shortage

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    CHURNET Valley Railway-based ‘S160’ No. 6046 has followed in the tracks of its Batt Holden Ltd stablemate No. 5197 by going on hire to the Dartmouth Steam Railway in May.  The 2-8-0, seen here at Waterside with the 14.15 service from Paignton to Kingswear on May 30, was brought in to cover a shortage of power following…

  • Type 4s deputise after Torbay steam failures

    Type 4s deputise after Torbay steam failures

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    Steam Dreams’ ‘Cathedral Express’ trip from Slough to Kingswear was powered by two West Coast Railways Class 47s on May 4 after the booked steam locomotives suffered failures.  The original plan was for a WCRC ‘47’ to work the train as far as Taunton, where David Buck’s ‘B1’ No. 61306 Mayflower would take over for the…

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