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  • 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…

  • RPSI cuts frames for new-build LMS-NCC ‘W’ class Mogul

    RPSI cuts frames for new-build LMS-NCC ‘W’ class Mogul

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    THE first steps in the re-creation of one of H P Stewart’s LMS-NCC ‘W’ class 2-6-0 have been taken by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) with the cutting of the locomotive’s 33ft-long main frame plates. The machined plates were delivered to Whitehead on August 29 from Cooke Bros Engineering of Newtownards, having been…

  • BR Mogul and City of Wells confirmed for Severn Valley autumn event

    BR Mogul and City of Wells confirmed for Severn Valley autumn event

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    RIDDLES and Ivatt ‘4MT’ 2-6-0s will be open for comparison at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) later this month when resident ‘Flying Pig’ No. 43016 is joined by the Mid-Hants Railway’s BR No. 76017 at the September 19-22 Autumn Steam Gala. No. 76017 is the first ‘Standard 4’ Mogul to visit the SVR since classmate…

  • Barrow Hill completes purchase of Midland ‘Half Cab’ No. 41708

    Barrow Hill completes purchase of Midland ‘Half Cab’ No. 41708

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    FORMER Midland Railway ‘1F’ 0-6-0T No. 41708 will be returned to full working order for the first time since 2003 following its acquisition by the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society (BHESS). The purchase of the 1880-built ‘Half Cab’ for an undisclosed sum from the 1708 Locomotive Preservation Trust officially reunites the loco with the shed it…

  • A second engine offered to Ivatt LMS 10000 project

    A second engine offered to Ivatt LMS 10000 project

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    THE Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society, which  is aiming to construct a replica of LMS diesel-electric No. 10000, has a chance to acquire another engine of the correct type.  A 16SVT power unit was acquired in 2012 – No. IH1861 – and now the RAF, which bought these engines from English Electric in 1947 for use as reserve…

  • Humphrey Platts, the railway photographer

    Humphrey Platts, the railway photographer

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    Nick Pigott meets Humphrey Platts, who began photographing trains just after the Second World War, capturing a fascinating transitional period on the railways.

  • LMS Patriot – new contractor selected to complete The Unknown Warrior

    LMS Patriot – new contractor selected to complete The Unknown Warrior

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    The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust will complete the construction of new-build No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior at its Butterley base.

  • ‘Lizzie’ back on main line after repairs at Carnforth

    ‘Lizzie’ back on main line after repairs at Carnforth

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    STANIER Pacific No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth made its main line charter comeback on April 30 with a West Coast Railways ‘Dalesman’ outing over the Settle to Carlisle (S&C) line .  Out of action since November 2016, the LMS 4-6-2 made two test runs from Carnforth to Hellifield on March 14 and 28, the latter being…

  • ‘K1’ joins Stanier pair for ‘Jacobite’ summer season

    ‘K1’ joins Stanier pair for ‘Jacobite’ summer season

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    APRIL 19 saw the start of the 2019 operating season for West Coast Railways’ ‘Jacobite’ trains.  Two of Ian Riley’s Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0s moved north from Carnforth to Fort William on April 16, with No. 45407 having the honour of hauling the first train three days later.  No. 45212 is the other ex-LMS 4-6-0 allocated…

  • ‘Lizzie’ returns to main line following Carnforth boiler repairs

    ‘Lizzie’ returns to main line following Carnforth boiler repairs

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    Stanier ‘Princess Royal’ Pacific No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth is back and ready for a return to main line duties.

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