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  • Four centuries on… Mayflower to honour the Mayflower

    Four centuries on… Mayflower to honour the Mayflower

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    DAVID Buck’s Thompson ‘B1’ 4-6-0 No. 61306 Mayflower will pay homage to the ship of the same name next September when it heads a commemorative railtour from London to Plymouth and Penzance to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers to the Americas. Steam Dreams’ ‘Mayflower 400’ will leave London Paddington at…

  • Big Pacifics dominate RTC autumn/winter tours

    Big Pacifics dominate RTC autumn/winter tours

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    THE Railway Touring Company’s regular summer operations are over for another year, but there is a tempting selection of railtours for the autumn and winter months.  October 12 sees one of its regular ‘Cumbrian Mountain Express’ trips from Euston to Carlisle, utilising electric No. 86259 Les Ross as far as Carnforth, where one of the West…

  • Stoneblower derailment causes chaos at Victoria

    Stoneblower derailment causes chaos at Victoria

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    GATWICK Express and Southern services suffered severe disruption on July 9 after a Network Rail stoneblower derailed at London Victoria.  The vehicles had been engaged in overnight track maintenance in the station throat when one of the three sections became derailed on pointwork at around 03.00.  GEX services were suspended and Southern operated an emergency…

  • London Victoria derailment hits Gatwick Express trains

    London Victoria derailment hits Gatwick Express trains

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    Passengers travelling to the UK’s second busiest railway station are suffering severe disruption after an engineering train came off the tracks.

  • Steam Dreams to run an extra 56 London trains this summer

    Steam Dreams to run an extra 56 London trains this summer

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    The tour promoter has planned four trains every Tuesday out of Waterloo for a 14-week period ending on Tuesday, September 3.

  • What’s in the Shops: Eight beats to the bar!

    What’s in the Shops: Eight beats to the bar!

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    Nigel Burkin reviews a completely new OO-gauge model of the Southern Railway’s four-cylinder ‘Lord Nelson’ express passenger 4-6-0s that has now arrived in the shops from Hornby  Reputed to be a difficult class of locomotive to fire, the Southern Railway’s Maunsell-designed ‘Lord Nelson’ (LN) 4-6-0s were constructed to haul the heavier cross-Channel passenger trains between…

  • NR hails success of £148million festive engineering programme

    NR hails success of £148million festive engineering programme

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    MORE than 330 engineering projects took place across Britain over the Christmas and New Year holidays in a £148million programme delivered by 25,000 Network Rail staff and contractors. Projects ranged from major blockades running right through the holiday period to smaller interventions designed to repair or upgrade the railway at important locations. Among the larger…

  • Mayflower: March target

    Mayflower: March target

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    By Cedric Johns THOUGHTS of B1 4-6-0 No. 61306 Mayflower returning south for Steam Dreams’ duties in December were dashed following its second main line (loaded) proving run around the West Coast Railways circuit on December 6. The 4-6-0 is still at Carnforth receiving mechanical adjustments to problems thrown up during the locomotive’s second run.…

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