Manning Wardle

  • A Phoenix from the Ashes

    A Phoenix from the Ashes

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    If ever a place deserved to rise from the ashes, then it is Sierra Leone’s National Railway Museum (SLNRM). Nicola Fox tells the fascinating history of a museum, whose locomotives were less than a week from being scrapped, plus its on-going British connections. On the western coast of Africa lies a small country with a…

  • Sir Berkeley to return to original contractor’s livery

    Sir Berkeley to return to original contractor’s livery

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    THE Middleton Railway is working with the Vintage Carriages Trust to restore 1890-built Manning Wardle contractor’s 0-6-0ST Sir Berkeley to its original Logan & Hemingway livery. The locomotive, works number No. 1210, which was used in the construction of the Great Central Railway’s London Extension and worked on the building of Nottingham Victoria station, was…

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