No. 7820 Dinmore Manor

  • Something ‘Wightwick’ this way comes as Bosworth line celebrates 50 golden years

    Something ‘Wightwick’ this way comes as Bosworth line celebrates 50 golden years

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    “OVERWHELMED” and “speechless” were just two of the words used by Battlefield Line director Adrian Lock to describe the success of the Leicestershire line’s 50th anniversary gala on October 18-20. The Shackerstone Railway Society had wanted to mark its five decades of operations at Shackerstone with something special, and this it achieved by securing ‘Modified…

  • Pitchford Hall creates Collett preservation ‘first’ after overhaul brings new livery

    Pitchford Hall creates Collett preservation ‘first’ after overhaul brings new livery

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    Epping Ongar Railway-based GWR ‘Hall’ No. 4953 Pitchford Hall is back in steam after overhaul, and carrying a livery never before seen on one of the Collett 4-6-0s in the preservation era.

  • 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…

  • Dinmore Manor returns to Kingswear

    Dinmore Manor returns to Kingswear

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    GLOUCESTERSHIRE Warwickshire Railway-based ‘Manor’ No. 7820 Dinmore Manor is back in traffic at the Dartmouth Steam Railway at the start of a season-long hire.  The Collett 4-6-0 is due to stay in South Devon until September, and is seen here passing Waterside Caravan Park with the 14.25 Paignton Queens Park-Kingswear on July 6.  The Dinmore Manor…

  • ‘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…

  • 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…

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