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  • Painstaking restoration for Wickham trolley at Midsomer Norton

    Painstaking restoration for Wickham trolley at Midsomer Norton

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    A TYPE 27A MkIII gangers’ trolley (Wickham 7504) has had a thorough restoration at the Somerset & Dorset Railway, Midsomer Norton.  When acquired it had been robbed of parts for the restoration of sister Wickham 7505 (Nos. PWM4302 and TR19) at Norden on the Swanage Railway. The Midsomer Norton vehicle has had to have many parts…

  • ‘Caley’ tank ups and downs: It’s a success in Swanage but fails at North Norfolk

    ‘Caley’ tank ups and downs: It’s a success in Swanage but fails at North Norfolk

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    CALEDONIAN Railway 0-4-4T No. 419 suffered mixed fortunes during late-March/early-April, having proved a big hit at the Swanage Railway’s March 29-31 Spring Steam Up, but missing out on much of the North Norfolk Railway’s gala the following weekend. The Swanage event coincided with the visit of ‘A3’ No. 60103 Flying Scotsman, and also featured Great…

  • YOUR GALLERY | FLYING SCOTSMAN

    YOUR GALLERY | FLYING SCOTSMAN

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    Captured above is a Ex LNER Pacific No. 60103 Flying Scotsman passing Woodyhyde on the Swanage Railway

  • Noel’s steam loco lined up for Westonzoyland

    Noel’s steam loco lined up for Westonzoyland

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    THE 2ft-gauge line being developed at Westonzoyland pumping station will shortly have a resident steam loco. Noel Donnelly has donated the 0-4-0VBT, which he built (RM July 2018), to Westonzoyland Engine Trust. It will receive a boiler inspection and then be moved soon to Somerset from its current location at Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum,…

  • Your Gallery | U Class Mogul No. 31806

    Your Gallery | U Class Mogul No. 31806

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    Frank Thurlby sent in this cracking picture at Norden!

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