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  • Blue Class 20s bring back ‘Skeggy’ holiday memories

    Blue Class 20s bring back ‘Skeggy’ holiday memories

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    Happy memories of Class 20s on summer-dated holiday trains to Skegness were rekindled on May 27 when Pathfinder Tours took a pair of blue EE Type 1s back to the Lincolnshire coast.  Harry Needle Railroad Co Nos. 20096 and 20107, usually hired to GB Railfreight for London Underground ‘S’ stock movements, took charge of the…

  • GB Railfreight ‘50s’ heading for the Settle & Carlisle

    GB Railfreight ‘50s’ heading for the Settle & Carlisle

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    This follows the success of their recent outing to Cornwall.

  • West Coast takes on ‘Torbay’ and Tornado main line work

    West Coast takes on ‘Torbay’ and Tornado main line work

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    West Coast Railway Company has won more high-profile work after DB Cargo decided to reduce its main line steam activities.

  • Class 50s unveiled in GB Railfreight livery

    Class 50s unveiled in GB Railfreight livery

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    THE close and growing relationship between the Class 50 Alliance and GB Railfreight has been underlined with the repainting of two of the former’s locomotives in GB colours as part of an on-going hire agreement. No. 50007 Hercules and 50049 Defiance were unveiled on March 20 at Eastleigh Works after the repaint by Arlington Fleet Services.…

  • Pathfinder announces triple dose of Tornado trips

    Pathfinder announces triple dose of Tornado trips

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    A TRIO of Bristol-based trains hauled by Peppercorn ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado has been announced by Pathfinder Tours. The new-build ‘Pacific’ has added the tours to its itinerary as it gets set for a return to the main line on February 9’s ‘North Briton’ from Leicester to Carlisle. ‘The Summer Cornishman’ on June 23 is a…

  • Pathfinder returning English Electric classics to old haunts

    Pathfinder returning English Electric classics to old haunts

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    FANS of English Electric traction will have the opportunity to relive past glories over the coming months with Pathfinder Tours. March 23 sees Class 50s return to the West of England to mark 25 years since their final run under British Rail. The ’50 Terminator-Phoenixed’ is an epic day out, starting from London Paddington at…

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