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  • ‘Hall’ meets ‘Saint’ in Didcot photography event

    ‘Hall’ meets ‘Saint’ in Didcot photography event

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    IT WAS a case of ‘before and after’ at Didcot Railway Centre on August 17 when newly completed Churchward ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend came face to face with Collett ‘Hall’ No. 5900 Hinderton Hall.  The meeting of the two 4-6-0s was significant: Collett’s ‘Halls’ were a direct derivative of the ‘Saints’ after No. 2925 Saint Martin…

  • ‘Foremarke’ joins ‘Saint’ at Didcot mini-gala

    ‘Foremarke’ joins ‘Saint’ at Didcot mini-gala

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    HAWKSWORTH ‘Modified Hall’ No. 7903 Foremarke Hall will make a rare visit away from its Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway home on June 7-9 in order to appear alongside ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend at Didcot Railway Centre’s Hall & Saint Gala.  The two locomotives, which represent both ends of GWR 4-6-0 development, will be in steam together…

  • April launch date for Didcot’s ‘Saint’ No. 2999

    April launch date for Didcot’s ‘Saint’ No. 2999

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    RE-CREATED GWR ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend will be officially launched at Didcot Railway Centre during a celebratory three-day event on April 5-7. The Churchward 4-6-0 has taken the Great Western Society (GWS) more than 14 years to complete. No. 2999 made its public debut in unlined black last November, but the April weekend will provide…

  • Two weeks on and the tills ring at Stoneleigh

    Two weeks on and the tills ring at Stoneleigh

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    Just two weeks after GW Railwayana achieved a world record £64,500 for a nameplate from LNER No. 60103 Flying Scotsman, as reported in last month’s issue, the tills were also ringing at Great Central’s December 1 sale at Stoneleigh Park, with the top five realisations achieving a combined £142,200 before the addition of buyer’s premium.…

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