Southern Railway

  • From the archive: New Southern Railway Suburban Line

    From the archive: New Southern Railway Suburban Line

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    Reprinted from the July 1938 issue of The Railway Magazine: On Sunday, May 29, the first section of a new line between Motspur Park and Leatherhead on the Southern Railway was opened to traffic.

  • 100 years of the Southern Railway

    100 years of the Southern Railway

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    Join the Isle of Wight Steam Railway the weekend 23rd – 25th June for a special gala weekend to celebrate 100 years of the Southern Railway.

  • More rail workers to be balloted for strikes

    More rail workers to be balloted for strikes

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    More rail workers will be balloted for strikes amid increasing industrial unrest across the country.

  • Step towards No. 563 returning to steam

    Step towards No. 563 returning to steam

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    A unique Victorian steam locomotive has been re-wheeled in “a hugely significant milestone” towards restoring the historic engine to full working order and returning it to steam for the first time since 1948.

  • Cheltenham ‘resplendent’ in BR lined green at Mid-Hants Railway

    Cheltenham ‘resplendent’ in BR lined green at Mid-Hants Railway

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    ‘SCHOOLS’ class 4-4-0 Cheltenham has emerged from the Mid-Hants Railway’s (MHR) Ropley workshops as No. 30925, resplendent in British Railways’ lined green. The repaint of the National Railway Museum locomotive was completed by Heritage Painting with assistance from MHR volunteers, transforming it from Southern Railway malachite green into the guise the loco carried during its final…

  • Urie 4-6-0 is the newest addition to Mid-Hants operating fleet

    Urie 4-6-0 is the newest addition to Mid-Hants operating fleet

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    THE Urie Locomotive Society’s (ULS) newly overhauled ‘S15’ 4-6-0 No. 506 became the newest addition to the Mid-Hants Railway’s operating fleet when it was formally handed over to the line’s operating department on June 2.  The Eastleigh-built 4-6-0 last ran in 2001, and made its triumphant return to service resplendent in Southern unlined black with…

  • Mid-Hants ‘S15’ ready for comeback after almost two decades on the sidelines

    Mid-Hants ‘S15’ ready for comeback after almost two decades on the sidelines

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    URIE Locomotive Society-owned ‘S15’ No. 506 has steamed at the Mid-Hants Railway ahead of an imminent return to service.  The Eastleigh-built 4-6-0 last ran in 2001, and since then has received extensive boiler repairs along with a comprehensive bottom-end overhaul.  This work has included the removal and replacement of the front bufferbeam, and attention to corroded…

  • Isle of Wight-style bunker for KESR ‘Terrier’ No. 2678

    Isle of Wight-style bunker for KESR ‘Terrier’ No. 2678

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    Kent & East Sussex Railway-based ‘A1X’ 0-6-0T No. 32678 will receive the larger Isle-of Wight-type bunker.

  • Watercress Line Urie S15 No. 506 relaunched into traffic!

    Watercress Line Urie S15 No. 506 relaunched into traffic!

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    There were scenes of elation at the Mid-Hants Railway’s Alresford station on Sunday, June 2, when the Urie Locomotive Society (ULS) relaunched one of its two Urie S15s, No. 506, following an 18-year overhaul.

  • What’s in the Shops: Eight beats to the bar!

    What’s in the Shops: Eight beats to the bar!

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    Nigel Burkin reviews a completely new OO-gauge model of the Southern Railway’s four-cylinder ‘Lord Nelson’ express passenger 4-6-0s that has now arrived in the shops from Hornby  Reputed to be a difficult class of locomotive to fire, the Southern Railway’s Maunsell-designed ‘Lord Nelson’ (LN) 4-6-0s were constructed to haul the heavier cross-Channel passenger trains between…

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