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  • Dartmoor Railway’s English Electric weekend

    Dartmoor Railway’s English Electric weekend

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    THE Dartmoor Railway held an English Electric weekend on June 8-9.  In use were Class 31 No. 31452 with a five-coach set of stock, ‘Berkshire’ DEMU set No. 1132 (Nos. S60150+S60831), and Class 08 No. D4167.  The plan was to run two trains on the Saturday, one from Okehampton towards the Colford boundary with Network Rail, and the other…

  • Lavender Line marks 50th anniversary of last train with ‘Thumper’ duet

    Lavender Line marks 50th anniversary of last train with ‘Thumper’ duet

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    THE Lavender Line has held a special event to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the LBSCR Lewes to Uckfield line on which it is built. The line’s two ‘Thumper’ DEMUs, Nos. 1118 and 1133, ran services invoking the memory of the last train on February 23, 1969, which comprised sister set No.…

  • Two ‘Thumper’ tours planned

    Two ‘Thumper’ tours planned

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    Hastings Diesels, which operates St Leonards depot-based ‘Thumper’ Unit No. 1001, has announced it is progressing plans for two day trips in the coming months. However, the group stressed the tours are currently only outline plans and may unavoidably be subject to change or cancellation. The first is hoped to operate on Saturday, April 6…

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