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  • West Coast launches regular Stratford steam

    West Coast launches regular Stratford steam

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    Stratford-upon-Avon will gain its second regular steam operation later this month when West Coast Railways launches its ‘Merchant of Avon’ trains on July 28.  Five summer Sunday trains are planned initially, starting from Burton-on-Trent and calling at Tamworth, Coleshill Parkway, Henley-in-Arden, Tyseley, Dorridge and Stratford on July 28, August 11/25 and September 8/22.  During its…

  • Clun Castle to perform for Ironbridge branch farewell

    Clun Castle to perform for Ironbridge branch farewell

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    Two more opportunities to ride behind Tyseley’s restored No. 7029 Clun Castle on June 9.

  • Bahamas booked for Tyseley Open Weekend in June

    Bahamas booked for Tyseley Open Weekend in June

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    In conjunction with its Tyseley Open Days, Vintage Trains is running four return trains per day between Birmingham Moor Street and Dorridge.

  • Sentry at the Gate: How the North Warwickshire Line avoided closure

    Sentry at the Gate: How the North Warwickshire Line avoided closure

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    Fifty years ago this month, the Court of Appeal imposed an injunction on the British Railways Board which prevented them from withdrawing passenger services between Tyseley and Stratford-upon-Avon. Fraser Pithie tells the fascinating tale of how the actions of several campaigners thwarted BR’s closure ‘by stealth’ bid in 1969.  THREE years after the publication of…

  • Bahamas makes a triumphant return

    Bahamas makes a triumphant return

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    February 9 and 16 were landmark days for the Bahamas Locomotive Society.

  • Severn Valley wagons on a roll!

    Severn Valley wagons on a roll!

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    THE Severn Valley Railway’s demonstration freight train is set to be boosted by the addition of two restored wagons in the coming weeks, thanks to the efforts of the line’s Bewdley-based Wagon Department. SECR five-plank open goods wagon No. 12522 is on the home straight – only awaiting the application of lettering before it returns…

  • Clun Castle returns to main line after 31-year hiatus

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    Tyseley’s flagship Collett 4-6-0 No. 7029 Clun Castle made a triumphant return to the main line last month. This was its first venture onto the national network since 1988, following an extensive overhaul at Tyseley Locomotive Works. The 1950-built ‘Castle’ ran a series of light engine test runs to ease it through speeds of 15,…

  • County of Montgomery group aiming for £40,000 with driving wheels appeal

    County of Montgomery group aiming for £40,000 with driving wheels appeal

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    THE Churchward County Trust (CCT) is hoping to build on the success of its first year by launching a new ‘Forty 4-4-0s Club’ to raise the £40,000 required to cast the four coupled wheels for new-build GWR 4-4-0 No. 3840 County of Montgomery.  All the platework required to assemble the main frames is cut and ready…

  • Another U-turn as WSR plc sells 4110 to Dartmouth line

    Another U-turn as WSR plc sells 4110 to Dartmouth line

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    THE saga surrounding the sale of West Somerset Railway (WSR)-based GWR 2-6-2T No. 4110 took another unexpected turn on February 3 when it was revealed the unrestored Large Prairie had been sold to the Dartmouth Steam Railway (DSR) at Paignton. The surprise announcement came just three weeks after the loco’s owner – West Somerset Railway…

  • Bahamas: just the ticket!

    Bahamas: just the ticket!

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    BACK in January the dates for the main line proving runs for newly-outshopped Jubilee 4-6-0 No.45596 Bahamas were continually pegged back, mainly it was understood, due to TPWS problems. At least six trips were pencilled in from January 15 – a Tyseley to Stratford-upon-Avon trip for starters, followed by a run around the Tyseley circuit…

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