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  • Roving Repton on autumn gala circuit

    Roving Repton on autumn gala circuit

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    The North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s (NYMR) Southern ‘Schools’ 4-4-0 No. 926 Repton took part in no fewer than three autumn steam galas during September and October, visiting the North West and the East Midlands in the process. The first event for the Maunsell ‘V’ class was the NYMR’s own 15-engine spectacular on September 27-29 (see p74-75),…

  • Mogul and ‘Wells’ join the ‘Q’ at Severn Valley autumn spectacular

    Mogul and ‘Wells’ join the ‘Q’ at Severn Valley autumn spectacular

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    A DISTINCT Southern Region atmosphere surrounded the Severn Valley Railway’s (SVR) Autumn Steam Gala on September 19-22, with five of the participating locomotives having a BR(S) pedigree. East Lancashire Railway Bulleid ‘West County’ No. 34092 City of Wells was surprisingly making its first visit to SVR metals. The air-smoothed Pacific proved to be a popular draw,…

  • City of Wells sold to East Lancashire Railway after £320k fundraising success

    City of Wells sold to East Lancashire Railway after £320k fundraising success

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    Brighton-built ‘West Country’ Light Pacific No. 34092 City of Wells can officially call the East Lancashire Railway its permanent home.

  • Layouts we love: ‘O’, what an amazing sight!

    Layouts we love: ‘O’, what an amazing sight!

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    If you want to watch something truly incredible, make yourself comfortable, open the video link at the end of this feature.

  • 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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