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What Steve Davies did next

What Steve Davies did next

7 July 2015

 STEVE Davies, the former director of the National Railway Museum, is famous in railway preservation circles worldwide for dreaming up and delivering one of the most ambitious and successful heritage era projects of all – the gathering of all six remaining members of Sir Nigel Gresley’s A4 class Pacific locomotives to mark the 75th anniversary of Mallard setting the world speed record for steam traction in 1938. 

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 HERITAGE RAILWAY SUPPORTS SIGNALBOX REBUILD

HERITAGE RAILWAY SUPPORTS SIGNALBOX REBUILD

7 July 2015.

BACKING for a ground-breaking scheme to rebuild a historic signalbox yards from where it was taken down by Network Rail are being supported by Heritage Railway.The St James Deeping Signal Box Group in south Lincolnshire is inviting readers to buy a brick for £10 to help rebuild the 1876-built ’box at the level crossing in Station Road, Deeping St James.

 

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BREAKING NEWS: West Coast back in business

8 May 2015.

West Coast Railways’ ‘Jacobite’ season was given the green light to start as planned on Monday, May 11, after Network Rail reinstated the Carnforth operator’s track access agreement as of midnight on Friday, May 8. 

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WEST COAST RAILWAYS SUSPENDED BY NETWORK RAIL

WEST COAST RAILWAYS SUSPENDED BY NETWORK RAIL

2 April 2015.

West Coast Railways was at 1pm today served with a notice by Network Rail suspending the company’s track access.
 
The notice – which means a temporary ban on all West Coast services running on the national network – follows an incident in which Bulleid Battle of Britain Pacific No. 34067 Tangmere passed a red signal at Wootton Bassett with the return leg of a Southend-Bristol charter on Saturday, March 7.

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Rail Minister rides first train after commissioning of new signalling scheme

Rail Minister rides first train after commissioning of new signalling scheme

6 February 2015.

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has made history after riding on the first train to be run under a newly commissioned £3.2 million signalling system that will enable a trial passenger train service between Wareham, Corfe Castle and Swanage.

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Vale of Rheidol scoops £288k Government grant

Vale of Rheidol scoops £288k Government grant

6 February 2015.

The Vale of Rheidol has been awarded £288,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund 1 to develop heritage skills in a project called 'Our past is their future'.

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Bala launches £3 million town centre push

Bala launches £3 million town centre push

26 January 2015.

PRESERVATION powerhouse Julian Birley has launched a £3 million project to give the Bala Lake Railway a town centre presence after more than four decades.

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Swanage Railway breaks passenger records

Swanage Railway breaks passenger records

8 January 2015.

Swanage Railway volunteers and staff are celebrating after the line carried a record-breaking 216,267 passengers during 2014 – more than the combined populations of Bournemouth, Wimborne and Bridport.

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Find out how the railways helped win the Second World War

Find out how the railways helped win the Second World War

29 December 2014.

at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon
Saturday and Sunday, January 10-11.

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