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Severn Valley launches £5m Bridgnorth upgrade bid

Severn Valley launches £5m Bridgnorth upgrade bid

7 April 2016

THE Severn Valley Railway has launched a £5million bid to upgrade Bridgnorth station. 

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West Coast back in business

7 April 2016.

FIVE weeks after being stopped from running any services, West Coast Railways has been told by the Office of Rail & Road that the probation notice imposed on the Carnforth-based operator has been lifted. 

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Lottery grant to elevate Barrow Hill to national stage

Lottery grant to elevate Barrow Hill to national stage

7 April 2016.

BARROW Hill Roundhouse is in the money big time – to the tune of £1,170,600. 

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P2 builder appeals for £200K to wheel chassis

P2 builder appeals for £200K to wheel chassis

7 April 2016.

THE A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has launched a £200,000 appeal launched to wheel new Gresley P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales by the autumn. 

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Standard tank marooned on a motorway

Standard tank marooned on a motorway

7 April 2016.

BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80072 found itself at the centre of a ‘derailment’ – on a motorway! 

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Lottery gives £3 million for lost railways of North Yorkshire Moors

Lottery gives £3 million for lost railways of North Yorkshire Moors

7 April 2016.

RELICS of forgotten railways on the North Yorkshire Moors are to be preserved as a result of a £3 million Heritage Lottery Fund. 

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Trains call again at Witton-le-Wear after 63 years

Trains call again at Witton-le-Wear after 63 years

7 April 2016.

ON Easter Sunday, Witton-le-Wear station on the Weardale Railway saw its first passenger services since 1953. 

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'Modern traction' rescues stranded Wight passengers

'Modern traction' rescues stranded Wight passengers

7 April 2016.

STEAM came to the rescue after an electric train on the Isle of Wight’s Island Line broke down. 

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'Missing link' NER autocar makes first runs on Great Central Railway

'Missing link' NER autocar makes first runs on Great Central Railway

7 April 2016.

HISTORY has been made on the Great Central Railway with the first test runs of pioneering NER autocar No. 3170 in preservation. 

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When BR thought Flying Scotsman was no more than scrap metal

When BR thought Flying Scotsman was no more than scrap metal

7 April 2016.

Despite its global acclaim and status as one of the world’s most famous and much-loved steam locomotives, in 1963 British Railways thought the then newly withdrawn No. 60103 Flying Scotsman was of no higher merit than scrap metal, a typist’s chair or even a pair of trousers. 

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Current Issue: May 5, 2016

Issue May 5, 2016

Flying Scotsman to revisit East Lancashire Railway in October
Too famous to run?
Trespass fears halt 'Scotsman' King's Cross departure
'Great Britain IX' sets off
Crystal Palace steam football special
Broadway appeal flying start

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