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Swanage Railway appoints project manager for Wareham extension

Swanage Railway appoints project manager for Wareham extension

22 April 2014

An experienced project manager – who also used to control trains running from Hampshire and Surrey into London's busy Waterloo station – has started work on helping the Swanage Railway deliver an historic trial train service to Wareham.

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West Coast trio for Mid-Norfolk gala

22 April 2014.

THREE of Britain’s main line steam locomotives will star in a Heritage Railway-sponsored gala on the Mid-Norfolk Railway from May 30-June 1.

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BR Sunday lunch trains revived by Steam Dreams

20 March 2014.

The Steam Dreams revival of BR’s Sunday Luncheon’s finally gets under way on Sunday, April 13 when rebuilt Bulleid Pacific 34046 West Country Braunton pulls out of London’s Paddington en route to Stratford-on-Avon much as Merchant Navy Pacific Clan Line did back in 1985 when David Ward ran the BR luncheons from Marylebone.

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Rail group to map out resilience strategy for Devon and Cornwall

20 March 2014.

A rail taskforce pulling together a dozen national and regional organisations has been established, marking the launch of a high-level study that aims to protect a key rail link between Devon and Cornwall against extreme weather.

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Covenantor roadshow arrives at York to build new P2

18 March 2014.

Hot on the heels of TV presenter James May having made the first part of new-build Gresley P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales in Darlington Locomotive Works on Thursday, February 20 – as exclusively reported in Heritage Railway issue 187 – a nationwide fundraising initiative kicked off in London at the Landmark Hotel on March 8.

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Talyllyn No. 1 celebrates its birthday

11 March 2014.

Next year the Talyllyn Railway is celebrating its 150th anniversary, but the celebrations are due to start this year on September 24 with a special event to mark locomotive No.1 Talyllyn’s 150th birthday.

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Seaton Tramway - service suspended after devastating storm

17 February 2014.

The culmination of high tides, gale force winds and heavy rain, witnessed over the past 10 days at Seaton, has now claimed another casualty.

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Blockbuster crowds attend Great Goodbye

17 February 2014.

Nearly 27,000 people visited the Locomotion museum at Shildon for the first two days of the Great Goodbye.

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Enjoy dinner and an evening photo session with all six A4s

13 February 2014.

Only a couple more days to book your last guaranteed chance to get close to the six A4s without the crowds – the Great Goodbye Gala Dinner at Locomotion; the National Railway Museum at Shildon on Friday, February 21.

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Say your last goodbyes in style!

11 February 2014.

A special charter will be run up the East Coast Main Line from King's Cross to Shildon for the Great Goodbye at the Locomotion museum on Sunday, February 23, the last day of the event.

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Issue Apr 10, 2014

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♦ West Coast giants Mid-Norfolk stunner
♦ Win G/WR festival tickets
♦ Gresley returns steam to Dawlish sea wall
♦ Gloucestershire Warwickshire: back from the brink
♦ Great Central bridge deck work begins

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