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BR Sunday lunch trains revived by Steam Dreams

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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Only we can run trains on the line - West Somerset Railway

11 February 2014.

One of the two bidders for the freehold of West Somerset Railway, has issued a statement saying that only it has the statutory powers to run trains over the line.

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New steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales passes first major construction milestone

10 February 2014.

The project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive, No. 2007 Prince of Wales, is delighted to announce that the first major milestone in the building of the locomotive, the procurement of the engine’s frames, is now confirmed with an order placed with Tata Steel, a significant partner in the project.

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