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New South Wales main line steam Quadrophenia!

New South Wales main line steam Quadrophenia!

1 July 2016

The Hunter Valley Railway Trust is a railway museum in North Rothbury, New South Wales which holds an annual steamfest event which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year over the weekend of April 9-10.  

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Lottery grant will return Jurassic to steam

Lottery grant will return Jurassic to steam

1 July 2016.

FORMER Southam cement works Peckett 0-6-0ST No. 1008 of 1903 Jurassic is to be returned to steam thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

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Green light for Helston at third time of asking

Green light for Helston at third time of asking

1 July 2016.

DESPITE being twice refused planning permission, the Helston Railway has now been given the green light to build a new station at Prospidnick Halt. 

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£1m government grant aid bonus for heritage lines!

£1m government grant aid bonus for heritage lines!

1 July 2016.

IN one of the biggest displays of government financial support for rail-related tourism, heritage railways have shared a £1 million grant aid pot following a ‘Dragons Den’-style competition. 

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The new narrow gauge record!

The new narrow gauge record!

1 July 2016.

THE Leighton Buzzard Railway has set a new record for the greatest number of narrow gauge locomotives on a train.  

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The first 10-coupled engine on a GER suburban line since the 'Decapod' in 1913

The first 10-coupled engine on a GER suburban line since the 'Decapod' in 1913

1 July 2016.

The record-breaking Epping & Ongar Railway June steam gala saw four engines in steam, operating a two-train service. 

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Steam, nameplates, and memories as collectors gather at Sir William's home

Steam, nameplates, and memories as collectors gather at Sir William's home

1 July 2016.

AGAINST a backdrop of a working steam loco, a large crowd, and a day when the rain mercifully kept away, railwayana collectors from far and wide attended a special one-off auction on June 19 in the rural setting of Sir William McAlpine’s estate at Fawley Hill near Henley-on-Thames. 

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Flying Scotsman on tour

Flying Scotsman on tour

1 July 2016.

The legendary and perhaps too popular LNER A3 Pacific No. 60103 Flying Scotsman is now in its most intensive period of use since its return to steam at the end of last year, hauling sell-out main line railtours and still drawing huge crowds to the lineside wherever it goes. 

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'Lizzie' fails to make Derby railtour debut

'Lizzie' fails to make Derby railtour debut

1 July 2016.

Stanier 4-6-2 No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth suffered mixed fortunes during June 14-18 when having passed its main line tests, the 4-6-2 failed on its way to Derby. 

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Helicopter snaps Scotsman trespassers on camera

Helicopter snaps Scotsman trespassers on camera

1 July 2016.

DESPITE repeated warnings about the dangers, a number of Flying Scotsman spectators have continued to ignored appeals by British Transport Police not to trespass trackside when the A3 is due to pass. 

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