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Six guests for big WSR Somerset & Dorset gala

Six guests for big WSR Somerset & Dorset gala

20 January 2016

The West Somerset Railway’s big Somerset & Dorset 50th anniversary of closure gala now has five historically-appropriate visiting locomotives in place – with talks underway for up to two more. 

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Railwayana record may fall as Flying Scotsman nameplate set for auction

Railwayana record may fall as Flying Scotsman nameplate set for auction

20 January 2016.

WHAT is arguably the world’s most iconic steam locomotive nameplate will be going under the hammer on February 9 in an auction that is expected to attract international interest and is tipped by some to set a global railwayana record. 

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Royal Scot set for main line ticket

Royal Scot set for main line ticket

20 January 2016.

Lineside interest rapidly grew apace when it became known that LMS 4-6-0 No. 46100 Royal Scot was set to make main line light engine proving runs from Crewe to Carnforth and return, plus a loaded test trip around the West Coast circuit in late December. 

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The legend lives again!

The legend lives again!

20 January 2016.

On A dull Wednesday evening, January 6, global railway icon Flying Scotsman eased out of its Bury restoration base and undertook its first test runs along the East Lancashire Railway’s Heywood extension.  

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Flying Scotsman is back!

8 January 2016.

The most famous steam locomotive in the world has returned to steam on the East Lancashire Railway after an overhaul that lasted ten years and cost £4.2m. It made its first test run on the evening of January 6 and was unveiled to the public and pulled its first trains on January 8.

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WEST COAST AND DRIVER PROSECUTED OVER SPAD

WEST COAST AND DRIVER PROSECUTED OVER SPAD

9 December 2015.

ON December 9, the Office of Rail and Road launched criminal proceedings against West Coast Railways and one of its drivers following the Signal Passed at Danger incident at Royal Wootton Bassett on March 7.

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DRAMA COLLABORATION EARNS NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM AND YORK THEATRE ROYAL NATIONAL AWARD

DRAMA COLLABORATION EARNS NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM AND YORK THEATRE ROYAL NATIONAL AWARD

19 November 2015.

THE Heritage Railway Association’s Interpretation Award for 2015 has been won by the National Railway Museum for its collaboration with York Theatre Royal. 

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Memorial service for publisher Ian Allan at Guildford cathedral

Memorial service for publisher Ian Allan at Guildford cathedral

19 November 2015.

A memorial service for Ian Allan OBE FCIT - arguably the world’s greatest railway publisher will be held at Guildford Cathedral on Monday, November 23. The service starts at 2pm.

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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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Current Issue: Jan 14, 2016

Issue Jan 14, 2016

See inside Gresley's record-breaking dynamometer car
Great Scot!
First main line run for 53 years
Flying Scotsman: World's most famous running again!
Witherslack Hall for big Severn Valley gala
Flying Scotsman nameplate for sale

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