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Beamish Museum remembers First World War a century on

Beamish Museum remembers First World War a century on

13 May 2016

Crowds flocked to Beamish Museum for its April 7-10 Great War Steam Fair – but the real showstopper for many railway enthusiasts was the first public appearance of Britain’s newest steam locomotive. 

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The tube station that saved the world

The tube station that saved the world

13 May 2016.

A ‘lost’ tube station where Winston Churchill may have made key decisions during the blitz is one of the centrepieces of a new series of Hidden London tours. 

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Sea bathers' line marks KESR twinning link

Sea bathers' line marks KESR twinning link

13 May 2016.

THE 20th anniversary has been celebrated of a twinning link between heritage lines on opposite sides of the English Channel – England’s Kent & East Sussex Railway and the Baie de Somme Railway. 

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Flying Scotsman comeback helps museum visits soar

Flying Scotsman comeback helps museum visits soar

13 May 2016.

THE return of Flying Scotsman has helped boost visitor numbers at the National Railway Museum. 

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Electric stock scrap fears after order to quit

Electric stock scrap fears after order to quit

13 May 2016.

AN electric preservation group, which can run its stock without the need for a lineside pick-up, has been ordered to quit its long-time East Kent Railway home. 

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Will window planning refusal save Wolverton Works?

Will window planning refusal save Wolverton Works?

13 May 2016.

COULD a decision to refuse planning permission to change six windows in Wolverton’s historic workshops signal an end to the threat to demolish it? 

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Newstead sees the light after 30 years

Newstead sees the light after 30 years

13 May 2016.

Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST No. 1589 of 1924 Newstead has appeared in public view for the first time in more than three decades, after being thought lost to the heritage sector. 

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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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Current Issue: May 5, 2016

Issue May 5, 2016

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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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