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Mixed trains back on Welshpool & Llanfair

Mixed trains back on Welshpool & Llanfair

6 June 2016

THE Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway has reintroduced mixed passenger and freight trains, a traditional feature from the line’s past. 

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Rippingale station for sale - includes engine!

Rippingale station for sale - includes engine!

6 June 2016.

A CLASSIC GNR country station is being offered for sale – complete with a steam locomotive alongside the platform. 

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Apedale trenches remember the Battle of the Somme

Apedale trenches remember the Battle of the Somme

6 June 2016.

BRILLIANT sunshine brought crowds flocking to Staffordshire’s Apedale Valley Light Railway during the weekend of May 13-15 for the second First World War-themed Tracks to the Trenches event. 

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Spring diesel gala breaks all records

Spring diesel gala breaks all records

6 June 2016.

THE Severn Valley Railway’s spring diesel gala held over May 19-21, was arguably the biggest and most extensive event of its kind held in the heritage era.  

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Severn Valley diesel depot launched

Severn Valley diesel depot launched

6 June 2016.

The Severn Valley Railway unveiled its new £600,000 dedicated diesel maintenance depot on Friday, May 20. 

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Appeal launched after arsonist destroys Swindon & Cricklade 'Thumper' DEMU

Appeal launched after arsonist destroys Swindon & Cricklade 'Thumper' DEMU

6 June 2016.

THE Swindon & Cricklade Railway has launched an SOS appeal after a suspected arson attack left the mainstay of their passenger timetable gutted. 

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Transport minister steps in after Network Rail bans Flying Scotsman

Transport minister steps in after Network Rail bans Flying Scotsman

6 June 2016.

When local and national media picked up the story that Network Rail had banned Flying Scotsman from travelling over the Borders Railway and later, crossing the Forth Bridge, Scotland’s transport minister, Derek Mackay, stepped in with pressure to reverse the decision. 

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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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Current Issue: June 2, 2016

Issue June 2, 2016

Swindon & Cricklade 'Thumper' gutted in arson attack
Network Rail 'off-on' Scotsman tour fiasco
GC Bridge
: Contractors appointed
Severn Valley opens dedicated diesel depot
First World War Tracks to the Trenches stunner
Merchant Navy Peninsular & Oriental SN Co Launched

 

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