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Lottery awards close to a million pounds for the restoration of NER J21; Great Central needs another £100K for Loughborough bridge project; royal approval for Post Office heritage railway project; Edinburgh plaque tribute to Sir Nigel Gresley and encouraging figures for first week of Swanage Railway’s Wareham services.

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British Empire Medal for lady with more than four decades of service with Scottish Railway Preservation Society; Tornado sparkles in Cornish debut; four locomotives return to steam: Isle of Wight Ivatt 2-6-2T No. 41313, BR Standard 4MT No. 80078, Peckett Jurassic and Nidd Valley survivor Illingworth/Mitchell; Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for six venues; steam railmotor’s Chinnor visit postponed; South Devon engineman with 63 years of service; new Gresley P2 crank axle completed and the Yorkshire miniature railway that carries real freight.

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Union of South Africa back after 18 months – but starts fire on light engine move; Leander comeback despite problems; Clan Line painted green in readiness for relaunch and West Coast Railway’s ‘Jacobite’ appears on new banknote.

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Union of South Africa at London Victoria by Sekine Eiki.

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Steam and heritage diesel railtours.

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