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Archive for February, 2013

Should Truro steam again – take our survey now!

Should City of Truro steam again?

Last year I asked the NRM to say whether it was true that the money that was going into the bottomless pit that is 4472 would prevent City of Truro from being overhauled after it suffered boiler problems last year.  They said that this was definitely NOT the case and that Truro was going to be […]

Enter the Blog!

Hot on the heels of my blog about communication within Heritage Railways and the need, as they grow, for Boards, volunteers, distant members and other interested folk to stay (or get, in some cases) in touch with each other, there seems to be a bit of an epidemic of blogs appearing. On the GWSR, we […]

‘It’s good to talk…’

I am not qualified to comment with any authority regarding the current debate that is creating a lot of heat and argument at the Severn Valley. If you have not been following this, it turns around the plans to raise £5 million to finance what seems to be almost a transformation of Bridgnorth station. These […]

A New Era for our Heritage Railways?

There are 3 pieces of news today that are exciting for heritage railways.  The Swanage Railway has just been awarded £1.4m government funding to run a service from Wareham to Swanage, the Bluebell has announced the date for its reopening to East Grinstead as 23 March and the North Yorkshire Moors are to get £800K […]

Help the ‘Lady’ steam in 2013!

100 years ago this year, the construction started at Swindon of the last ‘Saint’ class 4-6-0, No 2955 Tortworth Court.  It is also the 60th anniversary of the last time that a ‘Saint’ – No 2920 Saint David steamed, in 1953.  One was almost saved, 2935 Clevedon Court but it has always been a sadness […]


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