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Archive for February, 2014

The Other Way to Plymouth

The pictures of the demolition of the line at Dawlish in the storms is quite a shock, even though we know how vulnerable that line is to the weather. It also shows graphically that with more unpredictable weather likely to become the norm in the years to come as our climate changes, the South West […]

R.I.P. 5227

This blog is a bit of a requiem for a deceased GWR locomotive. The mortal remains of GWR 2-8-0T No 5227 are now at Didcot and it has, to all intents and purposes, gone to the great western workshop in the sky. Its contribution to preservation is, it appears, to make the ultimate sacrifice in […]

EverythingGWR films for 2014

What would you like us to make films of in 2014? Vote for your favourite topics below! We intend to make a minimum of 5 films this year and they will be to a higher standard than before, in full HD.¬†We have put in a few ideas for subject matter – two of them are […]

New GWR Stars for 2014

12 GWR locos should be making an appearance in 2014, if you believe Steam Railway magazine – 3 panniers, 3 prairies, 2 Manors and 2 consecutively numbered Modified Halls in addition to popular saddle tank No 813 and Jeremy Hosking’s 2-8-0T No 4270. What is interesting is that, apart from 4270 and 6989, none of […]





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