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Archive for April, 2014

92214 ‘Thunderer’.

I notice that the President of the GCR, Mike Gregory, cannot decide what to call his recently purchased 9F, 92214, which until recently was based at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, named ‘Cock of the North’ and lined out in BR black livery. ┬áNot entirely authentic, perhaps, but it worked. However, Swindon minded you are, […]

In the Twinkling of an Eye

It was all over in 35 seconds. A motley group of folk shuffled together on Keynsham station on a dull grey Saturday afternoon. Some had cameras and others didn’t. You might have thought they were waiting for a train to Bristol. But a Sprinter growled past unnoticed and all eyes were on the far distance, […]

Save a GWR station canopy at Gloucester!

It is inevitable as time marches on that the number of traditional steam age GWR artefacts on the ‘big’ railway is going to decline. ┬áThere will come a time when there is precious little left out there for heritage railways to salvage and building that authentic heritage look will require everything to be built from […]


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