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Archive for November, 2014

Everything GWR ‘Engine of the Year’ Poll

Please vote for your choice of GWR Engine of the Year below. but you can only vote once! There is a section for you to propose alternatives but they must be accompanied by a good justification. The Pollmeister’s word is final and probably a power trip…

GWR Engine of the Year 2014

It’s that time again!  (And it does seem to have come round fast) Last year, the award was won, unexpectedly, by D1015 Western Champion and Corris Railway No 3, Sir Haydn so who will it be this year (you can’t win it twice running!)? As usual, we are in your hands as to which GWR/WR […]

Save Ashburton Station!: sample letter to National Park Authority

Email: forwardplanning@dartmoor.gov.uk,  Dear Dan Janota I write as a member of the EverythingGWR web community, an on-line group committed to conserving for future generations as much of the heritage of the Great Western Railway as possible.   There has been considerable concern expressed on our very active Facebook page regarding reports that the station site at Ashburton may be lost to […]

A Crime against our History?

It’s clear to me that the love of steam in general, and the GWR in particular, is not entirely rational. In fact, it definitely comes from the heart not the head and this was amply demonstrated this morning as I opened my copy of Steam Railway magazine.  The subject of the article jumped out at […]





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