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Archive for December, 2014

Steam returns to Ashburton…. almost!

The Friends of Ashburton Station are keeping up their relentless campaign to not only save the Brunel era terminus but to bring trains back to it.  The latest genius move has been to get agreement in principle  with the South Devon Railway to bring an engine and carriage back to the station once again. It […]

‘Out on the 55: a little slice of heaven!’

Small prairie No 5542 is one of my very favourite engines and on Saturday I was out with her on the GWSR’s Santa trains. I still haven’t passed out as a fireman (bit of a slow learner on this stuff…) but I had a good go ‘on the shovel’ on the last trip and enjoyed […]

‘Become a Great Westerner’

That phrase is used by FGW in its current marketing campaigns but, despite that, it’s pretty good! And we believe you should become a Great Westerner by joining Everything GWR! Let me give just one reason why: We have just uploaded our latest members’ video – depicting the launch of superb Ivatt Class 2 No […]

‘Mission Ashburton’ – Act now to Save it!

I took this phrase from the Steam railway article this month about the fight to save Ashburton station from the developers.  I hope we have played some small part in helping the campaign to ‘step up a gear’, as SR mag describes what is happening but it is all excellent news. It seems that not […]


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