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‘Become a Great Westerner’

ESR Steam Department volunteers celebrate the return to steam of 46447 on 26 Oct 2014

ESR Steam Department volunteers celebrate the return to steam of 46447 on 26 Oct 2014

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 46447 at Cranmore on the East Somerset Railway.

This film contains interviews with key people at the ESR and IoWSR and has scenes of 46447 in action on its first day in revenue earning service.

Dick Masters, Chairman of the ESR explains how 46447 was brought back to steam in the astonishingly quick time frame of just 2 years and how this has been the result of a highly productive collaboration with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway that saw 46447 swap islands with LBSCR E1 Burgundy (fictionally given the BR number 32110 at the ESR).

The next film will be the first of 3 about the restoration of pannier No 9629 under the watchful eye of Mark Vrettos.  This is a very detailed look at all the work that has gone into this engine and gives you a real understanding of what is involved in restoring one of these iconic engines.

This will be followed in the new year by more restoration portraits where owners and restorers get the chance to tell the story of how their locomotive is developing.

You can keep tabs on when these become available by becoming a member today. When you join you get instant and permanent access to all our videos.

We think it is terrific value.  It costs just £3.99 a year (less that Steam Railway and other magazines cost every month… and the pictures move!!)  When you join you help pay for the costs of making the films that ensure that you know what is happening in the GWR world.

Please join us and help us making the videos you want to see about the best railway in the world: the Great Western Railway.


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