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Chasewater Railway Gala - Next Weekend - September 6th & 7th

Chasewater Railway Gala – Next Weekend – September 6th & 7th

Next Weekend – September 6th & 7th Beyer Peacock No.1827 and the home fleet

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Chasewater Sept Gala 2014

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Classic Streamliners - ‘Route of the Florida Sunbeam’ & The City of Los Angeles

Classic Streamliners – ‘Route of the Florida Sunbeam’ & The City of Los Angeles

Classic Streamliners ‘Route of the Florida Sunbeam’

Florida Sunbeam

THE FLORIDA SUNBEAM was operated by the New York Central System, the Southern Railway System, and the Seaboard Airline Railroad. On Jan. 1, 1936 the Florida Sunbeam was inaugurated as a winter-only train between Cincinnati and both coasts of Florida with through cars from Great Lakes cities. In 1949 it was replaced with the much faster,…

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Model Railway Exhibitions - September 2014

Model Railway Exhibitions – September 2014

Model Railway Exhibitions – September 2014

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• Soar Valley Model Railway Club – Heart of the Midlands Model Railway Exhibition

• Sat 6th September 2014 – Sun 7th September 2014
• University of Loughborough, Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR

OPENING TIMES: 10:30am-5:00pm (4:00pm ON SUNDAY)
ADMISSION: Adults £8.00 Concessions £7.00 Children £4.00 Family £20.00
*LAS…

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Some Early Lines - Old Railway Companies - Furness Railway and Furness & Midland Joint Railway

Some Early Lines – Old Railway Companies – Furness Railway and Furness & Midland Joint Railway

Some Early Lines Old Railway Companies Furness Railway and Furness & Midland Joint Railway

RavenglassThe Furness Railway had a more attractive furniture motif than many lines. Its squirrel lives on in this seat from Millom, now at the Ravenglass terminus of the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. (P.van Zeller)

Furness Railway

Seen as a link between Barrow and mines at Lindal, the company was incorporated on 23…

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Canal News August 30-31 - Over Canal Festival & Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club Regatta

Canal News August 30-31 – Over Canal Festival & Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club Regatta

Canal News August 30-31 Over Canal Festival & Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club Regatta Over Canal Festival

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANarrowboats on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, with the River Severn in the background. Copyright Chris Handscombe

30 – 31 Aug 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address
Over Basin,
Gloucester,
GL2 8DB

A festival showcasing the restoration of the Hereford & Gloucester Canal. Entry is free and the…

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Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era 1941 - Gresley Lightweight 2-6-2 - London & North Eastern Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era 1941 – Gresley Lightweight 2-6-2 – London & North Eastern Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era
1941 – Gresley Lightweight 2-6-2
London & North Eastern Railway No.61701 as running in 1950

No.61701 as running in 1950

This was Sir Nigel Gresley’s last design, and consisted of two engines only, No.3401 ‘Bantam Cock’ and No.3402, unofficially known as ‘Bantam Hen’, although it never actually bore the name.
They were intended to become the prototypes of a new standard class of lighter…

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Chasewater Railway Museum - Midland Royal Saloon - A Happy Ending

Chasewater Railway Museum – Midland Royal Saloon – A Happy Ending

Chasewater Railway Museum The Midland Railway Royal Saloon – A Happy Ending

Midland Royal Saloon

This unique example of Midland Railway Regal coachbuilding has been purchased by the RPS (West Midlands District) from British Railways at a cost of £300. This was only possible with a loan of £240 from a generous member.
The loan is being paid back at the rate of £10 per month to this fine member, who wished to remain…

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275 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 2 – From the Board Room

275 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 2 – From the Board Room

275 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004
Part 2 – From the Board Room

Board Room 1Board Room 2Board Room 3Board Room 4Pic Back CoverThe Beattie Well tank at Chasewater Heaths towards sunset

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Chasewater Railway Museum - an old favourite from Hednesford

Chasewater Railway Museum – an old favourite from Hednesford

Chasewater Railway Museum An old favourite from Hednesford

We recently paid our first visit to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley, and after our first train ride it was a most enjoyable day.   I had heard the the Midland Royal Saloon had been restored there and was delighted to find it looking quite superb.

It was withdrawn from service in 1963 and was purchased by the Railway Preservation…

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Some Early Lines - Old Railway Companies - Mid-Wales Railway

Some Early Lines – Old Railway Companies – Mid-Wales Railway

Some Early Lines Old Railway Companies Mid-Wales Railway

Mid Wales Railway RhyaderRhayader (Mid-Wales Railway) lost its train service (officially) on 31 December 1962, an event perhaps foreshadowed by the right-hand poster on the end wall, headed ‘TRANSPORT ACT’ which was possibly giving notice of closure. Prospects for the station seemed as dismal as the weather.

Llanidloes StnLlanidloes station, with southbound Mid-Wales line train

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