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Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era - 1934 – Class 5 - London Midland & Scottish Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era – 1934 – Class 5 – London Midland & Scottish Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era
1934 – Class 5
London Midland & Scottish Railway No.4777 when new in 1947

No.4777 when new in 1947

One of the most successful designs ever built, these engines have been firm favourites with the operating staff ever since William Stanier first introduced them in 1934. A general purpose mixed traffic locomotive which can be used on almost any duty, reliable and easy on maintenance, is…

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The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

271 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2004 Part 4 – The Heritage Centre
271 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2004
Part 4 – The Heritage Centre

HC 1HC 2HC 3HC 4HC 5Heritage Centre Progress pics

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Lichfield News – Cycle rides for all – 2014 programme

Lichfield News Cycle rides for all - 2014 programme

Lichfield News – Cycle rides for all – 2014 programme

Lichfield News Cycle rides for all - 2014 programme

Canal News – July 19th onward

Canal News – July 19th onward

New Charity LogoCanal News – July 19th onward

Boat liftGraham Evans, Weaver Vale MP conducting a Top of the World Tour at Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift Top of the World Tours

Address
Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6FW

19 Jul 2014
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Anderton Boat Lift Top of the World Tours
Ever wanted to get up close and personal to the Anderton Boat Lift?
Well now is your chance, on these…

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Some Old Railway Companies - Hayle Railway

Some Old Railway Companies – Hayle Railway

Some Old Railway Companies Hayle Railway

Portreath Incline PicPortreath Incline Text

Slightly unusual in that the line was authorised (27-6-1834), and the company named afterwards, this was a standard gauge line between Hayle and Tresaveen (Gwennap) – 12 miles, with 5 miles of branches. The Portreath branch opened first, for goods on December 23rd, 1837 (passengers in 1841). With Carn Brea Mines –Redruth (goods) on 11th June, 1838,…

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Chasewater Railway - Burton Brewery Day

Chasewater Railway – Burton Brewery Day

Chasewater Railway News Burton Brewery Day

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Sunday 20th July is Burton Brewery Locomotive day. We are all really looking forward to this special event. The first of its type to held here at Chasewater Railway.

Please note a powerboat racing event is also taking place at Chasewater on this day for which a charge is made for parking on the field near to us from what we understand, this is not the…

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Streets ahead - Including shunting at Norton Junction
Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era - 1933 – ‘Princess’ Pacifics London Midland & Scottish Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era – 1933 – ‘Princess’ Pacifics London Midland & Scottish Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era
1933 – ‘Princess’ Pacifics
London Midland & Scottish Railway Princess Louise in 1948 at first temporarily numbered M6206 and later 46206, in 1948

Princess Louise at first temporarily numbered M6206 and later 46206, in 1948

One of Mr. (later Sir) William Stanier’s first designs after his appointment as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LMS. Stanier came from the Great Western, and introduced a number of features of that Company’s practice to the…

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Canal News - Five steps to living a calmer, healthier and happier life.
Canal News Five steps to living a calmer, healthier and happier life.

New Charity Logo

As Dolly Parton told the crowds at Glastonbury, working 9 till 5 can ‘drive you crazy if you let it’. So don’t let it! Follow our five steps to living a calmer, healthier and happier life.

Family walking
1. Get in touch with nature

It’s an obvious one, and easily achieved. Go and feed the ducks in the park, pick fruit growing wild along the…

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