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Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th November 2021, 20:58
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By TRP
The Exeter-Okehampton line is due to reopen on...

The Exeter-Okehampton line is due to reopen on Saturday 20th November.

https://www.therailwayhub.co.uk/61723/passenger-trains-to-run-on-dartmoor-line-for-first-time-in-50-years/

Tony
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 12th November 2021, 21:01
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By TRP
Caley No.828 coming to Spa Valley!

Visiting loco news from the Spa Valley Railway...

Quote:
CALEDONIAN RAILWAY TRUSTS NO. 828 TO VISIT THE SPA VALLEY RAILWAY!

We’re delighted to announce the visit of Caledonian Railway 0-6-0...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th November 2021, 19:45
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By TRP
Some photos of recovery by crane here:...

Some photos of recovery by crane here: https://planetradio.co.uk/greatest-hits/salisbury/news/recovery-expected-to-last-couple-of-days/


Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st November 2021, 19:54
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By TRP
And now it's even more confusing... This BBC...

And now it's even more confusing...

This BBC report states that the BTP have confirmed that "both trains were moving when the collision happened"....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st November 2021, 19:23
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By TRP
I don't have your knowledge & experience John,...

I don't have your knowledge & experience John, but I thought that if the original report was accurate and the derailed first train had damaged the signalling equipment, that this would automatically...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st November 2021, 11:00
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By TRP
An update this morning - 17 people were injured,...

An update this morning - 17 people were injured, with some needing hospital treatment, but there are no serious injuries reported.
And a few more details emerging - the rear coach of the GWR train...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd October 2021, 11:16
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By TRP
This is a link to the Wikipedia page for this...

This is a link to the Wikipedia page for this locomotive class:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_4300_Class

I've still been trying to work out the number, it looks a bit like ??71.

Tony
Forum: Say Hello 21st October 2021, 11:23
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By TRP
Hi. My first thought was a 28XX 2-8-0, but I...

Hi. My first thought was a 28XX 2-8-0, but I think it looks like a six-coupled loco (rather than eight-coupled) which would make it a 43XX 2-6-0 but can't make out the number. Do you know what year...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 6th October 2021, 20:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By TRP
It appears that BR 4MT 2-6-4T No.80151 & visiting...

It appears that BR 4MT 2-6-4T No.80151 & visiting USATC S160 2-8-0 No.6046 will not be available for the Bluebell Railway gala this weekend, although the reason for their absence is not yet clear. SR...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th October 2021, 20:21
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By TRP
Landslip closes the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway has had to close due to damage to the track caused by a landslip following a prolonged period of heavy rain. The track is being repaired and the railway hopes to...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th October 2021, 20:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By TRP
The RAIB report into the Sheffield derailment has...

The RAIB report into the Sheffield derailment has been published - the cause has been identified as broken track screws, causing the track to spread and some of the wagons dropped into the space...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 5th October 2021, 20:37
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By TRP
Following on from John's post regarding the...

Following on from John's post regarding the withdrawal 60009 'Union of South Africa' from service (and therefore the ELR's Autumn steam gala), the visiting locos are now confirmed for the gala:...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 1st October 2021, 20:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By TRP
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is...

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is holding it's 40th Anniversary gala over the weekend of 6-7 November to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the GWSR beginning work on the railway at...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st October 2021, 20:10
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By TRP
Apparently the class 20 diesel was travelling at...

Apparently the class 20 diesel was travelling at around 10mph when it collided with the coaches, resulting in five passengers sustaining minor injuries. The RAIB has completed it's preliminary...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th September 2021, 13:01
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By TRP
This will be the third franchise which is...

This will be the third franchise which is currently back under Government control - LNER & Northern are both already run by DfT operators. A fourth operator is due to come under DfT control in Spring...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th September 2021, 09:45
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By TRP
I'd seen the news on BBC this morning & I'm...

I'd seen the news on BBC this morning & I'm interested to see what happens, particularly as this is one of the local TOCs operating here in Hastings.
From the outside looking in, the Government...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th September 2021, 14:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By TRP
South Western Railway has announced that the...

South Western Railway has announced that the Island Line on the Isle of Wight will be reopening on 1st November, subject to the satisfactory completion of the final phase of testing to overcome...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 23rd September 2021, 20:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By TRP
The Apedale Valley Light Railway's Steam Gala...

The Apedale Valley Light Railway's Steam Gala will feature two visiting locos from Statfold Barn: Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0WT No.GP39 & Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST 'Sybil Mary'.
It is hoped that the overhaul...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 23rd September 2021, 20:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By TRP
The West Somerset Railway is holding it's Autumn...

The West Somerset Railway is holding it's Autumn Steam Gala over the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October featuring locos from the home fleet - GWR 'Large Prairie' No.5199, rebuilt 'Large...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 23rd September 2021, 20:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By TRP
The second visiting loco for the Mid Hants...

The second visiting loco for the Mid Hants Railway's Autumn Steam Gala has been announced as BR 4MT 2-6-4T No.80151 from the Bluebell Railway.
The Standard tank will be joining the previously...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd September 2021, 20:13
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By TRP
Collision at Grosmont, NYMR 21/9/21

A collision occurred yesterday (21/9/21) between a diesel locomotive and a stationary rake of coaches at Grosmont, North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Details are scarce (probably because it is under...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd September 2021, 15:33
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By TRP
I saw that too! I bet the suggestions were things...

I saw that too! I bet the suggestions were things like free travel & Derby to St Pancras in 3 minutes please!

Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th September 2021, 17:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By TRP
Still not running - 6 months late!

The Island Line on the Isle of Wight is still closed, 6 months after it should have reopened with the new Vivarail trains running, having been closed since January 2021.
The report from the Island...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 8th September 2021, 19:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By TRP
'Duchess of Sutherland' is now going to miss the...

'Duchess of Sutherland' is now going to miss the SVR's Autumn Steam Gala as the Stanier pacific is undergoing repairs at Butterley and following the discovery that more work is needed than was...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th August 2021, 20:23
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By TRP
The line has reopened this morning and the photos...

The line has reopened this morning and the photos of the incident show that the train was in collision with the trailer, rather than the tractor itself, which is fortunate & probably reduced the...
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