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Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 11th November 2022, 21:40
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Posted By TRP
Pug No.19 for Bluebell Branch Line Gala 2023

The Bluebell Railway has announced the dates for next year's Branch Line Gala & also the first confirmed guest locomotive.
The Branch Line Gala will run from Fiday 21st-Sunday 23rd April 2023 with...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st October 2022, 08:18
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By TRP
Thanks Philip, nice to have some good news! ...

Thanks Philip, nice to have some good news!

Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th October 2022, 21:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By TRP
Progress to report from a visit to the Bluebell...

Progress to report from a visit to the Bluebell Railway on Sunday 16th October...

As previously reported, the boiler is now fitted in the frames and work has now begun on installing pipework &...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th September 2022, 19:36
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By TRP
Full report from the Bluebell Railway Atlantic...

Full report from the Bluebell Railway Atlantic Group, via the Bluebell's website:

https://www.bluebell-railway.com/brps/atlantic-latest/

Tony
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 23rd August 2022, 20:44
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By TRP
Spa Valley Railway 25th Anniversary Gala

Sorry for not posting earlier, but this weekend sees a pretty impressive gala at the Spa Valley Railway, marking the 25th Anniversary of reopening the Tunbridge Wells West-Groombridge section of the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th August 2022, 20:14
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By TRP
Latest news - the boiler is in! On Tuesday...

Latest news - the boiler is in!

On Tuesday 16th August, the boiler was craned into the frames at Sheffield Park using a hired-in road crane. Speaking to a member of the team when I visited in July...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th August 2022, 21:16
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By TRP
Fire at Bluebell Railway 29.7.22

Video footage has emerged of a lineside fire at the Bluebell Railway which spread to adjoining land alongside Freshfield Bank on Friday 29th July. The fire is seen from 6:57 on this youtube video...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st June 2022, 20:11
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By TRP
LSL acquires Steam Dreams & 'Mayflower'

Locomotive Services Ltd have acquired the Steam Dreams railtour company and also LNER B1 4-6-0 No.61306 'Mayflower' from Steam Dreams chairman David Buck.
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Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th March 2022, 22:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,203
Posted By TRP
The Mersey Rail driver, Phillip Holis, has been...

The Mersey Rail driver, Phillip Holis, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 2 years.
...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 17th February 2022, 21:13
Replies: 1
Views: 1,554
Posted By TRP
Smile Now it's DOUBLE CALEDONIAN at Spa Valley!

Caledonian Railway 812 class 0-6-0 No.828 has already been announced as visiting the Spa Valley Railway from 2nd April and it has now been revealed that it will be joined by fellow 'Caley' loco, 439...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th February 2022, 21:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,203
Posted By TRP
It appears that the driver was using his phone as...

It appears that the driver was using his phone as the train approached the station & he has now been convicted of endangering the safety of the passengers. He will be sentenced at a later date & had...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th January 2022, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By TRP
Southern trains are voiced by a lady named Sonia...

Southern trains are voiced by a lady named Sonia - so called because she get Sonia nerves!

Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th January 2022, 19:03
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By TRP
This has been confirmed in both the Railway...

This has been confirmed in both the Railway Magazine and Steam Railway this month:
'Dumbleton Hall' was sold to Warner Bros and moved to Carnforth for the cosmetic restoration as 'Hogwarts Castle'....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th December 2021, 13:55
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By TRP
Dumbleton Hall moved to Japan

Details are scarce but I received an e-newsletter from the Railway Magazine to advertise what is coming in the next issue (Jan 5th) and one item is that GWR 'Hall' No.4920 'Dumbleton Hall' has been...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 14th December 2021, 21:09
Replies: 0
Views: 1,118
Posted By TRP
Talking East Lancs evacuation to Kent continues...

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway class 23 0-6-0ST No.752 (currently running as BR No.51456) will be visiting the Spa Valley Railway during January & February 2022. This will include an appearance at...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th November 2021, 20:58
Replies: 1
Views: 897
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: 1
Views: 1,554
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: 21
Views: 6,240
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: 21
Views: 6,240
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: 21
Views: 6,240
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: 21
Views: 6,240
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: 1,686
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: 1,686
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: 7,495
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: 512
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...
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