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RAIL TRAIL with PETER GRAY

RAIL TRAIL with PETER GRAY

An article by Peter Gray featured in the Torquay Herald Express on the 20th April 2016 talks about this picture of ‘Star’ class 4-6-0 No.4021 King Edward which would have been taken in the 1920s or early 1930s on one of the approach roads to Exeter (St David’s) shed. It was a plain cast iron chimney, and no brass beading to the driving wheel splashers. This was removed during the First World War. Only the first batch were named after ‘Stars’, and this one is No.4021 King Edward, later renamed British Monarch

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TIME TO STAND UP AND SAVE WOLVERTON WORKS

TIME TO STAND UP AND SAVE WOLVERTON WORKS

An article by Phil Webb on the Change.org web site talks about the fact that after over a year of St Modwen badly planning the future of the railway works it’s time the town and Milton Keynes council stood up and said enough is enough we have been promised an unwanted food store in keeping with Wolverton and the conservation area. But the have designed a glass metal box with no pitch roof or red brick it feels like we have been lied to.

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Green Ayre Rises

Green Ayre Rises

Friends of Lancaster Library told us about the fact that on the 1st-2nd May 2016, Lancaster Library will host “Green Ayre Rises”; an event to mark 50 years since the closure of Lancaster Green Ayre station and the Green Ayre railway line.

The centre-piece will be the exhibition of a 40’x20′ model railway of Green Ayre station, which model-maker Jamie Guest and members of the Wakefield Railway Modellers’ Society have been building for the last 6 years.

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