An article by Aidan Barlow on 13 May 2016 in the Kent Online talks about the fact that Councillors have steamed ahead with plans to fund a land purchase for a new model railway centre.AIMREC, Ashford, Model Railways
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.Carriage Works, Railways, ST Modwen, Wolverton
An article by Get Surrey reporter Laura Nightingale on the 20th April 2016 talks about the fact that Cathedrals Express, Steam train Galatea is to be replaced with vintage diesels after developing a fault ahead of Queen’s birthday tour of Surrey.Catherdral Express, Class 47, Railway
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.Ayre, Green, Lancaster, Rising
An article by ERYL CRUMP in the Welsh Daily Post talks about the fact that the James Spooner – named after the man who constructed and managed the Ffestiniog Railway for over 50 years – will carry the number 8 plate as did its predecessor, built by Avonside in 1872 and withdrawn in 1928.Double Fairlie, Ffestiniog. Railway, Narrow Gauge