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Britain’s Heritage Railways Are Booming

Britain’s Heritage Railways Are Booming

An article by Stephen McGrath in City Metric talks about that fact that Britains Heritage Railways are booming but only in certain demographics. In his 1941 essay The Lion and the Unicorn, George Orwell accused the English of being a nation “addicted to hobbies and spare-time occupations”. Perhaps it’s this trait that that has led nearly 20,000 volunteers — almost 90 per cent of the total workforce — to run and maintain Britain’s heritage railways network.

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Major Extension Of The Llangollen Heritage Railway Is Completed.

Major Extension Of The Llangollen Heritage Railway Is Completed.

It’s full steam ahead as heritage railway’s major extension opens

An article in the Shropshire Star talks about the fact that it was 1964 when mainline services ended on the Dee Valley line as part of the axing of the railways by the government that became known as the Dr Beeching cuts.

But this weekend will see trains start operating again to the new terminus at Corwen.

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