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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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Bognor Model Railway Exhibition

Bognor Model Railway Exhibition

An article from Bognor Regus Observer talks about the fact that visitors  to the annual Bognor Regis railway exhibition could travel back in time at its best layout.

The 1950s model depicted the narrow gauge clay pit lines on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorest. It’s authenticity earned its exhibitor John Thorne the Maxted Trophy from Bognor Regis Model Railway Club. This was awarded by the club’s chairman, Adrian Taylor, with deputy town mayor Cllr Pat Dillon.

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Restoring Steam Locomotive, No1 Sutherland

Restoring Steam Locomotive, No1 Sutherland

An article on the Isle Of Man Steam Railway Supporters’ Association website talks about the fact that they made the offer to reassemble and cosmetically restore the railway’s original steam locomotive, No.1 Sutherland. The proposal would see the work funded by the Association, this would include the purchase of the necessary replacement items and rectification work, at no cost to the Isle of Man Taxpayer.

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