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The Great Gathering

September 14, 2017 - To celebrate the end of 111 years maintaining Western Region locomotives, Old Oak Common depot opened its doors to the p...
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What Might Have Been

April 14, 2017 - I finally managed to see 50031 Hood following its extended period away undergoing heavy repairs to both its internal mac...
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And Then There Were Five

November 14, 2016 - It was with great pleasure that I heard the news that the The Fifty Fund had recently purchased 50007 Hercules. The loc...
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Hello To Another Old Friend

April 14, 2016 - It was with great pleasure that I got to see 50017 Royal Oak during the recent diesel gala at the Mid-Norfolk Railway....
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Diesel Maintenance Facility

February 29, 2016 - Over the last 20 years the majority of the diesel fleet on the Severn Valley Railway have been maintained out in the ope...
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Back To Blue

May 14, 2015 - After a number of years in a fictitious Loadhaul livery, 50035 Ark Royal made its first appearance at the Swanage Railwa...
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Obituary

October 14, 2014 - It was with great sadness that the diesel preservation community learnt of the untimely death of Neil Morgan (aka 'Slim'...
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Better Than New

May 14, 2014 - 50026 Indomitable made a magnificent sight at the recent diesel gala at the Swanage Railway. My waning interest in rail...
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Unbelievable

September 14, 2013 - The other day I was a participant in a driver experience day at the Severn Valley Railway. I still find it almost unbeli...
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Hello, Goodbye

April 14, 2013 - I seldom get to visit the Mid-Norfolk Railway so when the opportunity for a week-end break in Norwich coincided with a d...
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A New Future

January 14, 2013 - The future for 50033 Glorious is becoming clearer with a possible sale to a third party. In 2003 the NRM decided to disp...
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Bitter Sweet

November 30, 2012 - It's with mixed emotions that 2012 draws to a close. On the one hand the year saw the return of 50026 Indomitable to an...
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Back On Form

September 30, 2012 - 50026 Indomitable made a very welcome appearance at the recent Nene Valley Railway diesel gala in late September 2012. A...
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Over The Banks Once More

July 31, 2012 - Recently I had the pleasure of being on a railtour hauled by 50044 Exeter which ran from Paignton to Plymouth over the S...
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Slow But Steady

June 30, 2012 - It was back in 2007 when I last visited Peak Rail in Derbyshire, the home to 50029 Renown and 50030 Repulse. Back then,...
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Many Happy Returns

May 31, 2012 - 50026 Indomitable is the only Class 50 to enter a scrap yard and survive. It was amongst a batch of nine locos sent to B...
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Vintage Year?

February 14, 2012 - 2012 could possibly be a vintage year for Class 50 enthusiasts. This would be in contrast with their 40th anniversary ye...
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Fruits Of One's Labours

November 30, 2011 - Recently I went on a Class 50 railtour run by Spitfire Railtours to Edinburgh. It featured two mainline-certified locomo...
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