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34092 approaches

The East Lancashire Railway has launched a fresh appeal to raise funds to buy No. 34092 "City of Wells", which has been a regular at the ELR for the last few years and now up for sale.

By: Editorial 1 day 15 hours ago

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S&D Journey - Part 5 : Over the Mendips
We rejoin a train headed by Standard Class 4 4-6-0 no 75073 as it heads up the severe gradient which lead up from Evercreech Junction to Masbury Summit on the S&D's Bath Extension. It was this long climb which gave rise to the famous double-headed Summer Saturday expresses and to the banking of freight trains in either direction and gave workings on the line much of their magnetism to enthusiasts. From the train we see the frost- or snow-covered Mendip Hills and pass through Binegar station and Radstock North, at the latter passing an LMS class 3F "Jinty" 0-6-0T shunting in the then still-extensive sidings at Radstock. Login to read more

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LMS “Black 5” no. 45212 was an early arrival on the nascent Keighley & Worth Valley preservation group's branch line to Oxenhope in Bronte Country and is the power for this trip up the line in 1968.
Sometime in 1968 (the actual date was not recorded) Andrew Barclay-built fireless steam locomotive no. S/11 is seen “in steam” at the Reed Paper Group's Empire Paper Mills at Greenhithe in Kent
An 0-4-0 saddle tank was still in use in 1968 on the Storefield Mines industrial system near Middlesborough, part of the South Durham Steel & Iron Corporation's vast complex on Teesside.

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