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Southern Sunset

Southern Region Battle of Britain class Locomotive no. 34081 “92 Squadron” will be in steam alongside No. “34027 Taw Valley” for the Severn Valley Railway’s Southern Sunset weekend which takes place on March 25th & 26th. The other Southern Region Battle of Britain class Pacific Locomotive normally at the Severn Valley Railway “No.34053 Sir Keith …

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Southern Sunset

Following the Severn Valley Railway’s recent Spring Steam Gala, No. 41312 and Southern Region Battle of Britain class Locomotive no. 34081 “92 Squadron” will both be operating alongside No. “34027 Taw Valley”  for the Severn Valley Railway’s Southern Sunset weekend which takes place on March 25th & 26th. The other Southern Region Battle of Britain …

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Reverend W. Awdry OBE

Best known as the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, the English cleric, railway enthusiast and children’s author Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE sadly passed away 21 March 1997. Born 15th June 1911 in Ampfield vicarage near Romsey, Hampshire in 1911. In 1917 he and his family moved to Box, in Wiltshire, moving again in 1919, …

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Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala

This years Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March 2017. It will feature three visiting locomotives to star alongside the Railway’s own eclectic mix of historical engines. Engines visiting this year include: Recently overhauled Battle of Britain Class pacific locomotive No. 34081 92 Squadron in Malachite green, …

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Thomas Newcomen

English inventor and engineer Thomas Newcomen was born 24 February 1664 in Dartmouth, Devon. He is credited with creating the first practical steam engine for pumping water, the Newcomen steam engine. At the time Devon was noted for its tin mines, where flooding was a major problem, limiting the depth at which the mineral could …

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SR West Country class Pacific 2-6-4 no. 34027 Taw Valley

I decided to pick up my stylus and have another go with Auto Desk Sketchbook for a laugh. I ended up drawing West Country Class Pacific locomotive 34027 Taw Valley traveling across Goodrington Sands.

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Pen-y-Darren

On 21 February 1804, the world’s first self propelling locomotive, the Pen-y-Darren, ran along the Merthyr Tydfil treatment road from Pen-y-Darren to Abercynon a distance of 9.75 miles(16 kilometres). The Pen-y-Darren was based on a 1802, high-pressure steam engines which had been built by Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick to drive a hammer at the Pen-y-Darren …

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Frederick Hawksworth CME

The last Great Western Railway Chief Mechanical Engineer Frederick William Hawksworth was born 10 February 1884 in Swindon, and he joined the GWR in 1898, aged 15, but did not become CME until he was 57, in 1941. Having been at the forefront of steam locomotive development under George Jackson Churchward, ideas at Swindon Works …

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Severn Valley Railway Steam Gala 2017

This years Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March 2017. It will feature three visiting locomotives to star alongside the Railway’s own eclectic mix of historical engines. Engines visiting this year include: Battle of Britain Class pacific locomotive No. 34081 92 Squadron in striking Malachite green, courtesy …

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Arthur Peppercorn

Arthur Peppercorn, the Cheif Mechanical Engineer for the LNER from 1946 to 1949, was born in Leominster, Herefordshire on 29 January 1889. He was educated at Hereford Cathedral School. In 1905 he started his career as an apprentice with the Great Northern Railway (GNR) at Doncaster. He succeeded Edward Thompson as CME on 1 July …

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