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Sir William Stanier

Railway engineer Sir William Stanier was Born 27th May 1876 in Swindon. His father worked for the Great Western Railway (GWR) as William Dean’s Chief Clerk, and educated at Swindon High School and also, for a single year, at Wycliffe College. In 1891 he followed his father into a career with the GWR, initially as …

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Talyllyn/ Beyer Garrett

Trains first ran on the picturesque Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway in Wales on this date 14th May 1951, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers and paving the way (or laying down the tracks) for other preserved steam Railways like the Bluebell & Severn Valley Railway. The Talyllyn Railway …

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GWR 3440 City of Truro

On the 9th May 1904, The steam locomotive City of Truro unofficially becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h). GWR 3440 (3717) City Of Truro is a Great Western Railway (GWR) 3700 (or ‘City’) Class 4-4-0 locomotive, designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR Swindon Works …

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Steam spotlight-Severn Valley Railway 2016

I have also recently watched this DVD which features footage taken on the Severn Valley Railway and Elsewhere taken during 2016. First up It Features the Spring Steam Gala which took place March 2016. Engines in steam were West Country Class Pacific 34027 Taw Valley, Battle of Britain class Pacific 34053 Sir Keith Park, GWR …

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Steam Railway DVD’s

Unseen Steam -1967 The last full year of steam I have recently watched a few steam DVD’s including Unseen Steam -1967 The last full year of steam. This features rare archive footage from the online transport archive Taken during 1967. This was the last full year of Steam Workings on British Railways before being banned. …

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Fred Dibnah MBE

Charismatic Engineer, Steeplejack and British television personality Fred Dibnah was Born 28th April 1938. As a child, Dibnah was fascinated by the steam engines which powered the many textile mills in his home town of Bolton and developed a keen interest in mechanical engineering, Steam Engines and chimneys and the men who worked on them. …

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Richard Trevithick

Best known for creating earlt Steam Engines, Cornish Inventor and Mining Engineer Richard Trevithick Sadly died on April 22 1833 at the Bull Hotel, Dartford After spending a week in bed with pneumonia. Born13 April 1771 in Tregajorran, Cornwall. Trevithick was an engineer at a mine in 1797 who with the help of Edward Bell …

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Richard Trevithick

Cornish Inventor and Mining Engineer Richard Trevithick was born 13 April 1771 in Tregajorran, Cornwall and his most significant success was the high pressure steam engine and he also built the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive. On 21 February 1804 the world’s first locomotive-hauled railway journey took place as Trevithick’s unnamed steam locomotive hauled …

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS

Best known for building dockyards, the Great Western Railway, steamships, bridges, tunnels and revolutionising public transport and modern engineering, the British mechanical and Civil Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS was born 9 April 1806. When Brunel was eight he was sent to Dr Morrell’s boarding school in Hove, where he learned the classics. His father, …

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Severn Valley Railway Open House Weekend

The Severn Valley Railway Open House weekend takes place on Saturday 8 April-Sunday 9 April. It Features many attractions including: behind the scenes tours, model railway displays and a whole host of other special attractions, Intensive train service, featuring Pannier Tank No. 7714 and 9F No. 92214, access to Bridgnorth Locomotive Works and Bewdley Yard, as …

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