December 2018

1809 Dougal
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Editorial
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 15:56

The signing ceremony was held in the city of Chiayi as part of the launch of TSC’s annual Sugar Festival, which for 2018 is taking a theme of ‘Taiwan and British Railway Culture Exchange.’

Star of the Festival is the mid-Wales heritage railway’s 0-4-0T tank engine ‘Dougal’. The Andrew Barclay locomotive, built in 1946 for a gasworks in Glasgow and resident on the Welsh line since 1967, was specially shipped to Taiwan for the event by TSC.

First connections between the W&... read the full story

Motion Bracket Design - Daniela Filova
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Editorial
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:59

The Motion Club aims to raise £210,000, through 175 supporters each donating £1,000 (plus Gift Aid) in up to eight payments of £125, to manufacture the motion for new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales. Reaching over 100 members of The Motion Club coincides with the motion bracket design being finalised.

Following the success of The Founders Club (to get the project to the point of cutting the frames), The Boiler Club (to fund the construction of the boiler), The... read the full story

Bahamas No. 45596
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Editorial
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:25

The return of 45596 Bahamas to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, from Tyseley has been affected by an unexpected delay in completing the installation and commissioning of the TPWS/OTMR equipment by the contractor engaged by Tyseley to do the work. The work has since completed,b delay has meant that there has been a ‘knock on’ effect to the submission and processing of the documentation needed to allow the engine to be included in the Network Rail Rolling Stock Library. The proposed... read the full story

Ty Dŵr – sketch of how it might look.
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Editorial
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:12

Before the locomotive shed and workshop opened at Tywyn Pendre in 1867, the Railway’s first locomotive shed was at Ty Dŵr just above Abergynolwyn village on what was known as the mineral extension.

A waterfall supplied water to the locomotive and even when the shed fell out of use locomotives continued to take water here when they shunted wagons between Abergynolwyn station and the base of the first incline to the Bryn Egwlys quarry at what is now Nant Gwernol station.

The... read the full story