Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – January 22nd 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s 

January 22nd 1993

Still more photos from this old publication.

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Matlock Bath Illuminations, 2017

Matlock Bath Illuminations, 2017

A selection of photographs taken by Val & John on a recent trip with Middleton’s Tours, Tamworth.  Our first visit to Matlock Bath, well worth it!

Plus video

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm74pGbd

 

Neil Clarke’s Collection – The Gwili Railway

Neil Clarke’s Collection

The Gwili Railway

Another railway visited and photographed by Neil Clarke

Photos taken around the 1990s/2000s

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The Gwili Steam Railway

The Gwili Steam Railway operates a standard gauge preserved railway from Bronwydd (near Carmarthen) in South Wales along a short section of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway that closed for passenger traffic in 1965, the track being lifted in 1975.

The Gwili Railway was formed in 1975 and, by 1978, had purchased and rescued about eight miles of trackbed and was running an initial steam-hauled service on a one-mile section of it.  The Gwili Railway has the distinction of becoming the first standard-gauge preserved railway to operate in South West Wales when it re-opened the one-mile section of the Carmarthen-Llanpumsaint route from its base at Bronwydd Arms, three miles north of Carmarthen. Since then, the railway has expanded to Danycoed and the company continues to hope to expand to Llanpumsaint.

Currently, the railway is working south towards Carmarthen to a new station called Abergwili junction which will be located alongside the  roundabout at the northern end of the A40 Carmarthen By-pass.  The locomotive stock of the Gwili Railway is unusual in that it mostly represents local industrial and wartime operations rather than mainline services.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS FROM THE ABERGWILI JUNCTION PLATFORM. ALL TRAIN RIDES DEPART/ARRIVE FROM BRONWYDD ARMS STATION.

http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk

 

Coming Soon – Halloween at Chasewater Railway

Coming Soon – Halloween

at Chasewater Railway

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s – Jan 29 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s 

Jan 29 1993

More old pics.

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More of Neil Clarke’s Pictures – The Great Central Railway

More of Neil Clarke’s Pictures

The Great Central Railway

Photos taken around the 1990s/2000s

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http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.

Trains run every weekend of the year, bank holidays and selected week days through the summer. In addition, First Class Restaurant Car Services provide five course meals whilst travelling between Loughborough and Leicester. Childhood dreams can come true with a Drive a Locomotive Experience when you can take the regulator on a mighty steam locomotive or notch up on a powerful diesel. We also run many special events, including Steam Galas, Peppa Pig, Bonfire Night, 1940s Wartime Weekend and Santa Specials.

The railway is supported by The David Clarke Railway Trust, click here to find out more. The Railway’s membership organisation is Friends of the Great Central Main Line (FoGCML). Members are entitled to a range of benefits and details can be viewed here.

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s – February 5th 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s

February 5th 1993

More old pics.

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s – February 12, 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s

February 12, 1993

Not as much from this week’s publication.

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More of Neil Clarke’s Photos – Gorse Blossom Railway, Devon

More of Neil Clarke’s Photos 

Gorse Blossom Railway, Bickington, Devon

Sadly, this 7.25″ railway is now closed.  Here are a few of Neil’s photos to remember it by.

After the performance I had with my internet connection yesterday, I hope this is ok!

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s – January 8th 1993

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s 

January 8th 1993

More from the old publication.

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