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  • END OF SHAKESPEARE SEASON AT STOKE PRIOR

    END OF SHAKESPEARE SEASON AT STOKE PRIOR

    July 12, 2017

    THE LAST of the 2016 rallies for Shakespeare Promotions was the Stoke Prior rally, writes Malcolm Ranieri. Seven engines attended, including Terry Gibson’s Fowler Showman’s Road Locomotive No 15652 of 1920 Repulse, while Steve Harbach of Stourbridge took along his…

  • £2.4m LIBOR funding for Memorial Fleet

    £2.4m LIBOR funding for Memorial Fleet

    January 12, 2017

    THE Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust (PNBPT) is to be granted £2.4m in LIBOR funding by the Chancellor for its Memorial Fleet project. The project will create an operational Memorial Fleet of small craft which have played a significant role…

  • Heavy haulage climax to Manx steam festival

    January 12, 2017

    ISLE OF MAN Railways is to host a Festival of Steam at Easter – a 10-day event which will take place from Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 23. The event will feature all of the island’s railways with many volunteer…

  • Two Clyde steamers berth in Glasgow

    Two Clyde steamers berth in Glasgow

    January 12, 2017

    TWO ICONIC Clyde steamers are now berthed in Glasgow for the first time in nearly 40 years, reports Hugh Dougherty. TS Queen Mary was tied up for the winter in November following a tow upriver from Greenock following her dry…

  • Midlands model engineering

    Midlands model engineering

    December 9, 2016

    THE 39th Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition was held from October 13-16 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Leamington Spa, and headlined The Show for Model Engineers. It lived up to that and more, writes Malcolm Ranieri. The breadth of…