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GWS 47XX Project

Rebuilding the ultimate British 2-8-0

Churchward's last great masterpiece, the 47XX mixed traffic 2-8-0, is among the most iconic locomotives ever produced for the Great Western Railway. Only nine of these huge locomotives were built, primarily for fast overnight freight work, earning them the nickname 'Night Owls'.

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Betton Grange 6880

Welcome to the Betton Grange Society website where you will find information about the Ex Great Western ‘Grange’ Class locomotive and our project to build No. 6880 – the 81st ‘Grange’ 

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Gresley Class P2 Steam Locomotive

 

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LMS Patriot Project

The project was launched in April 2008 at the Llangollen Railway's Spring Gala. A fundraising campaign began and the two main frame plates were cut on 31st March 2009, at Corus Steel, Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. The cutting of the frames signified the start of the construction of a new steam locomotive. This would later be named 'The Unknown Warrior' when a competition was held in Steam Railway magazine.

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Photographs Of The Waverley Express

The Waverley, originally called the Thames–Forth Express, is the name of an express passenger train operating on the Midland Main Line from London St Pancras to Edinburgh Waverley .

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