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Since Graham Mor­ris repa­tri­ated Avon­side 0-4-0T Elidir in 2006, eight of the nine lo­co­mo­tives ex­ported Two of the Vale of Rhei­dol’s 2-6-2Ts are off to War­ley Na­tional Model Rail­way Ex­hi­bi­tion at Birm­ing­ham’s NEC on Novem­ber 25/26. No. 9 Prince of Wales will be dis­played in com­plete form, while un­der-restora­tion No. 7 Owain Glyn­dwr will be dis­played as-is, to show vis­i­tors how a lo­co­mo­tive is con­structed. Apart from trips to works for over­hauls, the VoR lo­co­mo­tives (D)

to the USA and Canada have re­turned to their home­land. The last one over­seas is Hun­slet 0-4-0ST Gertrude. It have rarely left their home rail­way. No. 9 was shown off at the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum, York, from Novem­ber 1982 to Fe­bru­ary 1983, and worked the Bre­con Moun­tain Rail­way’s Santa trains in De­cem­ber 1992. No. 7 has been out of ser­vice for 18 years. The VoR’s new­lyre­stored Hun­slet 0-4-0ST Mar­garet has moved to Devil’s Bridge to serve as the sea­son’s ‘driver for a fiver’ en­gine. PRESENT LO­CA­TION Leighton Buz­zard Rail­way Beamish Mu­seum Stat­fold Barn Rail­way Bala Lake Rail­way Beamish Mu­seum Beamish Mu­seum Stat­fold Barn Rail­way Stat­fold Barn Rail­way

cur­rently re­sides in a Toronto mu­seum, and has been sec­tioned to show how a steam lo­co­mo­tive works. Diana Diana Diana’s The Welsh­pool & Llan­fair Light Rail­way has agreed terms to turn a for­mer fac­tory into its new work­shop de­vel­op­ment. Con­tracts were ex­changed on May 20 for the prop­erty, which is on the in­dus­trial es­tate along­side the rail­way’s Llan­fair Caere­in­ion lo­co­mo­tive shed and fea­tures ad­di­tional car park­ing space (SR451). It was put on the mar­ket ear­lier this year for £295,000. The WLLR has yet to de­cide whether or not to de­mol­ish the build­ing later this year and start afresh. The new fa­cil­ity will be­come an erect­ing, ma­chine, wood­work and paintshop, and it will at Llanuwch­llyn also had to be raised. Diana’s first sea­son on the BLR will be cel­e­brated free up space at Tan­l­lan for stor­age. The cur­rent work­shop will be­come a vis­i­tor cen­tre. Agree­ment has also been reached to sell Re­sita 0-8-0T No. 764.425 back to rail­way ma­te­ri­als sup­plier Ge­org Ho­ce­var, based in Graz, Aus­tria, for restora­tion. The WLLR ac­quired the en­gine from him in 2007, but it is un­able to cope with the rail­way’s gra­di­ents and has been out of ser­vice for three years. Mr Ho­ce­var is also tak­ing the chas­sis of Re­sita 0-8-0T No. 764.423, which has not run since it was given to the WLLR in 2004. It had been im­ported for the pro­posed Yst­wyth Val­ley Rail­way scheme. with an event on Au­gust 26-29. Res­i­dent lo­co­mo­tives will be joined by Hun­slet 0-4-0ST Velin­heli.

The Apedale Val­ley Light Rail­way’s Hudson 0-6-0WT No. 104 in ac­tion dur­ing the Mose­ley Rail­way Trust’s sec­ond ‘Tracks to the Trenches’ event in May. One of sev­eral vis­i­tors to the event, the Green­sand Rail­way Mu­seum Trust’s Bald­win 4-6-0T No. 778, is in the back­ground. P = PEN­RHYN D = DINORWIC The Fair­bourne Rail­way cel­e­brated its cen­te­nary on May 28-30 with vis­it­ing lo­co­mo­tives which ran on the rail­way be­fore it was con­verted to 12¼in gauge in 1986. Bas­sett-Lowke 4-4-2 Count Louis is on the demon­stra­tion track with guest en­gine 2-4-2 Katie on the rear. The first 15in gauge lo­co­mo­tive to run on the line, Bas­sett-Lowke 4-4-2 Prince Ed­ward of Wales (now King Ge­orge), was on static dis­play as its restora­tion is still in progress. Proud owner Phil Ma­son is at the con­trols of Kerr, Stu­art 0-4-0T Diana on May 14, its first day in ser­vice on the Bala Lake Rail­way.

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