Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Roaring Monster takes on Shap

It’s true to say that there’s never a dull day at work, but theyn ,it’s not all play either. Yesterday was one of those pleasant days where I was out of the office – and yes, the emails began to … Continue reading

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Loan check with a difference

At the kind invitation of Simon Layfield, I went down to the Rutland Railway Museum at Cottesmore today to see the NRM’s restored 1954 Shildon built Iron Ore Tippler wagon finally lettered and, surprise, surprise, in use for a photographic … Continue reading

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A day on the road

This morning I pointed the trusty van south and ended up not far off the M1 looking at this 2 foot gauge Hudswell Clarke, Number 1238 for conservation and restoration advice purposes. A real challenge which I know its owners … Continue reading

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It feels like it’s been a long week…

In a week dominated by the news that Mallard is moving to Shildon for a year or so, and that has been greeted with mixed feelings, I will begin with a rare break from my decision not to state personal … Continue reading

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Railway Ribaldry

This week has seen some further additions to the NRM’s image collections in the form of five pen and ink drawings by William Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944) – which the museum has purchased at auction. The drawings came from … Continue reading

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Tornado, Mallard & Shildon

Pending a full update/report from this week if I get chance, here’s today’s big news – on 23rd June, new build A1 pacific “Tornado” will haul NRM icon, A4 pacific “Mallard” from York to Shildon up the East Coast Main … Continue reading

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