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The Great Gathering: a remarkable reunion of locomotives and boilers.

Whatever its fame and history, a locomotive can also be seen as a collection of skilfully designed, manufactured and maintained components. The frames of a locomotive are often considered the source of its identity, with other parts frequently swapped between … Continue reading

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Mallard 75: moving a loco 75 feet sideways and 1800 miles east

How to move something that weighs over 100 tons 75 feet sideways and then about 1800 miles to Halifax, Canada – over twice the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats? So that then all you need to do is … Continue reading

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