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  1. lil Bear posted a new thread.

    [Oct 20, 2017] CVR25 Anniversary Gala (Churnet Valley Railway)

    Join us for a celebration of the Churnet Valley Railway which was officially created on 30th October 1992 as Goldenlaunch PLC. Over the weekend of 20/21/22 October 2017 the line will hold its own 25th Birthday Party with a selection of...

    Forum: Galas and events

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:26 PM
  2. lil Bear replied to the thread Re-opening Irlam - Timperley CLC Line.

    I'm still trying to work out where all these spare locos are. From my experience there's more railways than suitable locos available!

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:18 PM
  3. lil Bear liked Spamcan81's post in the thread SVR Spring Steam Gala 17th-20th March 2017.

    34081 ran without nameplates from being out shopped in September 1948 until she was repainted from malachite into BR mud dark green so it is historically accurate to run her in her current livery without nameplates and squadron badges. A BB...

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:14 PM
  4. lil Bear liked meeee's post in the thread Trawsfynydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway.

    The Conway Valley is very much the place to be at the moment. A multitude of new attractions have sprung up in a few short years. The Festiniog has seen a real benefit from this, particularly the number of people catching the train from Bleanau....

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:11 PM
  5. lil Bear liked Fireline's post in the thread 4253 Restoration.

    It's great to see after everyone's efforts, and worth bearing in mind that she is a bit further ahead than she looks in the pics. Various bits had to come off the frames in order to make them easier to move, and allow access to the wheels. The...

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:09 PM
  6. lil Bear replied to the thread 2017 Special Events.

    Featuring 80136 from reports elsewhere.

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:09 PM
  7. lil Bear liked flaman's post in the thread Rolling Stock For Sale.

    Not sure that I follow you:confused:! If you are saying that there is only one GER luggage composite extant, I'm afraid that you're mistaken. We have one at Mangapps, until recently had another which is now at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway, there...

    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:07 PM
  8. lil Bear replied to the thread Churnet Valley Railway.

    5197 wasn't being worked too hard being fresh into traffic. Should be in better form for May.

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:52 AM
  9. lil Bear replied to the thread SVR Spring Steam Gala 17th-20th March 2017.

    Fund-raiser to paint the Maroons Green? Unless someone can find a rake of Maunsells/Bulleids down the back of the Sofa... :P

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:51 AM
  10. lil Bear liked KristianGWR's post in the thread SVR Spring Steam Gala 17th-20th March 2017.

    [MEDIA] My footage from the Saturday and Sunday. Highlights for me were 41312 on load 7 with the LMS set, 1450 on the toplights, and 34053 on load 10 up Eardington Bank!

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:48 AM
  11. lil Bear liked Spamcan81's post in the thread SVR Spring Steam Gala 17th-20th March 2017.

    Unsurprisingly 34081 was the star of the show for me and my fellow BBLS members so here's a couple from Sunday followed by a few from Monday's photo charter. Sandy Lane [img]34081 Sandy Lane Severn Valley Railway by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:48 AM
  12. lil Bear liked M59137's post in the thread 9F 92134: Is it still progressing?.

    Hmmmm, I've been told that for this engine every few years now for about the last 15 years! I've also been told that elsewhere as well! I wish them luck with the continued restoration and I've no doubt it will steam again, but when and where...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:47 AM
  13. lil Bear liked Nigel Day's post in the thread The Train from Spain - RERPS.

    Whilan beck is the name. Caladoian blue is the livery.

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:42 AM
  14. lil Bear replied to the thread Fancy volunteering?.

    Churnet Valley Railway are hosting a Volunteer Open Day on Sunday 2nd April. No need to pre-book, just turn up and see if there is an opportunity that interests you....

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM
  15. lil Bear replied to the thread Swanage Railway 'Strictly Bulleid' Gala, 31 March - 2 April 2017.

    An announcement of the evening tickets has been made on Facebook (should be viewable to all, inc non-fbk users). https://www.facebook.com/events/1753282064935156/permalink/1813856248877737/

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:39 AM