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Foreign Language Brochures

You are welcome to download our Guide To Your Journey brochures in the following languages: Chinese – Hong Kong (PDF) Chinese (PDF) Japanese (PDF) Korean (PDF) Taiwanese (PDF) German (PDF) English (PDF) Alternatively, you can use Google Translate to assist you when reading this website.

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Garratt Happenings: The NG/G16 129 August Update

Work moves on apace with NG/G16 129, including the following tasks: Removal of boiler from the cradle to enable final installation of all the steam, exhaust and water pipework, as well as insulating and cladding the boiler. Superheaters and main steam pipes have been fitted in the smokebox (above and below). Work on the sanding…

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216 NQR; The Finishing Touches

Hugh Markwick and the workshop volunteer team have now completed work on the restoration of 216 NQR. Above, 2 of the team pose in the sun at Emerald with the finished wagon. The bodywork, drop doors, drawgear and fitting up of the air brake pipework all took place in the Belgrave workshop. Once complete,  the…

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Scavenging The Last Remaining….

Mention has been made previously of the need to manufacture more bogies for our rolling stock. Many are now approaching the end of their useful life, with frames and axleboxes being condemned after a lifetime of wear and tear. The new rolling stock project involves the manufacture of 12 new carriages, and therefore 24 bogies,…

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Emergency Surgery For Thomas

During 2016, the decision was taken to trial moving the Day Out with Thomas event to Gembrook, starting with the spring season, thus inaugurating Gembrook as the railways new centre of special events. Locomotives and rolling stock were transferred in the Down direction on a Friday evening, and back again on Sunday evening at the…

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Latest News From The NG/G Corner

With 4 fitters now employed full time on the restoration of NG/G16 129, momentum is gathering and what has, until recently, resembled a large kit of parts, is slowly coming together as this latest progress report shows. The piston valves have been assembled and trial fitted into the valve chests (above). Following overhaul, the 8…

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