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Stapleford for the Bank Holiday

The weekend before our AGM on Sunday September 4 at Stapleford MR, the railway itself has an open weekend with showman’s engines, fairground organs and so forth, admission is £3 per adult per day and the event takes place on … Continue reading

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Membership secretary

The society is pleased to announce that Phil Devonport had agreed to take over as membership secretary. Phil who is also the society’s archivist for steam locomotives said that he is looking forward to the task and hopes that new … Continue reading

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Narrow Gauge News

Long run of Narrow Gauge News from No 207 March 1995 to No 334 ay 2016; 127 issues all in very good condition (as can be seen from the photo of a few copies). It includes some of the special … Continue reading

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Ropley Miniature Railway

The 10 1/4 inch gauge Ropley Miniature Railway runs alongside the Mid Hants Railway ‘The Watercress Line’. A previous line closed in August 2012 as the area needed to be redeveloped due to the arrival of the ‘Harry Potter’ footbridge … Continue reading

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A visit to Hastings

The 10 1/4 inch gauge Hastings Miniature Railway is a short walk from Hastings station and first opened in 1948. It is 600 yards long and has three stations at Marine Parade (opened 1959), East Beach Street Halt and Rock-A-Nore. … Continue reading

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Back on track after 50 years

Locomotives not seen for some 50 years have now been secured by the Royal Victoria Railway. Now on site at Netley near Southampton are three 10 1/4 locomotives, No 2006 March 1952 Curwen Atlantic and No 2011 1936 Bullock Pacific … Continue reading

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Locos at Watford’s Cassiobury Park

Jonathan James recently visited the 10 1/4 inch gauge Watford Miniature Railway in Cassiobury Park, a line which opened in 1959. The railway has only one station but comprises a complicated circuit including one level crossing. Trains were being operated … Continue reading

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