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Jamie Duggan

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Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.

Steam locomotive 4253’s Boiler to be restored by HBSS – January...

The 4253 Locomotive Company have released an update on their Great Western Railway 4200 Class No.4253, which will see 4253's boiler head to Heritage Boiler Steam Services (HBSS) for restoration.

Restoration Update on Canadian Pacific Project’s coaches

The Canadian Pacific Project has released an update on the restoration work being carried on their Southern Railway Bulleid-designed coaches.

Churnet Valley set to run take 2 of historic event

The Churnet Valley Railway (CVR) are looking forward to their Super Power Weekend Take 2, which will see two very special events take place.

Dartmoor Railway Supporters Association release statement about potential sale

The Dartmoor Railway Supporters’ Association (DRSA) has released a statement regarding the Dartmoor Railway which is currently being advertised for sale.

Update on GWR steam locomotives 6984 Owsden Hall and 6989 Wightwick...

An update has been released on the restoration of Great Western Railway 6959 'Modified Hall' Class No.6984 "Owsden Hall" and maintenance on No.6989 "Wightwick Hall".

LMS Stanier 8F steam locomotives – Class Information

An essential class in Stanier's Locomotive Policy for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), the 8F would later become the standard freight engine during War World 2 (WW2).

Steam locomotive 403 Victor to visit the North Tyneside Steam Railway

The North Tyneside Steam Railway has announced that W.G Bagnall 0-6-0ST "New Standard 18" Class No.403 "Victor" is to visit their gala in May 2020.

Steam locomotive 4110 arrives at the East Somerset Railway for restoration

The East Somerset Railway has announced that Great Western Railway 5101 'Large Prairie' Class No.4110 has arrived at their Cranmore Works to begin restoration of the engine.

Restoration Update on steam locomotive 35011 General Steam Navigation – January...

2019 saw the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society make great progress on the restoration of Southern Railway 'Merchant Navy' Class No. 21C11/35011 "General Steam Navigation"

East Lancs to put on numerous Flying Scotsman experiences when it...

2020 will see world-famous London and North Eastern Railway 'A3' Class No.60103 "Flying Scotsman" visit the East Lancashire Railway across the year, giving you plenty of times and ways to enjoy your day with "Flying Scotsman".

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