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Spotted Today – 37116

37116Breaston, 3 April 2021 Spotted today, 37116 (the former D6816, built in 1963 by English Electric at Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows) passing Breaston (between Long Eaton and Spondon stations) with train 3M03, the 10.52 Colas Rail/Network Rail test train from Dollands Moor Sidings to Derby R.T.C. The five coach train was made up of Brake Force … Continue reading “Spotted Today – 37116”

On St. David’s Day – The Great Little Trains of Wales (Trenau Bach Arbennig Cymru)

Or two of them at least! 2013 saw me pay visits to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (W&LLR) and the Talyllyn Railway (TR), two of the eleven ‘Great Little Trains of Wales’. Opened in 1903 the 2ft 6in gauge W&LLR has its headquarters at Llanfair Caereinion in Powys and still operates services with the … Continue reading “On St. David’s Day – The Great Little Trains of Wales (Trenau Bach Arbennig Cymru)”

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