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D8001 and the Epping To Ongar Autumn Gala

September 19, 2017 - A rather depressing way to end the season, after a successful summer running at the Epping to Ongar Railway, we have had...
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MRT Indietracks 2017

August 02, 2017 - Welcome to this years 'Indietracks' festival at the Midland Railway Trust, Butterley, I can't think of another place whe...
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London Transport Weekend, Epping To Ongar Railway

July 19, 2017 - What do you need for a London Transport Themed Gala, well the Epping to Ongar Railway had it all Red Buses, a Central Li...
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First Test Runs for 20007

July 13, 2017 - This week 20007 emerged form the workshop at the Midland Railway following an extensive restoration for its first test r...
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Happy Sixtieth Birthday D8001

July 08, 2017 - Thursday 4th July 1957 was quite a special day in Milan Fiat unveiled their Nuova Chinquecento - the classic Fiat 500, M...
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Midland Railway Trust Diesel Gala

July 03, 2017 - Over the weekend of the 17th & 18th June 20205 took part in the Midland Railway Trust diesel gala along with the residen...
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Tomorrows Move to Ruislip

June 27, 2017 - Whilst there may no planned twenty hauled trains at the Midland Railway in July, it's still a good place to view our loc...
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Twenties At The North Norfolk Diesel Gala

June 15, 2017 - Our 20227 made its return to the North Norfolk Railway for the Summer Season to work at last weekends Diesel Gal with 20...
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Plans for the Summer

May 29, 2017 - Over the next few months we have plenty planned for our locomotives the operating days are summarised as follows - D800...
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Bank Holiday Running at Butterley

May 26, 2017 - If you are looking for a good day out this Bank Holiday weekend, you will get a warm welcome at the Midland Railway, But...
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Three To The Sea - Thirty Years On

May 01, 2017 - It's hard to believe that our sell out 'Three to The Sea' Railtour was Thirty years ago today. The tour ran from Sheffie...
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Loadbank Testing 20227

April 30, 2017 - 20227 was loadbank tested last Friday to smooth out the all or nothing power application which had been getting progress...
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The Ups and Downs Of The Epping to Ongar Spring Diesel Gala

April 25, 2017 - Finally, D8001 has worked its first gala at the Epping to Ongar Railway last weekend, but the weekend was not without it...
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The End Of the Line

April 18, 2017 - According to Wikipedia, Project Ongar was the code name for 'the end of the line' for post war Royal Navy Torpedo develo...
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First Trains In New London Transport Livery

April 17, 2017 - On Sunday 20227 debuted in its new London Transport red livery at the Midland railway Trust, Butterley, having been rece...
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D8001 Ready To Go...South

April 10, 2017 - After a very long day last Thursday all the faults on D8001 were finally resolved, the wiring to the firebell in the cab...
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Quite A Busy weekend...and First Glimpse of 227's Repaint

April 04, 2017 - The repaint of 20227 to London Transport red has just been completed at Boden's, Birmingham and transport has been arran...
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D8001 Back in Operation - Finally

March 28, 2017 - It's been a long time, but we are pleased to say D8001 is finally back in operation for the first time since September 2...
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Own a Piece Of 20227

February 13, 2017 - Here's your change to get your own piece of 20227, we are selling a coffee table skillfully made from the cylinder liner...
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The End Of The Line - That's The Central Line !!!

January 30, 2017 - Following last years successful visit of 20142 to the Epping to Ongar Railway, we are pleased to announce that D8001 has...
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Repaint Planned Finally Underway For 20227

January 23, 2017 - After being announced a year ago the repaint of 20227 is finally about to start. The London Transport Large Roundel red...
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London Underground Tour Class 20 Hauled to Quainton Road

January 15, 2017 - The Class 20 Loco Society as part of the 60th birthday celebrations of the locomotive class are delighted to be working...
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A Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2017

December 24, 2016 - We wish a Merry Christmas and our Best wishes for the New Year to all our members, associates and friends, thanking you...
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Epping to Ongar Autumn Diesel Gala 2016

October 11, 2016 - Michael Owens loco 20142 was one of the many attractions at the Autumn Diesel Gala at the Epping to Ongar Railway in Sep...
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Autumn Members Update

September 26, 2016 - Here is our latest and longest members update, covering the work preparing 20227 for its very successful Summer running...
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20057 Offered for Sale

September 12, 2016 - Our associate Michael Owen is proposing to offer 20057 for sale in part restored condition, the above photo shows work i...
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20142 at Epping Ongar Autumn Diesel Gala

September 11, 2016 - Despite featuring some early adverts for the Autumn Gala at the Epping to Ongar Railway featuring D8001, we have relucta...
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Straight Outta Cromer - 20227 To The Rescue

August 18, 2016 - A dozen stranded passengers were saved by 20227 and the North Norfolk Railway when their lunchtime train from Sheringham...
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North Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala - Diagrams for the weekend

June 10, 2016 - With 20227 running at the North Norfolk Railway Diesel Gala this weekend, please see the diagrams and running times for...
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Brian Lees - The First 35 Years

June 05, 2016 - Above - Members of the group pose with 20185 at Tinsley in 1987. Brian has been was there at day one when we discussed...
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Another anniversary - But a Pretty Special One

June 01, 2016 - It all started THIRTY FIVE YEARS ago, from the above small section of editorial in 'Railway World' the society started i...
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Thirty Years Ago Today - The Yorkshire Gyrator

May 02, 2016 - It hard to believe but our first railtour the almost legendary 'Yorkshire Gyrator' ran 30 years ago today... The tour r...
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Meanwhile Back In Zone 6

May 02, 2016 - Meanwhile back in Zone 6, the Epping to Ongar Railway had their Spring diesel gala on the 23rd and 24th April. Unfortuna...
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Late News Breaking - 227 on the Front Page

April 23, 2016 - 20227 has hit the headlines of the Eastern Daily Press knocking the St Georges Day Celebrations and the Mural of Mammoth...
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Arriving at Sheringham

April 22, 2016 - 20227 returned to the mainline yesterday, running light engine from the Midland Railway Centre to be welcomed at the Nor...
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20227 Ready For It's Summer By The Sea

April 11, 2016 - 20227 made a return to traffic this weekend operating a test train at the Midland Railway in readiness for its Summer Se...
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8001 Power Unit Refitted

March 21, 2016 - Finally, 8001/20001 has had its power unit re-fitted last week after a light overhaul and the generator repairs that cau...
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The End Of An Era - 20227 Repaint

March 13, 2016 - In the next few weeks a re-paint of 20227 should be starting bringing to an end it's period in London Underground LT150...
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20 Years Ago Today

February 02, 2016 - What were you doing 20 years ago today, according to archive copies of our magazine 20-20 Vision, Pip Dunn amongst other...
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Latest Members Update

January 02, 2016 - A Happy New year to you all, here is our latest members update covering events over the last few months and recent devel...
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Happy Christmas and Best Wishes For The New Year

December 23, 2015 - A Happy Christmas and Best wishes to all our members and followers for 2016, well we've had a quite a year, my highlight...
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Winter 2015 Fleet Update

December 01, 2015 - Over the past few months 20205 has continued to be on hire at Dagenham, for shunting and transferring Euro-tunnel freigh...
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August and September fleet Update

October 20, 2015 - The last couple of months have been busy for us and our loco's up and down the country, both 20227 and 205 returned to t...
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Latest Working Weekend and Loco News

August 16, 2015 - A lot was achieved last weekend following a couple of months cleaning and repainting the engine compartment of 20001 01...
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But Where's D8001 - Indietracks 2015

August 02, 2015 - Just for a change the diesels were turfed out of their shed at the Midland Railway Trust for the railway Centre's the an...
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It's All Good Man

July 04, 2015 - In addition to our fleet of locomotives we have also owned an LMS Brake Van for quite a few years, which needed some run...
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Annual General Meeting 2015

June 20, 2015 - Our biggest success of the year was the completion of the restoration of 20205, which allowed the popular ‘Mini Chopperf...
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May Members Update

June 09, 2015 - Apologies for lack of updates recently, here is our latest Members News Update, summarising our activities and latest ne...
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In Gorbachev We Trust - Twenty Five Years Ago Today

May 11, 2015 - Twenty five years ago today we were 'Russian Around In Yorkshire' behind 20010 and 20032 on our fifth railtour the our t...
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Thanks to whoever fixed the coach door handle - Latest Fleet Update

April 25, 2015 - As usual there is a lot going on up and down the country with our small fleet of loco's, its thanks to a dedicated band...
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20007 - From Ruddington With Love...

March 31, 2015 - We are proud to announce that Michael Owen has purchased 20007 the Roger Moore of the Class, for the group to be her cus...
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20001 Returns to Butterley and Locomotive Update

March 29, 2015 - After a rather long wait 20001 has returned to Butterley to have the generator repairs carried out. Lester and Steve wel...
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The February 2015 Members Update

February 28, 2015 - Welcome to our latest members update, Chris Stevenson summerises our activities over the last nine months covering the r...
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20205 Mainline Test Train and First Official Run at Midland Railway

February 06, 2015 - The mainline test train for 20205 had to be rescheduled and is now planned for Saturday 7th February, the loco will be p...
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20205 Latest - Restoration Nears Completion

February 03, 2015 - Following the top end overhaul at the end of last year, we had been running 20205 for around ten minutes under test it b...
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Get You Kicks on the A13 - 20227 at Ripple Lane

January 28, 2015 - 20227 is back is back in the old Class 20's old stomping ground of East London, the loco is currently on contract workin...
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January Working Members Meeting

January 27, 2015 - Our New Year Working Members meeting was held the other weekend at the Midland Railway to discuss planned work and propo...
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Pistons At Dawn - Your Chance to Get Some Exclusive Railwayana

December 27, 2014 - Not Impressed with the Socks you got on Christmas Day? now's the chance to avoid the sales and get what you really want.
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Happy Christmas And all The Best For 2015

December 24, 2014 - A Happy Christmas and best wishes for the the New Year for all our Members and followers. Well 2014 has certainly had it...
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20205 Top End Overhaul

December 08, 2014 - After some initial test runs, 20205 has been in for a major mechanical overhaul, the engine was purchased eighteen years...
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Restoration Update 20205, plus news on 227

November 21, 2014 - A lot of hard work done this weekend by Lee, Lester, Michael, Steve, Trev, Will, and Chris 227’s dodgy oil pump removed...
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Caption Competiton

November 01, 2014 - As Spotted by Lee and Trevor at the Midland Railway, the Buffer embedded in a tree has got be ideal for a caption contes...
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Straight Outta Greenford

October 11, 2014 - 20189 and 20142 continue their mainline exploits next weekend they will be hauling special trains on the Greenford Loop...
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Indietracks 2014, Midland Railway

August 26, 2014 - Indietracks 2014 continued to build on the the success of last year, with 3500 people visiting the railway over the week...
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Sound and Vision of 205 Running

August 23, 2014 - Following the recent successful starting of 20205 was recorded by Steve Moores, so sit back and enjoy 15 seconds of the...
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The Forgotten Twenty Restarted

July 28, 2014 - For the first time in more than three years 20205 - referred to as the forgotten Class 20 in Trains Illustrated, has bee...
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20205 Progress Update - Bogies Refitted

July 19, 2014 - The restoration of 20205 continues to make real progress with the the loco being lowered on to its restored bogies on 12...
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Traction - 20 Years Ago Today

July 08, 2014 - On the 9th July 1994 20227 was named 'Traction' at the official launch of the magazine at the Doncaster Works Gala. It w...
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June Working Weekend

June 29, 2014 - Another good weekends with seven members working to progress the restoration of 20205, there's still plenty of work to d...
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20189 and 20142 at Oakleigh Park

June 24, 2014 - Michael Owen's Loco's had a trip out on their own on the 17th June, 20189 and 20142 are seen passing through Oakleigh Pa...
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The May 2014 Members Update

June 07, 2014 - The attached members update records the highs and lows of a rather hectic few months since the end of last year, with co...
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Latest News 20227 Back on Mainline & 20205 Restoration

May 14, 2014 - After a couple of months at Barrow Hill being prepared 20227 makes a return to mainline running tomorrow on S stock trai...
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Transverse Objectives - AGM 2014

April 06, 2014 - This years AGM was a quieter affair than usual, but we were still able to discuss the important issues and plans for the...
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20205 Latest

April 03, 2014 - The restoration of 20205 is beginning to reach the stage where we are re-fitting more than we are removing, so real prog...
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Washford Heath, Ruslip and Ripley

March 08, 2014 - A quick update on the status of our loco's and the incredible amount of work that is being carried out, up and down the...
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Don't Look Back In Ongar

March 01, 2014 - We have had a number of invitations for both 20001 and 227 this Spring. Whilst final details are to be confirmed it look...
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20205 Progress Update

February 23, 2014 - The refurbishment of 20205 continues to move forward, in the last few weeks the power unit has been inspected and given...
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20001 at Boden Rail Latest

February 22, 2014 - Work is progressing well on 8001 at the very busy Boden Rail, Birmingham; the roof panels have been removed and everythi...
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January/February Working weekend

February 03, 2014 - This weekend eleven of our volunteers were at Butterley continuing to restore 20205. Highlights of the weekend included...
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20057 & 205 Restoration Latest

January 18, 2014 - What a way to start the New Year, 20057 arrived at the Midland Railway Trust, Butterley on the 13th January. The engine...
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Railex 2014 Exclusive

January 05, 2014 - The date for this years Railex Model Railway Exhibition at the Midland Railway Trust is the 16th & 17th August, the even...
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Mark II Update - Donate Now

December 30, 2013 - Following the post back in November, in addition to the work being carried out on 20205 and our other loco's, we have al...
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December Members Newsletter

December 15, 2013 - No-one said it was going to be easy!!! Chris Stevenson takes us through the societies sometimes manic activity over the...
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8001 On The Move

December 01, 2013 - 8001 will be on the move again, this time not under her own power, on Wednesday she will be collected from the Nene Vall...
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November Working Weekend

November 30, 2013 - Our working weekend of the 23 and 24th November was dedicated progressing work on 20205, currently she looks quite spect...
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December LT Heritage Trains

November 29, 2013 - The LT150 Events are the gift that keeps on giving, now its time for the Early Christmas Present. On Sunday 8th December...
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Railways Illustrated Article

November 17, 2013 - We seem to have taken over Railways Illustrated for their December Issue, with a two page editorial feature on the group...
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