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The Great Gathering: a remarkable reunion of locomotives and boilers.

Whatever its fame and history, a locomotive can also be seen as a collection of skilfully designed, manufactured and maintained components, with the locomotives frames often considered the source of its identify, and other parts frequently swapped between different locomotives … Continue reading

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Picture(s) of the week: a special day for the Shildon Works Band

Photographic volunteer Anne McLean selects her favourite photos from our collection. There are 1000s more photos to browse – all free for personal use under a Creative Commons license – on our main photos page. 8 November 1949 was a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tenders

Happy New Year to all our readers – lots going on and only three weeks into 2011! I’ll try to let you know about everything as it happens. We’ve have had the Class 306 electric unit go to Eastleigh for … Continue reading

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Record Breakers Cab It weekend at Shildon – featuring APT-E

This weekend at Shildon sees the re-launch of the APT-E support group at the twice yearly Cab It event. More details on the Cab It! event page (note that, contrary to an earlier press release, Kit Spackman’s talk will now … Continue reading

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Gresley Gala at Shildon – preview part 2

Just a quick update and preview in the midst of shunting and lighting fires. If you needed a reason to come to Shildon this weekend for the 6th annual Steam Gala, then see if these photos persuade you – a … Continue reading

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Shildon Steam Gala Prelude

One of the highlights each year in the calendar at Locomotion is the annual Shildon Steam Gala. This year is a bit of a celebration – not only of the 6th anniversary of opening and recent millionth visitor, but also the … Continue reading

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Shildon’s 1 millionth visitor(s)

Yesterday was a special day for the National Railway Museum at Shildon: the sister museum to the NRM at York racked up 1,000,000 visitors – 10 years ahead of schedule. NRM Director Steve Davies and Durham County Council’s Rosemary Laxton … Continue reading

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