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Aug 11

VoBR Magazine No 3 Autumn 2016

D2069 Class 03 Shunter

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Class 03 diesel shunters were once British Rail’s (BR) most successful 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters and very common in yards all over the country due to their lightweight and short…

7069

7069 Painting

7069 is one of a class of 10 Diesel Electric Shunters (nos.7069 to 7078) built for the LMS in 1935 by English Electric and is…

4F 4027

Shotblasted 4F cylinder block

The Railway is currently restoring the National Railway Museum’s Fowler class 4F steam locomotive, number 4027, which was the first steam engine to be built by…

WPR No. 15

No15 Firebox

WPR No. 15 was built as an Austerity tank engine by Andrew Barclay in 1945 for the Ministry of Defence. In 1964 it was sold…

Sturgeon

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Work is underway by our volunteers to refurbish this wagon, known as a Sturgeon. These 50 ton vehicles were built from 1952 and were a modified…

Signal Posts

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As part of the plan to open a Heritage Railway along the Sharpness branch line, the Vale of Berkeley Railway will need to re-install a good…

Nov 20

Signal Posts

Signal Posts As part of the plan to open a Heritage Railway along the Sharpness branch line, the Vale of Berkeley Railway will need to re-install a good number of GWR & LMS signal posts. Whilst we’ve managed to already obtain a few, recently we’ve been very lucky with donations of signal posts. Rangeworthy GWR Signal …

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Iron Ore Hopper Wagon

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M691781 20 ton hopper wagon was built in 1937 for the LMS Railway to diagram D1941. Nearly 2500 of these iron ore wagons were built,…

Aug 16

Hot, Sunny & Succesful Show

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The Vale of Berkeley Railway and 44901 Kingmoor Black 5 had a very successful weekend at the excellent Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza show in South Cerney. The Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) certainly know how to put on a good show.         We had an excellent location, near to …

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