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Getting the Barnum tanked up…. 

Yes, we are on the road again - but still off site, reports Trustee Roger Penson of the Nottingham-based Rolling Stock Trust.  Despite the restrictions, we have started the first of the two core actions on Barnum no.228, prior to the return of the two rebuilt bogies...

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What on Earth is EMRT…..?

Now you can find out more about Ruddington where the Rolling Stock Trust is based and the EMRT – yes, the East Midlands Railway Trust. This may be a surprise to many but it is the charity which actually owns the Centre there – and GCR(N) which operates the trains over...

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Barnum – next stage of rebuild 

“We have hung back long enough but we have to be patient a bit longer for the next stages of build of the Barnum no.228,” says Mike Lang, our build supremo. “Actual next stages of rebuild cannot occur until we have the two heavy overhauled bogies, then with new leaf...

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Barnum – Big moves ahead…..! 

“We are counting the days until we have the two totally rebuilt bogies back from Nemesis Rail, for reinstalling under our Barnum no.228 at Ruddington,” says Mike Lang, Trustee of the Rolling Stock Trust. “Their arrival will start a major move in more ways than...

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That Barnum bogie corrosion…

One of the bogies of Barnum no.228 is in much more corroded state than the other, reports Mike Lang, RST Trustee and Project Manager. That has been the assessment made at the repair shop of Nemesis Rail at Burton on Trent where shortage of resources has resulted in...

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