Royal Review at Nunckley Hill…..

The Court Circular for Thursday 24 July announced that HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, had visited the Nunckley Hill and Rothley Community Centre. That bald statement covered the massive event of the year at the end of the Mountsorrel branch for Director Steve Cramp and his organising team when the Duke, with the newly…

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NRM came and went….

A somewhat unexpected event was the arrival on site at Ruddington of an inspecting delegation from the Science Museum and its subsidiary the National Railway Museum. The objective was to inspect the NRM Barnum, stabled at the Heritage Centre and to start the discussion regarding its future. With the methodical progress on the Trust’s first…

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We wanted Brass taps – but then…..

A tale of the unexpected…..! That specialist period sanitary ware and collector of fittings and etceteras from way back, with fascinating catalogues going back into the late 1800s when lavatories were being incorporated into passenger carriages (so that compulsory comfort stops were avoided – so speeding train journeys), our friend Simon Kirby produced for us…

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Treasures abound ….

It’s the same on every heritage railway. We have all seen it! There is a need to find space for the gleanings of enthusiasts for treasures – all sorts of kit going for a song, that might be useful! There is no difference at Ruddington – but every minute secure and undercover space is invaluable…

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Sponsorship – Yes Please!

We need all the funding help that you can spare! As the Barnum rebuild gathers momentum, yes please(!), your interest in sponsoring its determined return to operational passenger service will be so encouraged! We are grateful for the offers to help fund the new oil pads required for each of the 8 axle boxes –…

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