News

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...

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Vacuum brake cylinders – bulk purchase?

As the work progresses on the underframe and running gear – especially as there is quite a lot of missing kit on Barnum no.228 at Ruddington – the search is on for metalworkers to produce the brake actuation rodding and hangers, then to seek suppliers of dynamo and...

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Barnum Bogies out – and rolling….!

Hot off the Press – the latest from Ruddington - and the Rolling Stock Trust..... In a supreme effort of concentration, and thanks to the loan of jacks and stands from RVP, our Barnum no.228, at the Ruddington Heritage Centre, has been lifted sufficiently to enable...

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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...

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Barnum – Pushing on with our first sliding door…

The central partition of Barnum no.228 features a classic sliding door – again. This is the result of the re-insertion of the partition between the two halves of the passenger accommodation of this 64-seat carriage. Clues on the recovered door show that a brass band...

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Taking the Barnums to the Flicks!

We are looking for help in begging, borrowing, stealing from anywhere and anyone who has – any and every movie clip of the stately Barnums at work during their short lives with GCR, LNER or British Rail – that is from 1910 to the 1950s. And permission to publish, of...

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Well it must move…..easily

Part of the preparation to move the Barnum carriage at Ruddington is to top up the oil in the axle boxes to ensure that each wheel set turns easily when the time comes for its first vital shunt since arrival 20 years ago, across to the other side of the Engineering...

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We have separation – first Barnum partition….

First work on erecting the central partition which features a sliding door of the saloon of Barnum no.228 is helping to solve quite a number of detail issues which have been complicated by the lack of the original drawings. While the doors themselves are relatively...

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