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On the Eve of the Armistice Centenary….

Saturday 10 November 2018 - On the eve of the Centenary of the Armistice of the Great War 1918 - What a highly charged day. Leith families turned out in hundreds to experience for themselves the type of carriage in which Grandfathers, great Uncles and friends had died...

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* WE ARE HEADING TO SCOTLAND *

If you have friends in Scotland and indeed around the City of Edinburgh and you want something very unusual, have a look carefully at this event organised by The Leith Trust for Friday and Saturday next week... You can see and admire the Quintinshill Memorial Carriage...

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***Coming to join the Barnum Update on the 27th..?***

By popular demand - we hope! - next Saturday morning 27 October at the Ruddington Heritage Centre, we are having an update on the rebuild of the Barnum no.228, where we are and what's next. We suggest that 10.00 hours to 12 noon would be ideal - on a walk-in when you...

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IMPORTANT PRESS INFORMATION

Date: 17 October 2018 Contact: Richard Tilden Smith - gcrrollingstocktrust@live.co.uk Kate Tilley – 07814 803184   Victorian Rail “Gem” Arrives in for Edinburgh for the Armistice Ceremony MEDIA CALL – MEDIA CALL: Friday 9thNovember from 9am to 11am at the...

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PRESS INFORMATION FROM GCR ROLLING STOCK TRUST

Date: 10 October 2018 Contact: Kate Tilley 07814 803184 or Richard Tilden-Smith: gcrrollingstocktrust@live.co.uk   Victorian “Gem of a Carriage” Booked for Sheffield'sArmistice Ceremony at Victoria Station Coming to the heart of the City of Sheffield to add focus to...

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New Faces aid Barnum rebuild It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mike Lang (Pictured centre, black tie), a leading light in Railway Vehicle Preservation (RVP to many), together with Nick Lang and Mark Robinson into the restoration team at Ruddington, to share...

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On board the Barnum, come Saturday 15 September…..

Now here is that double opportunity for you. We are opening the Barnum no.228 for your inspection to coincide with the annual reveal of progress on new build locomotive Parker 4-4-0 Class 2 no.567 – on Saturday 15 September from 10.00hours until midday at least.......

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Barnum moves on again…..

After a short intermission while the sides of the carriage were reconnected, all 16 panels of profiled teak board have now been fixed, despite the springing of the body sides, now corrected.  This reveals just how big the Barnum's interior saloons are compared with...

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Barnums….So we really need internal ventilation ?

There has been some heavy thinking going on about what we should provide for the travelling public when each of the Barnums is hopefully returned to traffic – in quite a number of years yet. Do we need to apply piped services in the planning now? And how much...

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Sprung body-side delays teak cladding work on Barnum

Placing the teak boarding on the interior walls of the second of the two saloons of Barnum no.228 came to an unexpected halt recently when it was discovered that screws retaining two of the main forged steel brackets retaining the side of the carriage to the main...

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