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New wick in the Wickhams

Wicked Wickhams
30 November 2014

The two Wickham cars can now be coupled together safely so we took them for a test run to Amberley and back.

Autumn Industrial Trains Day

Industrials Day
12 October 2014

Our visitor for Industrial Trains in October came courtesy of Tony from Bredgar who brought his newly acquired Simplex (MR7037/1936) from the recently demised Bolton Fell Peatworks Railway in Cumbria.

Lister testing - August 2014

Other jobs included work to improve the reliability of our two Lister Railtrucks. Watch this video to see how well we did.

On target for 2015's Listermania event.

Townsend Hook - update

Townsend Hook
July - August 2014

The cosmetic restoration of our 1880 Fletcher Jennings 0-4-0T Townsend Hook has proceeded slowly but surely to the extent that the boiler is now back on the frames and painted black, and the side tanks have been patched.

It started with an email ...

The Bread Bin
July 2014

Towards the end of 2013 an email was received from the Moseley Railway Trust. "Can we borrow your WWI Simplex loco please? And a wagon.". Read on to find out why and what happened next.

Amberley Platform Rebuilt

Amberley platform rebuilt
November 2013 - March 2014

After we relaid the track into the station in early 2012 (see news item here), the platform at Amberley was too low for comfort so with a grant from the Friends of Amberley Museum, we were able to rebuild and raise it.

Canal wharf replaces railway loading platform. What?!

January 2014

2014 started wet - and for the first time in a number of years flooding in the
De Witt Kilns covered most of the standard gauge sidings.

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Gerry Cork & Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre - August 2014