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5 First Lines
6The Secret Life of Russell Painstaking work on the only surviving locomotive from the original Welsh Highland Railway is revealing new light on its past. James Hewett, chairman of the WHR (Porthmadog), unravels a fascinating saga.
9Welsh Highland Update We report on the impressive progress being made on many fronts. Roll on 2009!
12Peruvian Narrow Gauge Bob Whetham, author of a new book on the subject, looks back at the many fascinating lines that were once a feature of northern Peru.
16The Locomotive Builders Andrew Neale turns his attention to the Leeds firm of Manning Wardle. It may have long gone but its memory will remain for many years into the future.
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23Gala Time at Kirklees A 15-inch gauge railway in West Yorkshire is ‘buzzing again’ under new ownership.
Two of its volunteers look forward to this September’s gala weekend,
26Rails through the Kangra Valley Don Gatehouse visits a line in northern India sandwiched between the majestic Himalayas and the Shivalik foothills.
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30Last of the Line Magic moments in Java with the last steam locomotive built in Britain for commercial purposes. Completed in 1971, it useda design dating from 1909!
32News and Views Home Happenings • World Scene • Narrow Gauge Mail
39 Much Sawing
42 Loxley Barton Falls
46 Models in Porthmadog
47 Trade Topics • Diary Dates
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