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WATTRAIN Newsletter July & August 2019

Tim Fischer Obituary Special

  • Posted On: 8 September 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the sad passing of Tim Fischer, Founding Member and Patron of WATTRAIN. So this edition of the newsletter will be given over, in the main, to an obituary (written by David Morgan, President Emeritus of WATTRAIN) and other comments and expressions from friends and colleagues..

Plans for Grantown steam railway return to be unveiled.(https://www.strathspey-herald.co.uk)

  • Posted On: 30 August 2019

Residents in the strath are being urged to attend a consultation to help keep plans on track to bring back steam locomotives to Grantown.

The Strathspey Railway Charitable Trust is to unveil plans tomorrow for the final phase of plans to connect Aviemore and the Strathspey capital by rail once more.


Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Eurail Pass.(Fodor's Travel)

  • Posted On: 29 August 2019
A question many travelers ask themselves before embarking on a cross-European journey is “Should I buy the Eurail Pass?” Starting in 2019, changes to the pass in regard to pricing, flexibility, and the addition of new partner countries means that now might be a good time to get on board.

Young Members Take Over Talyllyn Railway for Two Days.(BusinessNewsWales)

  • Posted On: 21 August 2019

Talyllyn Railway passed much of its operation over to its Young Members Group (YMG) last weekend.

The popular Mid Wales railway was staffed by many young members who drove and fired the locomotives, worked the blockposts and guarded the trains on Friday and Saturday.


The eco friendly steam locomotive living up to its name Green Dragon.(ChronicleLive.co.uk)

The eye catching locomotive on the South Tynedale Rail is powered by wood briquettes and not coal

  • Posted On: 20 August 2019

When the railways began carving through the countryside in the 19th century it was a major culture shock for people who had previously only known horse power.

The locomotives, with their fire and steam, must have appeared dragon-like to what was still a largely rural country.

Today, one of the steam engines on the South Tynedale Railway is called Green Dragon – but is part of a drive by the heritage line operation to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, surrounded as it is by a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.


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