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WD 90775 Boiler Lifted

26th October 2012

WD 90775 moved a step closer to overhaul with the removal of her boiler at Weybourne on Friday 26th October.

The locomotive's boiler has been removed to allow it to be inspected at Chatham Steam in Kent to allow an assesment on what work is required. The locomotive failed a boiler inspection in 2009 and has not steamed since.

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Avon Valley Gala Appearance for J15

22nd October 2012

The M&GN Society's J15 7564 was in service for the Avon Valley Railway's end of season gala over the weekend of the 20th & 21st October 2012.

7564 worked a variety of passenger and freight trains over the four mile line and was a popular visitor.

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J15 on hire to the Avon Valley

15th October 2012

The M&GN Society's J15, no.7564 will be on hire to the Avon Valley Railway for an extended stay from mid-October through to early January. The locomotive will feature in their 'End of Season Gala' on the 20th & 21st October. The locomotive will then stay on the Railway to work their Santa and Christmas special trains.

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Members' Day 2012

6th October 2012

Saturday 6th October saw members of the M&GN Society enjoy the third annual Society members' day. In service were B12 8572, hauling the Quad-Arts, Class 31 D5631 on a Mk.I set and J15 7564 on the 'Society Special' with four Joint Heritage Coach Fund vehicles in tow, including M&GN No.129.

The day was very well patronised, with over 400 members enjoying free travel on the Railway for the day.

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Joint Line Refreshed for Issue 155

1st October 2012

Joint Line, the journal of the M&GN Society has been given a new look for Issue 155.

The journal will now be printed in a 260mm x 190mm format, which is slightly larger than the existing edition. Joint Line has gone through a number of changes over the years which has seen it move from a few articles to the high quality, award winning publication of today.

Issue 155 also marks a first for the publication - it is now in full colour throughout.

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The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society is the supporting charity of (and major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway, which operates a 5¼ mile heritage railway from Sheringham to Holt.

The Society actively works to preserve, display and operate a wide range of historical artefacts which include four steam locomotives and many unique carriages and wagons.

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