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Red Devil Returns to Steam

By Chris NewmanJul 13, 2018AST News

It’s gratifying to report that Dave Wardale’s Class 26 4-8-4 “The Red Devil” is once again back on track.  On 4th July she moved under her own steam for the first time since August 2004, travelling from Worcester where she was overhauled, some 75 miles south to Cape Town.  Her boiler certificate will see her […]

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ASTT 2018 Autumn Conference – Advanced Notice

By Chris NewmanMay 19, 2018AST News

ASTT will hold its annual Autumn Conference over the weekend of 29/30 September 2018 on the theme “Building up Steam for the Future”.   The conference will be held once again at the Transport Museum meeting room in Bury, Greater Manchester, Lancashire. Like last year, the conference will combine presentations with an outside excursion – this […]

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News from China ….

By Chris NewmanMay 6, 2018AST News

ASTT member Liang Chenyuan has sent us a link to a video of an experiment carried out on steam locomotives in China recently. Chenyuan, who only recently joined ASTT, reports that the experiments were undertaken in 2017 by the Chuntian Company on QJ and SY locomotives owned by the Jitong Railway Company, which involved the […]

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Bevil’s Lunch Club

By Chris NewmanApr 12, 2018AST News, Website Updates

A new page has been added to the Members section of the website notifying members of the existence of the Bevil’s Lunch Club at which railway enthusiasts and professionals meet every week. Attendance and membership is  by  invitation only, however its meetings are both informal and highly informative.  ASTT members are encouraged to join. The […]

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ASTT 2018 Annual General Meeting

By Chris NewmanJan 7, 2018AST News

ASTT will hold its 2018 Annual General Meeting in the Bury Transport Museum at Bury, Lancs, on Saturday 3rd March.  All members are invited to attend. It is expected that following the AGM, a general meeting will be held for which members are invited to offer presentations on the topic; “If I was Chief Engineer […]

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