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Kingmore Black 5 moves to Sharpness

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  We’re delighted to be able to announce that on the 10th December 44901 moved to Sharpness Engine Shed, the current home of the fledgling Vale of Berkeley Railway, where we soon hope to be able to start her restoration. For the last few years she’s been safely stored away until a suitable home could be found. …

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Julie West’s Finished Painting of 44901 on Beattock


Many of you who have visited our sales stand last year will have seen accomplished railway artist Julie West working on her picture of 44901 in action on Beattock Summit, pulling a mixed freight train with a banker assisting in the rear. I’ve watched with fascination and admiration over the last few months as the …

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Donation of 45445’s Pressure Gauge


We’ve very kindly been donated a pressure gauge for the Kingmoor Black 5 by Mr Metcalfe. Originally it came from scrapped Black 5 45445 whilst at Carnforth. This will look absolutely splendid in the cab and it’s fitting that one day it’ll be used as was intended. Many thanks to Mr Metcalfe for his kind …

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Lucky Raffle Winner


The lucky winner of our weekends raffle prize of a Hornby OO Gauge Royal Scot ‘Scots Guardsman’ was ticket number 32, Mr N Gilbert. Congratulations to Mr Gilbert who’ll be receiving his prize in the post in the next few days. Many thanks to all of you who entered and visited our stand over the …

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Warley National Model Railway Exhibition


This year was our first visit to the Warley Model Railway Exhibition and I hope it won’t be out last. We had a really good show, met lots of new people all of whom are genuinely pleased to hear that the last Black 5 locomotive to leave Barry Scrapyard  is to be restored. Julie’s live …

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44901 in action on Beattock Summit


Julie West, one of our members who’s also a transport artist, has started a fantastic portrait of 44901 with a mixed freight train and banker on the climb to  Beattock Summit. She’ll continue the picture by adding detail over the next few weeks where we hope to have an idea as to how much prints …

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Kingmoor Black 5 Stand at Severn Valley Railway Gala

This year our fund raising stand will be attending a number a galas, with the first being the Severn Valley railway Gala on the 21st to 23rd March. We will have our stand under the canopy at Kidderminster station so please come along and find out more about the project.

Cinderella Will Go To The Ball

Just in case anyone is concerned, the article in Heritage Railway, Issue 179 “Time for a Barry dose of realism?” (on page 66), which mentions the status of 44901 project, is not correct. As I’m sure you can see the project to restore this loco is alive and well, the web site and facebook pages …

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New Oil Pot Castings

More parts for 44901, a new set of brass oil pot castings which were recently ordered now means we have pretty much all the oil pots required for the loco. For more details and a fuller picture on parts obtained please take a look at the “Restoration” page.

More Sales Stand Success


At the end of July, Kingmoor Black 5 sales stand was in attendance at the GWSR Diesel Gala and raised a further £300 from the sales of books, tools & railwayana. It was great to see Emily (12) and Daniel (9) enjoying themselves helping to raise money for the project whilst Julie was painting in …

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