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ISSN: 1466-0180

Cover: The railways are back in operation for a new and hopefully more normal season and seeing promising early loadings. David

Lloyd-Jones caught Beyer Peacock no 13 ‘Kissack’ at Keristal near Port Soderick, heading south on the first day of Isle of Man Steam Railway services on 4th March, his birthday! The inset, by Gerry Balding, shows Sharp Stewart 2-4-0T ‘Blyth’, newly completed for the Southwold Railway Trust.

NARROW GAUGE WORLD is published nine times per year. This issue on sale 29th April 2022 Next issue published 27th May 2022

Issue No 165 May 2022

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CONTENTS

05 First Lines Milestone for our Editor

06 Headline News Lines battle to beat coal issue

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07 UK News New and old at Talyllyn and Corris

16 World News Harz loses half-million passengers

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18 Waite’s World Fears for Ukrainian children’s line

21 Narrower Lines One Ratty village, two stations

25 News Gallery Early season Galas pictured

30 Locomotives Chasing Nasmyths in India

34 New-build Narrow Gauge Southwold welcomes Blyth

36 Narrow Gauge Archeology First French Railway in China

37 New on the Narrow Gauge Corris and Talyllyn developments

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39 NG Modelling More 009 line on the Isle of Stoner

42 NG Modelling 16mm steam Peckett review

43 On the Shelf 009 Hunslets in colour

46 Viewpoint Penrhyn point and Awdry memories

47 NG Extra Quarry, roadside and the end of a line

49 Diary Plenty of trains and events in May

50 Encounters Quarry Hunslet in Lancashire

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