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ISSN: 1466-0180

Cover: Well-known loco, new location. Manning Wardle 0-6-2T no 1877, previously known as

‘Chevallier’ and a loco that has run at various locations around the UK, is now in Romania on the Sibiu to Agnita line. In this issue Fairbourne Railway chief engineer Harry Billmore describes the unique appeal of footplate duties on a Romanian preservation project. The inset shows a train on the Isle of Man Railway – this month we dissect a far-reaching report on the future of the

Manx railways. Photos: David Rowbotham and Joey Evans

NARROW GAUGE WORLD is published nine times per year. This issue on sale 23rd February 2024 Next issue published 26th April 2024

Issue No 182 March – April 2024

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05 First Lines A night out in Brighton

06 Headline News Fire Queen on the move

CONTENTS

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07 UK News Dougal on the way back

14 News Focus Isle of Man railways – what next?

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16 World News Eight steam in Japan

20 Waite’s World Exmoor locos on the 10¼

24 Inside the Narrow Gauge Busy winters away from the public

25 News Gallery Winter slumbers?

28 European Lines 1990s Polish 750mm gauge

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32 Lost Lines Last passengers in Donegal

34 On the Narrow Gauge Footplate duty, Romanian style

40 NG Modelling Recycled modelling

42 On the Model Shelf Boston Lodge shed and Harz Mallet

44 On the Shelf DVD overload this month

46 Viewpoint Readers recall Exmoor experience

47 NG Extra Mystery loco location solved

48 Diary New season – two months of dates

50 Encounters Driverless travel in Switzerland

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