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ISSN: 1466-0180

Cover: The Ffestiniog Railway’s former Penrhyn Quarries Hunslet 2-4-0ST, ‘Blanche’ about to leave Porthmadog Harbour station on Thursday 8th October, in glorious evening light that was not reflected during the Bygones Weekend over the following three days! More from the Bygones weekend features in this issue. Photos: Joey Evans and David Joy NARROW GAUGE WORLD is published nine times per year. This issue on sale 30th October 2020 Next issue published 18th December 2020

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Issue No 153 Nov-Dec 2020

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CONTENTS

04 First Lines Reflecting on a year of troubles

05 Headline News Covid losses result in job cuts

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06 UK News Government offers cash help to lines

13 World News Alishan Shay heads for restoration

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15 Locomotives Restoring a Lister for Ripon

18 World Lines African challenges 27 years apart

22 From the Archives UK narrow gauge in the early 1970s

24 News Gallery Scenes as the season winds down

28 NG Archaeology Decauville’s pioneer loco

31 More NG Archaeology Shingle line resurfaces

32 Waite’s World Happy days near Belgrade

36 Hands-on NG In the Fairbourne workshop

40 NG Modelling Live-steam Talyllyn under test

42 On the Model Shelf Manx locos and stock in 7mm

43 On the Shelf Books and essential festive gifts

46 Viewpoint Driving days and Davenport mods

47 Narrow Gauge Extra Finds, dates and Manx memories

50 Encounters Dark days in Glasgow

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