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ISSN: 1466-0180

Cover: Why the extra greenery and the chalked comments on the smokebox of the Puffing Billy Railway’s Baldwin 7A? Because the locomotive was hauling the iconic Australian line’s very first service on 28th November after a 250-day shutdown due to Covid-19, so they had reason to celebrate...

Photo courtesy of Max Thum/PBR

Issue No 154 Jan-Feb 2021

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CONTENTS

04 First Lines Looking forward to a brighter 2021

05 Headline News Welsh grants, should they be bigger?

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06 UK News Southwold’s Blyth gets its boiler

15 World News Royal support in Romania

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18 Waite’s World Covid-safe travel on the Talyllyn

21 Locomotives 50 years of fireless steam

25 News Gallery Scenes as the season winds down

30 Lost Lines Narrow gauge to India’s Ghat

32 Industrial Lines Overhead electric in China

34 Behind the Scenes Post Office Railway on foot

38 Remembering Artistic genius of Eric Leslie

39 NG Modelling Breadth of the modelling hobby

40 NG Modelling Wagons for a whole new scale

42 On the Model Shelf Which livery for your Talyllyn?

43 On the Shelf New book overload in this issue

46 Viewpoint Coal views, neon questions

48 Narrow Gauge Extra French memories and past headlines

50 Encounters Fun in the Austrian Alps

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NARROW GAUGE WORLD is published nine times per year. This issue on sale 18th December 2020 Next issue published 26th February 2021

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