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ISSN: 1466-0180

Cover: There were no visitors in 2020 to join Kerr Stuart 0-4-2ST ‘Superior’ for its 100th birthday, and the 50th of the Whipsnade line it runs on. But there are hopes of a suitable celebration later this year – in this issue we feature the ‘line around the zoo’

in its earliest years. Photo Joey Evans

NARROW GAUGE WORLD is published nine times per year. This issue on sale 26th February 2021 Next issue published 30th April 2021

Issue No 155 March-April 2021

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CONTENTS

05 First Lines Making the best of uncertain times

06 Headline News Lines try to plan for 2021 season

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07 UK News Rheidol buys Penrhyn’s Jubilee

15 World News Loco returns across the globe

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18 News Focus Battle to stop wide Indian closures

21 From the Archive Whipsnade zoo line in the 1970s

25 News Gallery Lockdown pics few and far between

28 Waite’s World Revisit to revived Vivarais

32 Today’s narrow gauge Built to avert a dam disaster

34 Locomotives Saxon-Meyers, the great survivors

37 Behind the Scenes Winter on the Talyllyn

39 NG Modelling Minimum gauge in large scale

42 On the Model Shelf Diana becomes live-steam model

43 On the Shelf DVDs and books to tempt

44 Viewpoint Can you help with a Bogey?

47 Narrow Gauge Extra Electric traumas and private lines

48 Extra – From a Different Age Snowy steam memories in Austria

50 Encounters Still snowing, but now it’s electric...

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