Steaming up Soon

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A selection of steam railways around the country are going to start re-opening, bringing alive the era of steam travel once again.

The Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company could start running again in July. The railway and boat service that runs between Dartmouth and Paignton could be carrying passengers again soon. The railway has given a provisional date of 7th July to start operating a service again with precautionary measures put in place to protect the staff and travelling public.

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The Severn Valley Railway and The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway have announced that they will start running trains in August, with a limited timetable provided they are asking visitors to book in advance.

West Coast Railways has provisionally set out July 17th as the start date of their Jacobite steam train service. The Jacobite runs between Fort William and Mallaig through magical countryside and over the famous Glen Finnan Viaduct which feautured in the Harry Potter films.

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The Didcot Railway Centre has also announced that they are planning on opening their doors at the begining of July. The railway centre is advising visitors to pre-book as they won’t be able to acommodate huge numbers of people in the current climate. Some areas of the centre won’t be open but there will still be a great deal to see.

Anyone interested in visiting a steam railway please check out their websites. Links to the railways mentioned in this artical are listed below.


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