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Woolmer

Posted: November 9, 2015 in History, Trains, UK
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Very appropriate for this time of year and another museum to be added to the “to be visited list”

Loco Yard

Milestones Museum 0-6-0 Avonside engine company saddle tank 1572 Wolmer 7th November 2015As today is Remembrance Sunday, a day when we remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom, it is rather fitting that we look at a locomotive that served on Longmoor Military Railway (LMR) from the date it was construction (1910) until 1953.  The LMR was built by the Royal Engineers to train soldiers on how to construct and operate a railway.  Railways were a key part of military operations and this steam locomotive was therefore an important machine.  So important in fact that this locomotive was saved as part of the National Collection.

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