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World’s biggest model railroad 03 Jul “Seventy five years ago, Mallard came out of the works in Doncaster in the same month I was born in He said although his grandfather died when he was still a child, his family has kept his memory alive. The dials and controls inside the cab of the Mallard locomotive Rex Mallard will be reunited with her five surviving sister locomotives – two of which have been shipped from North America and restored – to commemorate her anniversary today. Despite its unique place in history, Mallard was one of 35 near identical A4-class locomotives designed by Sir Nigel. The six survivors include Dominion of Canada, which now sits next to Mallard at the National Railway Museum after it was shipped from Montreal last October and restored especially for the anniversary. And the Dwight D Eisenhower – another transatlantic expat – has also rolled back into York and been treated to a scrub-up for the occasion.

The High Dyke Branch Rediscovered – Part 1

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It appeared as early as in the Domesday Book in its present form of Grantham, [3] but was also recorded variously as Grandham, Granham and Graham. The place name element grand could possibly mean ” gravel “. The name of the town is the origin of the Scottish surname, now often used as a given name, Graham. At Little Gonerby a neolithic settlement site was discovered with finds of pottery and flints.

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Taylor edited by John Clayson This series of photographs was taken by John in the summer of while walking the northern section of the former High Dyke branch line, a distance of 3 miles. The branch was a mineral line which transported locally mined ironstone to a junction at Highdyke on the East Coast Main Line, just north of Stoke Tunnel. However, the connections for the branch had been installed at Highdyke by November , so the branch may well have been in partial use well before its official opening.

There had been a junction at Highdyke since when a third running line from Grantham, the Up Goods, was extended as far as the approach to the two-track Stoke Tunnel. The branch had originally been promoted in about as the Waltham and Highdyke Railway, because it was intended to connect Highdyke with Waltham-on-the-Wolds, a terminus on the GNR’s branch line from Scalford, Leicestershire.

The High Dyke branch was built relatively cheaply across undulating countryside and it was quite steeply graded in parts, being known to generations of Grantham train crew as ‘the alps’. To avoid runaways on the sharp descent approaching the junction at Highdyke, regulations limited the number of loaded wagons that could be brought down the branch. Larger trains were assembled in the sidings next to the main line for delivery to iron and steel works in Lincolnshire and the North Midlands.

The ironstone mines were mainly opencast and they had their own private railway systems.

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It also has some history in the beginnings of Received Pronunciation and southern England accents. The above links expand on these in detail. The area is known historically for its food, examples of which include Red Leicester , the Lincolnshire sausage , the Melton Mowbray pork pie , Stilton , the Bakewell tart , and the Bramley apple.

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Newton was undoubtedly a genius when it came to math, but he had some failings early on. He never did particularly well in school and when put in charge of running the family farm, he failed miserably, so poorly in fact that an uncle took charge and sent him off to Cambridge where he finally blossomed into the scholar we know today.

Synopsis Born on January 4, , in Woolsthorpe, England, Isaac Newton was an established physicist and mathematician, and is credited as one of the great minds of the 17th century Scientific Revolution. With discoveries in optics, motion and mathematics, Newton developed the principles of modern physics. In , he published his most acclaimed work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy , which has been called the single most influential book on physics.

Newton died in London on March 31, He was the only son of a prosperous local farmer, also named Isaac Newton, who died three months before he was born. A premature baby born tiny and weak, Newton was not expected to survive. When he was 3 years old, his mother, Hannah Ayscough Newton, remarried a well-to-do minister, Barnabas Smith, and went to live with him, leaving young Newton with his maternal grandmother. The experience left an indelible imprint on Newton, later manifesting itself as an acute sense of insecurity.

He anxiously obsessed over his published work, defending its merits with irrational behavior. The young Isaac disliked his stepfather and maintained some enmity towards his mother for marrying him, as revealed by this entry in a list of sins committed up to the age of She brought along her three small children from her second marriage.

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December Rescue crews searching for the wreckage of a Piper Cherokee in California’s Salton Sea have discovered the corroded remains of a WWII Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo-bomber. It is located in 37 feet of water and covered by a thick layer of mud.

The golden retriever called Hattie became became unwell after a trip to Cley next the Sea in Norfolk where its owner, Mike Hamilton, said it had been picking up and eating bits of fish and starfish along with his other dog, Bramble. Hattie the golden retriever died suddenly after eating dead fish Credit: Wessex News “What we found so distressing was the speed we lost Hattie – that was really shocking,” said Hamilton. The dog started vomiting as it walked back to the car and an hour later it died in the back of the vehicle as it was being driven.

Bramble also became seriously ill. It has received antibiotics and rehydration treatment. Another dog fell ill in a separate incident after eating a flatfish on Holkham beach, also in Norfolk.

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The immense complexity of the Tornado Credit: Andrew English Conducted with all the secrecy of a military black ops venture, the record-breaking run was conducted in the early morning to prevent the track invasions which marked last year’s runs by The Flying Scotsman steam loco. It also meant the track was quieter, although Tornado wasn’t completely alone, as her speed run, which took place between Doncaster and Newcastle, was book-ended by two express services.

The Tornado tears through Northallerton Credit: We saw mph on the footplate, and When we get it back to base and check it over to see if it’s still in one piece, then we can all be proud. We’ve achieved exactly what we set out to do. Graeme Bunker-James Driver Hanczar, who had admitted that he felt the weight of responsibility quite keenly at the outset, was particularly pleased. After series of minor setbacks, with signals set against Tornado and speed restrictions, the Pilmoor stretch was the last possible place to go for the much-anticipated record.

Since the end of steam on main-line railways in the Sixties, however, preservation steam locos run by trusts and wealthy individuals have been restricted to a maximum speed of 75mph. A celebratory brew Credit: Andrew English But engines like Tornado, which run excursion tours up the East and West Coast main lines, are being squeezed out by ever-increasing traffic density of scheduled main-line services. Steam operators have called for an increase in the speed limit to 90mph for certain engines that can prove themselves safe and not damaging to the tracks.

They can then fit more easily into the scheduling on these busy routes.

Warning to dog walkers after golden retriever died from eating poisonous fish on beach

The owner of a newly-imported Russian Mi-2 helicopter has had his aircraft grounded at California’s Hayward Airport while the FAA looks into allegations that he flew it without an Airworthiness Certificate and without locally-required insurance documents. Officials in Oakland, California, where pilot Thierry Thys was based, asked him for the documents, but when he couldn’t produce them and later flew the Mi-2 to nearby Hayward , the FAA was notified.

The pilot was not injured, and damage to the aircraft was relatively minor.

Highdyke Junction to Bridge End, Colsterworth (via B) modern photographs and description by John Pegg and C. Taylor edited by John Clayson. This series of photographs was taken by John in the summer of while walking the northern section of the former High Dyke branch line, a .

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