Settle to Carlisle railway line wins international accolade
The Scots Guardsman locomotive crosses the Ribblehead Viaduct at the start of this years Cumbrian Mountain Express service on the Settle to Carlisle railway line, which has been recognised as the second best spectacular railway journey in the World in the ABC American news Network top ten Great railway journeys.
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Tornado arrives at National Railway Museum
Steam enthusiasts gather at the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York as Tornado (left) the first steam locomotive to be built in Britain for fifty years arrives at the museum where it will be linked to Mallard ahead of towing the famous engine up the East Coast Main Line to Shildon, County Durham, where Mallard will be displayed at Locomotion, the NRM's sister museum.
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The Great British Duck Race
A yellow duck among some of the estimated 250, 000 other blue plastic ducks which filled a 1km stretch of the River Thames near Hampton Court Palace, London, during the Great British Duck Race. Now in it's second year the race raises money for charities including the Downs Syndrome Association, WaterAid and the NSPCC. It costs 2 to enter a duck and the owner of the blue duck that passes the finish line first wins 10, 000 in prize money.
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