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The CRIL display has received a much needed revamp and is now ready to roll. The process during the Covid-19 lockdown has at times been frustrating, however, our thanks go to Jake at Design4innovation for his perseverance and for doing such a splendid job.We hope that it will see some action before the year is

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We are delighted to announce that we have been one of ten campaigns selected from a field of sixty entrants to receive central Government support for the “Restoring your Railways” fund. In a letter copied to our Chair, Geoff Bushell, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Transport confirmed that a panel including the Minister

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The following actions have been taken by Network Rail concerning the Leicester to Burton line: The traffic crossings (TC’s) at Coalville, Bardon and Desford are being completely renewed. The notable omission from this work is the crossing at Swannington. The TC’s at Coalville and Bardon are manually controlled and the TC at Desford is controlled

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Due to the Coronavirus the scheduled meeting at the Secular Hall in Leicester on 23rd April will be deferred until the crisis has passed. An alternative date will be advised in due course. We still look forward to meeting the Leicester public but at a time when we can all be safe.

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Our next open public meeting will be held on Thursday 23rd April in the Gimson Room at the Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, Leicester. The times are 19:00-21:00 hrs.This is our first meeting in Leicester and is long overdue and we look forward to discussing our plans with the good folk of Leicester and entering lively

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The picture shows the last special train to travel over the Ivanhoe line, this was the “Three Panniers” rail tour of 2017 that travelled from Leicester to Burton on Trent on its way back to Tysleley via Wychnor Junction. Attempts have been made in the past by various groups to run a special charter over

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