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West Somerset reopens

SATURDAY, March 30, the day the West Somerset Railway reopened after a three-month closure following its rescue from the brink of collapse (see issue 252) was like a collection of outtakes from the classic 1950s Ealing comedy The Titfield Thunderbolt.

With smiles all round at Bishops Lydeard, there were repeated calls of celebration from staff, volunteers and well-wishers of "We’ve done it!’"There was even a clergyman present – the travelling ticket inspector – who

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