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Big diesel void leads two former Network Rail Class 31s to Mangapps

AS HE bid farewell to No. 31430 Sister Dora in October, Mangapps Railway Museum boss John Jolly feared he would suffer from withdrawal symptoms, for the Class 31 was the sole remaining‘big’diesel on site.

However, within days he was his usual ebullient self, for through the gates of his Essex museum came not one, but

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