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NEWS ROUND-UP

METEOR POWER

WORK continues to convert No. 08649 to battery power (see last issue), although Covid-19 restrictions are having an impact. All the electronics are sorted and demonstrable, and most of the frames and other infrastructure are ready to fit back on the locomotive.

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