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Gauging the reaction of buffs, Pete's trains are choo-choo pricy!

PETE WATERMAN'S decision to sell his million pound collection of narrow gauge trains spells the end of the line for hopes that his star loco will be guesting locally.

e Coventry-born pop mogul is an honorary member of the Echills Wood Railway that runs through Kingsbury Water Park, north Warwickshire.

He does a lot to promote the volunteerrun line and had once proposed that his prize engine e City of Truro would be a great crowd-puller.

e seven-and-a-quarter inch gauge train is an exact replica of the legendary steam loco that has passed into rail-bu folklore for reputedly clocking 103 mph.

folklore for reputedly clocking 103 mph.

Sadly a train-ing injury (groan) put paid to the proposal, some problem with the axle.

Sadly a train-ing injury (groan) put paid to the proposal, some problem with the axle.

It will now feature in next mayfair auction It will now feature in next month's Mayfair auction with an estimated price-tag of PS120,000 and a promise from Pete to have his engineers 'x the problem.

PS120,000 and a promise Red Button asked Echills Wood secretary Je Stevens if he'd be among the bidders.

"Absolutely Not! Have you seen some of the prices? We tend to make our own trains, a lot of our members have their own workshops."

For information on public rides on the railway and special events log on to http:// www.ewr.org.uk/

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Date:Mar 20, 2015
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