Last-ditch pitch for steam train?

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by Ben Bulmer on July 27, 2016

THE COMEBACK KID? American mystery man has plans to buy the train and run it on La Pêche tracks

American businessman Matt Armitage is set to announce his business proposal to run the Wakefield steam train on July 28.

The mysterious American businessman Matt Armitage is soon to reveal his grand plan to save the Wakefield Steam Train. The announcement scheduled for July 28 will see the Colorado based steam train expert reveal his proposal to run the iconic train from Wakefield to Chelsea. Although the details of the proposed route haven’t been released the Low Down has learnt the plan may be to run the train all the way from Wakefield to Mill Road in Chelsea.

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Gillian Traveller Jones stands on the strip of land adjacent to her Wakefield property. Traveller Jones has been trying to purchase the land since 1998, but was told it couldn't be sold, she's  angry the municipality have now said they will sell it to the MRC.

Gillian Traveller Jones stands on the strip of land adjacent to her Wakefield property. Traveller Jones has been trying to purchase the land since 1998, but was told it couldn’t be sold, she’s angry the municipality have now said they will sell it to the MRC.

A Wakefield resident is angry that a small piece of land next to her property is being scooped up by the MRC after she was told the land couldn’t be sold.

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