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A Chinese Beast from Lancashire

Originally posted on Loco Yard:
The 140,000 people who visited the Great Gathering in York must have noticed a rather large 4-8-4 steam locomotive sitting next to the A4’s.  The locomotive is KF7; donated to the National Railway Museum by the Chinese government and is one of two known survivors of the KF class (the…

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Canadian Pacific Video!

The Watercress Line’s flagship steam locomotive, Merchant Navy class no. 35005 Canadian Pacific, is currently undergoing a full overhaul at Eastleigh works.  Although the railway has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, they still need to raise a further £200,000.  Please help return CanPac to working order. Go to http://www.watercresslinepayments.co.uk/product.php/15/no__35005_canadian_pacific to donate and http://www.watercressline.co.uk/canpac to keep up…

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The New Hogwarts Express?

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at something rather special! As most people know, we at LocoYard are big fans of the Harry Potter series and in particular the Hogwarts Express, so it comes as no great surprise that tonight we are looking at the new Hogwarts Express that will be featured in the new…

34052 at Salisbury, 8th March 1964. Photo © 1964/2010 Barry Austin  http://svsfilm.com/

The return of 34052 Lord Dowding

Good evening, Icons of Steam today announced that its rebuilt West Country class 34046 Braunton will be returning to steam in April but will be renamed as 34052 Lord Dowding. This technically means she will become a member of the Battle of Britain class with Lord Dowding being named after the Second World War Royal…

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Great Central Railway’s Winter Gala

Good evening, Tonight we are having a quick look at the Great Central Railway’s Winter Gala. The GCRs Winter Galas seen by the majority of railway enthusiasts as the curtain opener to the years heritage events and this years was no different. Our little family loves steam trains, my grandfather was a fireman on them…