Didcot Railway Centre - 93 Steam Railmotor

Warley 00 Scale Model Announcements

Today was the first day of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition (www.thewarleyshow.co.uk.)  Alongside the exhibition, model railway manufacturers use this show as platform to announce their new products and this year was no different. Before we look at Warley announcements, we will start with slightly older news.  Hattons have commissioned DJ Models to produce…

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Warley Model Railway Exhibition

Warley National Railway Exhibition 2014

Just a quick blog post tonight in anticipation of arguably one of the most important model railway exhibitions in the UK.  This weekend the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2014 will be in full swing at the NEC Birmingham.  This event has become well known as the venue that many model railway manufacturers use to…

2014 Autumn Steam Gala Watercress Line - Ropley - BR Standard 9F Class 92212

Gallery of the Home Fleet

Today we finally wrap up the articles from the Watercress Line’s Autumn Spring Steam Gala with a gallery of pictures.  By now, the locomotives featured here (850 Lord Nelson, 925 Cheltenham, 9F 92212 and Black 5 45379) have featured so many times that there seems little reason to look at them again in depth.  I…

Nov 2014 Peak Rail Rowsley South - Class 14 Diesel Shunter 14901

A Soaking Wet Teddy Bear

  Those who love teddy bears of the fluffy variety need not worry; none were harmed in the making of this blog post!  Today we are looking at a teddy bear of the railway variety, specifically the class 14 diesel-hydraulic locomotive.  14901 is pictured on Peak Rail, running as tail-end charlie for passenger services with…

2014 Autumn Steam Gala Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-GWR 14xx Class 1450

Autotrain

This locomotive and coach combination is one of the most iconic in the history of western region steam.  The autotrain is the last of the visitors to be covered here, of the Watercress Line’s Autumn Spring Steam Gala.  Although the last it wasn’t the least for me, although the little tank engine was certainly the…

2 Bulleids Mid Hants

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980s-90s From May 14, 1993, Two Bulleid Pacifics, two from Festiniog, and 34046 Braunton

Originally posted on Chasewaterstuff's Railway & Canal Blog:
Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980s-90s From May 14, 1993 Two Bulleid Pacifics, two from Festiniog, and 34046 Braunton 100 at Festiniog Gwyn Roberts Braunton in the rough!  May 14 1993 ? BR(SR) Rebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific locomotive no 34046 Braunton is owned and operated…