Our friends at UK Heritage Hub have published the brilliant e-zine and as usual “The View From Locoyard” is in it! Enjoy! Click here to download and read it!
Earlier today (18th June 2013), it was reported on the BBC’s news website that the proposed cuts to the Department of Culture Media and Sports would be softened considerably, to allow the Science Museum Group to keep open the three museums that were previously under threat due to the proposals first reported. This means a victory for the supporters of the various high profile campaigns headed by leaders of local governments in which each museum is situated. This may be the end of the campaign, but it is however not the end of the battle. read more »
To tie in with UK Heritage Hub’s forthcoming article on the Southern Railway, today at Locoyard we look the Southern Railway U class. It is in many ways an example of a successful, general purpose steam engine that did it’s job well without capturing any headlines. Four examples of the class are preserved; all four having worked in preservation and all four been popular, reliable and well liked at both their home railways (two on the Bluebell railway and two on the Watercress Line) plus at other lines they have visited. Indeed, Watercress Line U class 31806 made a particularly impression on the Severn Valley Railway. However it’s roots lie in a terrible railway disaster… read more »
A picture says a thousand words. Please, take a few moments, to share the petition, sign the petition & publicise it where you can.
The images below were taken by one of the UK Heritage Hub’s roving photographers, Craig Oliphant, at yesterdays rally outside the NRM.
The young people pictured deserve to enjoy and connect with history like we have done for many years, don’t let it disappear. York has such a rich history connected to the railways, it deserves the status of being home to the worlds largest railway museum. Just take 5 minutes out of your day to protect our heritage, for future generations to enjoy and to show your support.
United we stand, divided we fall
R Jackson, UKHH Editor
In all the hullabaloo over the NRM and the MOSI possibly facing closure (with strong resistance, thanks to all who have signed every petition so far!) let it not be forgotten that the National Media Museum in Bradford is also facing closure, something which is often overlooked in the Science Museum lineup, but is no less important.
Media is something that is often criticised for it’s portrayal of events or people,
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It is really import that you sign both petitions to save the Northern Museum’s that represent such an important part of railway heritage. Please click here for UK Heritage Hub’s excellent article, which contains links to the petitions.
Tonight we go back in time to 2011 and have a good look at the North York Moors Railway’s fantastic Loco yard. Grosmont is certainly one of my favourite places in the country when it comes to steam locomotive depots. read more »
Once again it is model of the week time! This week’s featured model is Locoyard’s own custom-detailed and modified version of Hornby’s LBSCR E2 tank 100. So let’s look at the simple shunting locomotive behind the model, of which one of it’s cousins would become a star…
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