Sir Nigel Gresley to Kingswear 14.1.2014

My video of the day of A4 No 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley on a charter trip to Kingswear.

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Happy Easter 2014 from Loco Yard!

Loco Yard Easter Eggspress 2014 0 Dapol Kernow BR Beattie well tank 30587 & Hornby terrier 32670Easter 2014 is a much quieter affair than last year’s, with a simple “eggspress” hauled by two vintage Victorian steam locomotives.  Do check out Easter 2012 and 2013 for more Easter madness!  As ever, I wish you all Locoyard Followers a very Happy Easter!  :-)


Sir Nigel Gresley passes me at Oathe.

Sir Nigel Gresley passes me at Oathe.


Sir Nigel Gresley in the evening sunshine at Oathe

Sir Nigel Gresley in the evening sunshine at Oathe


Sir Nigel Gresley at Cockwood

Sir Nigel Gresley at Cockwood


Sir Nigel Gresley rounds the bend to Cockwood, chime whistle blowing!

Sir Nigel Gresley rounds the bend to Cockwood, chime whistle blowing!


Sir Nigel Gresley

Sir Nigel Gresley

Today on the outward run at Exminster.


Model Spotlight! Ex-GWR 56xx class 5658

Locoyard - Bachmann Ex-GWR BR 56xx 5658Today we look at the prototype history of one of two 56xx/66xx class models to be found Locoyard fleet.  This is one of Bachmann’s excellent representation’s of this class (click here for the review). 
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Hornby Royal Mail Collection King class ‘King William IV’ Review

After my popular review of the Hornby Castle class I have decided to do a review of the GWR’s top link locomotive King class. The model I will be looking at is part of the Royal Mail ‘Great British Railways Collection’ and comes with several special additions.


Like all my reviews I will start by looking at the history of the real life locomotive. The Great Western Railway 6000 Class or King class as its better known is a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work on the Great Western mainline. With the exception of one Pacific (The Great Bear), they were the largest locomotives that the Great Western Railway built. They were named after kings of the United Kingdom, beginning with the then reigning monarch, King George V, and going back through history. Continue reading


Carlisle-Settle Steam Railway, Viaduct


What a beautiful painting!

Originally posted on Richard Hart-Jackson Art:

A fun day out for steam railway enthusiasts, through beautiful scenery. The line, saved from closure some years ago runs between Carlisle in Cumbria and Settle, in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire. Painted in oils.


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