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Hornby 2017 Announcement – The Wainwright H Class!

Exciting news from Hornby today! Hello and welcome to a very special edition of The Engine Shed.Well, what a week it’s been. Keen viewers of our Social Media pages will not have missed one or two carefully placed clues, alluding to the subject of this week’s blog. After much speculation in forums and the like, we…

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Blackpool Tramway September 2016

  From the 5th to the 8th September, I visited Blackpool for the world famous tramway and illuminations, which can be seen in the video above. Below is Balloon 711, which has been fitted with central platform doors, to work on the upgraded tramway, which now operates modern trams. Having a ride in a retrofitted…

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Disneyland Railroad – Another American Adventure Part 7

On Tuesday 12th July, I visited The Disneyland Railroad that operates a grand circle tour of the world famous theme park, Disneyland, in Anaheim, California. The video above, not by me, was taken on the last day that the Railroad operated before major construction work on the track layout. The railroad has operated since the…

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The LBSCR E4 Class

Built at around the turn of the nineteenth century, the E4 class were an 0-6-2 Tank engine built for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. 75 E4 tank engines were built from 1897 to 1903 to a design by Robert Billinton.  They were a development of the E3 class that had its roots in an…