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California State Railroad Museum – Another American Adventure Part 4

On Sunday 26th June, I arrived in Sacramento, where the California State Railroad Museum is located. On the weekends (as can be seen in the video above), they operate a heritage train ride from the museum along the river, hauled by a diesel locomotive. In the past they operated a steam locomotive, but this has…

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Gordon the Big Engine

Gordon the Big Engine is not just a large blue steam engine to be found in the literary works of the Reverend Awdry’s and subsequent tv and film episodes, but also a real big and blue locomotive.  The Longmoor Military Railway was a complex system of railway lines in and around Woolmer Forest in Hampshire, used for training…

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Austerity 8F 90151

Tonight we have something a little different – a picture of Austerity 8F no. 90151 doing what it did best – hauling a heavy goods train.  The class were designed by Robert Riddles (based on Stanier’s 8F class) whilst he held the position of Deputy Director of Royal Engineering Equipment during the Second World War. …

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Returning and News Update

Hello readers of Loco Yard! After a few weeks in the USA, touring the West Coast of the country, and visiting many of the heritage railroads of Nevada and California, I am now back in the UK. As with last time, I will be sharing videos and pictures of my adventure in the USA, so…