First visit to the Watercress Line 2013 – Chasing a Schools Class and Exploring Alton

December 2012 was an excellent steam-filled month, with three visits to the Watercress Line, two mainline tours and a visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (see the Steam Diary to read more).  With the exception of a visit to Eastleigh’s miniature railway (click here to read), January has been much quieter, but today’s…

The Future of Mainline Steam?

  I am sure many of you have read or heard through the heritage railway press that the future of Mainline Steam is currently resting on whether the Office of Rail Regulation pass legislation to remove a cap on fines for late running services caused by charter trains.  Currently, the cap stands at £5,000, but…