Sheffield Victoria Station – a guest contribution from Nick Littlewood

Regular contributor Nick Littlewood has kindly sent some fascinating pictures of Sheffield Victoria Station. Sheffield Victoria was a main station on the former Great Central Railway.  Opened 15 September 1851, the station took on great importance by the unique Woodhead Line that linked Sheffield, Penistone and Manchester.  However, Beeching’s second report in 1965 recommended consolidation…

Tornado – The storm hits Hampshire!

Given terrible storms are expected to hit southern England very soon, I thought it very fitting to publish a few pictures of 60163 Tornado battling through the pouring rain at this Weekend’s Watercress Line’s Autumn steam gala (seen alongside the failed rebuilt West Country Pacific 34046 Braunton in the picture above).  I took over 800…