2013, That Was The Year That Was

2013 has been a rather mixed year for railway preservation, with several massive highs in contrast to what has been a very difficult year for many railways across the country. 2013 has by no means been disappointing; although the weather has let us down a fair few times! The arctic spring was welcomed by some…

2013 in Review – UK Heritage Hub Contributions!

The volume and breadth of articles published here and significantly in UK Heritage Hub’s ezine has been remarkable.  Today we summarise the past year’s UKHH blog posts and what a selection they are too……. Locoyard has become the blog of choice from UK Heritage Hub.  In the coming year you can expect this partnership to…

Great Western Railway Lamps Codes

Whilst reading “The Railwayman’s Pocket-Book” which had the fabulous castle class locomotive 7007 “Great Western” on the cover I found a great diagram on the Great Western Railway head lamp codes thought I would do a post on them. The head lamps arrangement was a method of classifying trains so they could easily by identified…

Merry Christmas Everyone!

As promised yesterday evening, here are some more pictures taken on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, showing a decorated terrier tank engine.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers and contributors of this blog during the past year and wish you all a very merry Christmas.