Happy Mothering Sunday!

Tonight I just wanted send a quick message to say “Happy Mothering Sunday!”  There are many mothers around the country who not only tolerate but even encourage us to love our hobbies – in fact there are many who are take an active part!  It is therefore only right that we say thank you to…

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 7 – British Railways Standard Class 9F – 92212

During the Saturday of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014, this magnificent locomotive spent the day at Ropley.  It was (as Simon described it) playing the role of the Thunderbird – the rescue locomotive.  It was good to see this big powerful locomotive again, after it’s long stay at the Bluebell Railway.

Portrait of a King!

Region GWR Cylinder Size 16″ x 28″ Built June 1930 Max Boiler Pressure 250 psi Total Built 30 Fire Grate 34.4 sq ft Designer C B Collett Tractive Effort 40,300 ib Built at Swindon Works Tender Water Capacity 4000 Gallons Classification 8P Tender Coal Capacity 6.5 tons Wheel Arrangement 4-6-0 Entered Service 5 July 1930.…

UKHH E-zine’s Second Anniversary

Well, what can I say? Two years ago, when the idea came to mind of forming the e-zine, little did I expect it to take off in the way in which it has, and by no means did I expect to still be around! But, we are far from resting on our laurels; we are…