A4 Union Of South Africa 24.5.14

A4 60009 on a mainline charter from Kidderminster to Minehead on the West Somerset Railway. The A4 came off at Bishops Lydeard and 7F no 88 took the train on down to Minehead The first shot is the A4 at Fordgate near Cogload, then No 88 at Churchlands Bridge on WSR, followed by the returning…

The Disneyland Paris Railroad – George Washington

Good evening, Recently I wrote a post on the stations of the Disneyland Paris Railroad (click here to read) and today I will be looking at the locomotive that was running on it. My visit to the park was at the end of peak season so unfortunately only one locomotive was running instead of the…

Gala Bonanza!

This bank holiday weekend is an ideal time to visit a heritage railway.  The weather forecast isn’t too positive, so why not sit back under the cover of a carriage and be hauled by a heritage locomotive?  It’s what I shall be doing, of course! I’m planning on visiting the Kent and East Sussex Railway who are…

The Disneyland Paris Railroad – The Stations

Good evening, Last year I visited Disneyland Paris for my daughters 4th birthday and came across the rather brilliant Disneyland Railroad. It’s a well-known fact that Walt Disney was a huge railway fan and was even building a model GWR King class (sadly he died before he could complete it). When he designed the original Disney…

Cuts to the Heritage Steam Service at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry; Removal of Heritage, or Improvements to the Modern Service?

Last week, the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry reported that they were stopping the steam service from the museum to former historic Liverpool Road Station, due to new plans that would sever it from the railway network. Bosses at the museum (MoSI) stated that they have agreed a secret deal with Network Rail to drop their…