Stories from the Atlantic Coast Express

Good evening, As part of the Mid Hants “Canadian Pacific – Engineering a Future from the Past” project (if the Heritage Lottery grant is successful) they will be creating a historic record (oral, video and displays) of how steam trains were used for evacuations from London in the Second World War, immigrants travelling from Southampton in…

East Kent Railway Pt.1

A great post looking at the East Kent Railway. The Thumpers are a brilliant train and I remember seeing them operate on the South Coast Mainline on the way to school. One of the few diesel/electrics I actually like 🙂

Iain MacIntosh; 196′ – 1040′

Originally posted on Max Stafford's Kennel:
  Iain has created another staggeringly good piece of railway art. Prints can be ordered through the 77021 Loco Group who will hopefully benefit from healthy sales. I’ll let Iain himself do the talking from herein!     196′-1040 was completed this morning. Belah Viaduct stood 196′ high…

Kytes Lights – Review

Good evening, today I will be doing something a different for LocoYard.com and looking a model railway company. Kytes Lights are a small company based in Bognor specialising in lights for model railways. I first came across them at the Victory Model Railway Club exhibition in 2013 and was impressed by the quality and appearance of…

Blog Post 1000!

This is the 1000th blog post to be published on locoyard!  Thank you to all of those who have contributed, followed and make it all so worthwhile.  You are all very much appreciated!  Here are a few pictures taken on the (now dismantled) layout that was the reason behind blogging in the first place.

Locomotives on Display at Sheffield Park 2014

No visit to the Bluebell Railway is complete without a peak inside the engine shed, which is home to the largest collection of locomotives of (UK) Southern origin.  The Bluebell Line has another remarkable claim to fame to add to this – it has the largest collection of BR Standard Classes.  Indeed, this collection is…

Henbury’s Last Day

Originally posted on Bristol Harbour Railway Blog:
It’s the second day of the Bristol Harbour Festival, and compared to Saturday’s thunderstorms, the weather is positively delightful. Peckett ‘Henbury’ comes out of traffic today as her 10-year boiler certificate is due to expire. She’s been a long time stalwart of the Bristol Harbour Railway from the…

100% Steam… No More!

The Bluebell Railway for many years (until 2006) took much pride in being the only 100% steam standard gauge railway in the UK.  However, as the picture of Sentinel Rolls-RoyceThomas Hill 4-w Diesel-Hydraulic loco 10241 at Horsted Keynes (complete with fluffy dice in the cab) goes to show, this is no longer the case!