East Kent Railway Part 2

Originally posted on sed30's Blog:
I mentioned in part 1 I took a trip to Eythorne and back on the Thumper 1101. Arriving back at Shepherdswell I decided to wander up the road and have a look at the adjacent BR station which is operated by the South Eastern Train Operating Company. Working down…

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

Originally posted on sed30's Blog:
One of the joys of belonging to Facebook is that you can join groups of interest. One of the groups I belong to is the Preserved Thumpers. For those of you who are non railway minded, this group supports preserved diesel units known as Diesel Electric Multiple Units specifically…

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…