Final call for a blue Tornado

Good evening, Tomorrow 60163 Tornado will be charging down the Great Western Mainline hauling the Devon Belle. What makes this trip special is that it will be the last time she will haul  mainline passenger trains whilst wearing the British Railway’s Express Blue livery, at least for the foreseeable future . Both myself and Dave…

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – 2013

Good evening, Today I thought I’d do another post looking at photos I have taken before joining the LocoYard team and today we are looking at some from the Isle of Wight steam railway in 2013. Living in Portsmouth means this is technically my local heritage railway with it only been 10 miles away as…

Thunder Without Lightning: The Growl Of A 37

During the heavy rain that accompanied my visit to the South Devon Railway (click here for more), a low growl could be felt as I arrived at Buckfastleigh.  But this was not thunder, although at first it seemed that it might be.  It was the sound of an English Electric class 37 diesel, a machine…

UK Heritage Hub Issue 43 now ready to download!

Click here or on the picture above for our BRAND NEW UKHH e-zine Issue 43 (Released 21/08), ready for you to download and have a read of at your leisure. Featuring a varied array of articles and images, from across the length and breadth of the country. Our thanks to everyone, whom continues to contribute…

Rolling Stock on the Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway not only has an incredible collection of locomotives, but has a fleet of historic carriages that is also quite exceptional.  Around 70 carriages make up a collection of vehicles that range from the Victorian era through to British Railways mark one’s of the 1950/60s.  Tonight’s blog post looks at some of this…

London Transport Pannier

One of the worst kept secrets of steam locomotive colour schemes was discovered a long time before Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle (click here for more).  It is a secret that many of a western persuasion would probably keep to themselves… The  secret being that Great Western Railway locomotives painted red look very good.