Warley National Railway Exhibition 2014

Just a quick blog post tonight in anticipation of arguably one of the most important model railway exhibitions in the UK.  This weekend the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2014 will be in full swing at the NEC Birmingham.  This event has become well known as the venue that many model railway manufacturers use to…

Gallery of the Home Fleet

Today we finally wrap up the articles from the Watercress Line’s Autumn Spring Steam Gala with a gallery of pictures.  By now, the locomotives featured here (850 Lord Nelson, 925 Cheltenham, 9F 92212 and Black 5 45379) have featured so many times that there seems little reason to look at them again in depth.  I…

A Soaking Wet Teddy Bear

  Those who love teddy bears of the fluffy variety need not worry; none were harmed in the making of this blog post!  Today we are looking at a teddy bear of the railway variety, specifically the class 14 diesel-hydraulic locomotive.  14901 is pictured on Peak Rail (click here for more,) running as tail-end charlie…

Autotrain

This locomotive and coach combination is one of the most iconic in the history of western region steam.  The autotrain is the last of the visitors to be covered here, of the Watercress Line’s Autumn Spring Steam Gala.  Although the last it wasn’t the least for me, although the little tank engine was certainly the…

Cleaning City of Truro

Originally posted on National Railway Museum blog:
This is a guest post written by collections volunteer Ken Woods. I was looking forward to cleaning City of Truro when it was put on display on the Great Hall’s turntable. I last cleaned City of Truro at Tyseley in 2004 and I took it upon myself to…