The Georgetown Loop – My American Adventure Part 1

It has been a long time coming, but my videos for my American Adventure that I last wrote about way back in September have finally been edited and uploaded to my YouTube account. I apologise for the long delay, but here is my first railway that I visited, the Georgetown Loop, in Colorado. The Georgetown…

Elderly Yet Still A Speed Demon!

Unlike Stanier’s competing express passenger locomotive class; the LMS Coronation class, the streamlining of Sir Nigel Gresley’s LNER A4 class was more than skin deep.  Therefore when wartime and the following nationalisation of the country’s railways brought with them a more austere and pragmatic management approach, the streamlining of the A4’s remained, being intrinsic to…

Mallard Flies!

Tonight we have a freshly edited version of retired Engine Driver John Anthony’s most popular piece on driving LNER A4 class pacific 4468 Mallard.  Indeed it is so popular that John had a letter published in the Daily Mail (26/3/14) with his “mug shot” in it.  It won letter of the week too!

70000 Britannia – almost an old friend!

70000 Britannia was one of two visitors at the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam gala 2015.  The locomotive has featured on this blog several times in the past as I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it in action on many occasions.  The odd thing for me is that despite seeing it many times, I am yet…

North Norfolk Railway Wissington & Irene Special

Last Saturday, on the 14th February, I visited the North Norfolk Railway, for the Wissington & Irene Special. Both the locomotive (Wissington) and the carriage (Irene) have a varied history, and both of them, in the past five years, have been returned to service. Wissington worked at the Wissington Sugar Factory before being bought for…