Sheffield Park Update

  After visiting the Bluebell Railway on Sunday, I thought it would be a good time to post a quick update from Sheffield Park works.  We begin with a brief look of recently overhauled Maunsell Q class 30541, sporting (for the first time in preservation) a British Railways late crest, as pictured above.  I was…

Lizzie the Elephant’s War Work

Originally posted on National Railway Museum blog:
This blog is written by Harriet Steers, one of our archive volunteers who is researching railways and the First World War.  We recently started a project to enhance the NRM’s list of 20, 000 railwaymen who died in the First World War. (We regularly update this list with new…

A Mid-Sussex Adventure

What an interesting day it was today!  After an unplanned errand left me in Sussex late this morning, I was left at a lose end.  Now for most people they would head back home, a mere 30 minutes away but instead I carried on in the other direction into the depths of Sussex countryside.  A…

Swanage Galas!

The Swanage Railway will be hosting two big events in the next couple of months, namely their steam gala from Friday, 17 April to Sunday, 19 April, 2015 and their Diesel Gala from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 May, 2015.  Both events are shaping up nicely.

Review: Hornby Class 50

Originally posted on Calling All Stations:
Every modeller no doubt has a ‘wish list’ of locos he or she wants to buy. Usually they are very long wish lists and of course I am no different. Every model I have reviewed thus far had previously featured on my list of desirables. Today, however, something different… Something of…