A Teaser!

Today is a little teaser to say that there’s an exciting announcement pending!  I’ve been waiting some time to make this announcement on locoyard and will await a little longer, just so that everything happens as it should.  However there are a few clues in today’s blog post that looks at brief visit to the…

Class 11

One of the things that a tour of Haverthwaite engine shed reminded me of was that our railway heritage is both complex and interesting.  The star of the shed was arguably Charles Fairburn‘s large 2-6-4T 4MT steam engine 42085, whilst a diesel shunter at the back of the shed the opposite end of the glamour spectrum!  Although…

Bury Transport Museum

Located in the Castlecroft Goods Warehouse opposite the entrance to Bury Bolton Street station of the East Lancashire Railway, Bury Transport Museum is a real gem. The museum has plenty to offer and a great place to learn about the history of transport in the industrial north west of England. 

Saving For a New Boiler

A few weeks ago we reported that the Severn Valley Railway was to run two special trains from Bridgnorth to the “lost” Eardington Halt to raise money for the construction of a lost steam locomotive class – a BR 3MT 2-6-2T.  The sold-out specials were hauled by ex-GWR 14xx 1450 (pictured at Bridgnorth above.)  We are happy…

Canopy Project

During my recent visit to the East Lancashire Railway, I couldn’t help but notice that platform 2 at Bury Bolton Street Station had a semi-complete station canopy.  This is a result of the railway being in the unfortunate situation of paying contractors Robert Horne Group subsidiary, Paperlinx, £18,000 a day before the company went into…