#VoteWatercressLine

  Do you love heritage railways and do you want them to last for future generations to enjoy?  If so, please take a short moment to vote for the Watercress Line and their Mind the Gap project!  The project provides a fantastic apprenticeship scheme for 14 young people to learn the skills and knowledge required to maintain steam engines…

The 45170 Appeal

Stanier’s 8F 2-8-0 class were built as important upgrades for dated 0-6-0 Midland engines and at the beginning of the Second World War when railways were effectively nationalised they were the most modern class of freight engine.  As a result they were chosen as the best freight design to be produced as a standard for War Department use until…

Counting Down the Hours

So tonight is the night before the big day – my first day as a Project Supervisor for the Watercress Line!  I have the usual combination of being excited and a few nerves to prove that I’m human.  The prospect of working for one of my favourite organisations is definitely an incredible feeling, plus there’s prospect of getting my…

War on the Line

Good evening, Last sunday the Watercress Line held its annual War on the Line event and with it being Fathers Day it seemed liked the perfect time to visit with the family. The event is set in the time when World War II was well underway and all along the railway there was hectic activity!…

Locoyard Model Railway Working Towards Version 2.0

Newer followers of this blog may find it hard to believe that this website started life as a model railway diary.  The focus and involvement of this blog has almost exclusively switched to the real thing.  The subject of the blog, the original layout, was dismantled over a year ago and will not be resurrected. …