Being Nosey

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and with that in mind, tonight we hope to flatter the inspiration for this blog post – Akron Railroad Club’s blog’s post; Just Being Nosey With My Camera (click here to read).  It’s interesting to find how relatively few of these shots I could muster, though when…

Please Help The East Kent Railway!

Today we have a request for help from the East Kent Railway that we would like to share.  So please read on and also take note of the date! On July 18th and 19th, the East Kent Railway shall be holding their 20th Anniversary gala, which is planned to be a very big event with lots happening, including…

Happy Fathers Day!

Tonight we have a slideshow of pictures with a Fathers Day theme – namely pictures I’ve taken of steam engines when with my dad.  All that is left to say is Happy Fathers Day Dad!

Here’s One We Did Earlier – 925 Cheltenham

As the day that I will be working on the CanPac project for the Watercress Line approaches, it has given me a little time to reflect on the last steam locomotive to emerge from Eastleigh’s locomotive works after an overhaul.  After spending many (if not all) of its’ preserved life on static display, the National Railway Museum’s…

Remembering Quintinshill 100 years on

Originally posted on National Railway Museum blog:
Today’s post is written by Andrew McLean, our Head Curator. The devastating accident on the Caledonian Railway at Quintinshill near Gretna on 22 May 1915 is Britain’s greatest railway disaster. At least 227 people were killed in a multiple crash exacerbated by a fire which engulfed the wreckage.…

60163 Tornado Returns

That’s right, it’s back! New build A1 class 60163 Tornado has returned to service after the completion of its first overhaul. The locomotive has once again been painted in British Railways apple green after being BR express blue prior to withdrawal. This is excellent news to all those who admire this recreation of Peppercorns long…

Golden Tickets

The Severn Valley Railway is holding a competition to celebrate it’s golden jubilee.  To enter, all you need do is buy a ticket on the line from 5th July.  Six people lucky people will receive a golden ticket, giving them and a guest an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour – something that will surely attract many enthusiasts!