Susan

One of the delights of the modern heritage railway is it’s ability to surprise you when you find something unusual.  So it was just over a week ago when I met Susan for the first time on the South Devon Railway.  Susan at first glance might look like a diesel shunter, but she is a steam locomotive! …

The Prodigal Pannier Returned

Earlier this year, pannier tank engine 6412 returned to service on the South Devon Railway to begin a new lease of life as was originally intended when it hauled the first train in preservation on this line in 1969.  However it spent a long time away in between!  6412 was soon moved to the Paignton and…

Dinmore Manor

After April’s trip to the north east of England and no less than four rides on different railway’s, last week’s trip to Devon was less rail themed with two rides, one on Bickington Steam Railway and another on the South Devon Railway.  But with that said, I still managed to sneak a few minutes in Kingswear,…

UKHH News

This blog has come a long way since it’s first post in 2012 and working as part of UK Heritage Hub has certainly been one of its’ successes.  UK Heritage Hub is more than just an ezine, it is the bringing together of a community of like minded people and the work of Rowan Jackson as editor…

Surprise Steam

Good evening, Wednesday was the first Dorset Coast Express of the season which ran from London Victoria to Weymouth and was hauled by Tangmere. For the last couple of years I traditionally photograph the first one of the season at Eastleigh on the way to work on 35005. However this year I was going to…

Last chance to #VoteWatercressLine

Good evening, With the voting closing date for the National Lottery Awards fast approaching I thought it was a good idea to post a quick reminder for those who have not voted yet or have not shared it with family and friends. If you love heritage railways and want them to last for future generations to…

35028 Clan Lines overhaul at Crewe

Good evening, Tonights post is just a quick one, as mentioned earlier this month the pride of the Southern Railway preserved locomotives 35028 Clan Line has gone into overhaul at Crewe Works. The Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society who own Clan Line have been sharing updates on the progress they are making which can be…