Re-opening the Railway Line between Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton and Manchester

https://www.change.org/p/derbyshire-county-council-re-open-the-railway-line-between-matlock-bakewell-and-buxton-c7876dc4-e40f-4d4d-8622-bd9570910655 A petition has been started to re-open the railway line between Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton and Manchester. Writing to the Transport Minister Patrick Mcloughlin, it states that there would be an economic boost to the era, and would remove vehicles from the road. On the Change.Org page it states; “A feasibility study was carried out in…

Project 28: UK Heritage Hub’s Clan Line Farewell.

Good evening, Tonight we have something rather special in the form of the UK Heritage Hubs Project 28.  In a small shed, in the corner of Stewarts Lane depot, near Battersea, a steam locomotive, built in the 1940s, is being brought to life for it’s final main line railtour. Southern Railway Merchant Navy class no.35028…

NYMR News

A new potash mine is to open near Sneaton, which in itself is quite remarkable, being the first to open for forty years.  As part of the new development, Sirius Minerals are required to pay significant developer contributions to mitigate the transport impacts of the new site.  This will provide a very useful £4.5 million…

Help Please! Funds, Tools, Time, Memories, Movies, Images…

Thanks to the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, work to return Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific is well underway.  However, we still need help and assistance to complete the project and you can assist in a variety of ways.  You can support the project through donations of funds or tools, by volunteering your time,…

American Character

There’s no doubt that steam locomotives originating from different nations have big differences in style and design.  British locomotives are relatively compact, especially compared with American steam engines.  There were differences in style and engineering practice between nations, plus differences of loading gauge (the UK’s being very narrow) that also no doubt made a big difference to the…

Rolling Stock on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Since this website’s creation there have been quite a few articles written about the Kent and East Sussex Railway, but remarkably very little about the railway’s rolling stock.  This is remarkable considering that the line’s fleet of carriages is one of its greatest assets.  Aside from the ubiquitous British Railway’s mark one carriages (that almost…