The Love of Steam and Railway Heritage

The image above shows a 65 year old machine from a locomotive class first introduced 70 years ago, a class that would be the basis for the most numerically successful type in the history of railways in the UK.  21 of this locomotive’s 60 year-long commercial career was spent serving British Railways.  Next to it is a steam engine…

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…

At 6AM GMT everyday starting from 1st December and until the 24th December we will publish a new railway themed Christmas photograph, each time hiding behind the locoyard engine shed doors!  Click on the image above for a taster!  As we did last year, we are looking for contributions. If you have a winter themed railway (real…

Warley 2016 Announcements – LNER Delights!

There was more to follow Hornby’s shock release of details of their 2016 range on Thursday! There are also two new LNER steam locomotives on their way from the Margate based firm. The first will be a super-detail 4-6-0 Holden B12 Class. This promises to be far better than the old model that so many…

Black 5 Day!

As we draw near to the end of the Black 5 Day (aka “Black Friday)” it seemed a good time to post a picture of the Watercress Line’s 45379 in action last year hauling a Santa Special.  It is also a timely reminder that the Locoyard Advent Calendar will be started December 1st at 6AM…

Hornby 2016 Range

Well I was not expecting this to come today!  With the model railway community preparing for the possibility of announcements at the forthcoming Warley National Model Railway Exhibition (this weekend), today Hornby have chosen today to announce their 2016 range! Having barely looked through, it’s difficult to make a full assessment, but it’s interesting to see the…

Terriers

Originally posted on Locksands Life:
Today I am unashamedly showing some railway locos that will keep me happy. The small tank engines built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in the 1870s became my favourite type of loco in my train spotting days getting on for 90 years after they were built. A…