Bluebell Railway, 1970

Originally posted on esngblog:
A few more very old pictures from my album.  This was a school railway club trip to the Bluebell Railway, I think.  Steam on British Railways had finally died in 1968, so to go to this little preserved line and see old steam locos in operation was something special. And note…

Planned Future Model Steam Locomotive Releases in 00 Scale

At locoyard we try to keep track of 00 scale model announcements – which change rapidly in these exciting times.  There are many manufacturers and special commissions from different vendors, with announcements made at various events and through different media.  As ever, hopefully this will summary will not be outdated too soon, but I have…

Merry Christmas 2015!

Merry Christmas Everyone!  Thank you to everyone who visits or contributes to www.locoyard.com.  We’ve had a fantastic year and look forward to a hopefully even better one in 2016. To mark the day, we have a slideshow of Advent Calendar blog posts (you may need to view this from a computer.)  Special thanks go to Brian Dominic, Richard…

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Last weekend I was simply having a wonderful Christmas time on the Isle of Wight!  The steam railway ran services late into the evening on Saturday 19th December, giving an opportunity to enjoy a ride on a steam train without the usual trimmings of the Santa Special season.  The railway were also serving a Christmas carvery, although…

Flying Scotsman Steams!

On 21st December 2015, the world’s most famous steam locomotive steamed for the first time since the overhaul commenced and almost exactly ten years since its last excursion hauling the ‘Christmas Lunch Excursion’ run by Vintage Trains on 17 December 2005. There is some work still left to complete ahead of the loco making its first…