Changing Lives

This video from the Heritage Lottery Fund looks at how the National Lottery-funded Mind the Gap scheme has led to eight apprentices working on heritage steam engines for the Watercress Line.  This scheme was nominated last year as a finalist in the Best Heritage Project category of the National Lottery Awards.  It is reassuring to see…

CanPac Carriage Shop Update

Tonight we have an update from the Watercress Line’s carriage shop, the first to include Bulleid Coach 4367 that recently been brought to Ropley from Alresford.  This is the second carriage in the Canadian Pacific project, that will be followed very closely.  Please click on the following link to read more: http://preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/chocks-away Please help support the Canadian…

The restoration of LMS 7828 in four minutes

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at a great video I came across yesterday featuring LMS carriage 7827. On loan from the National Railway Museum since 2003, this LMS carriage, 7828, has been restored by a dedicated group of volunteers. The carriage was built in 1925 at Derby’s Carriage and Wagon Works on Litchurch Lane.…

London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2016 – #3

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at ESNGBlogs final part of his report from the London Festival of Railway Modelling My final post on ‘Ally Pally’ is to look at O gauge, the ‘senior scale.’  There seems to be a vogue for O gauge shunting layouts at present.  The Model Railway Club’s Happisburgh Goods (pronounced ‘Haze-burr’)…