Not a KitKat in sight

The Kent and East Sussex Railway is many things.  The finest light railway in preservation is one and home to a fantastic collection of rolling stock another, but I was happy to find that it’s also a place with a great sense of humour!  On a recent tour of Rolvenden works, I had the pleasure of…

Newstead – Funding For The Future

https://www.gofundme.com/newsteadtransport A few weeks ago, I reported on a lost locomotive, Newstead, which had been rediscovered after restored by kept hidden within the Hertfordshire countryside. Last week, her long awaited return to the limelight was complete, and she is now safely at the Nene Valley Railway, where the Small Loco Group will restore the locomotive back to…

Who Do You Think You Are?

One of the aims of the Canadian Pacific Project is to find new links to broaden the appeal of heritage railways and it is for this reason that we exhibited at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at the Birmingham NEC.  We arrived armed with a short guide to help those researching their family history with…

Micky on the Isle of Wight

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at locksands visit to the Isle of Wight railway to see the lines new Ivatt tank. I will be visit the line in June so expect a future post on the new tank engine. Back in the late 1940s and into the 1950s a small tank engine was built…

Sunny Narrow Gauge South

Good evening, Tonight we will be looking at some great narrow gauge model railway layouts courstey of 009 adventures  A spring day in April. The countryside around Sparsholt was bathed in sunside. It was tempting to stay outside. However, the Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers exhibition was calling me (and many others) and the narrow gauge…

Portsea at Epsom

Today Sed30s blog features a 3mm designed on the stretch of railway between Portsmouth and Southsea station and Portsmouth Harbour station. Being from the city myself I was interested to see the model and does capture the atmosphere of the real line well. Paul Hopkins Portsea was at the Epsom show today, a brill example…