Kent and East Sussex Railway Saturday Gang Jan-April 2016 Report

Earlier today, the Kent and East Sussex Railway Saturday Gang posted a new update. The group work in the railway’s locomotive workshops in Rolvenden, overhauling and repairing the light railway’s fleet of locomotives. Details of work on the railway’s steam locomotives and Ransomes and Rapier 30-ton Steam Crane DS81 are provided in the latest update that can be viewed in their…

Tornado hits Rainhill

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at post by ESNBlog who managed to catch Tornado at Rainhill on Friday and she looked rather impressive Friday, and I’m back at the same spot in Redhill, waiting for the replica Peppercorn A1 Pacific ‘Tornado’ to pass through.  It’s an interesting comparison to the Scotsman, and is a…

The Flying Scotsman

Good evening, Tonight is just a quick look at a certain locomotive I went to see last weekend. The Flying Scotsman was hauling a lunch train from Salisbury to Southampton and back. I took my place on a bridge just outside of Southampton Central and waited for her to arrive soon with members of the…

Family Fun on a Steam Railway

Having only just come to terms with it being 2016, it seems strange to think that we have now reached the summer half term, but nevertheless here we are!  If you’re looking at finding some fun activities for the children, why not pop along to the Watercress Line on 1st and 2nd June for a ride behind…

News round-up (2), 2016

A great round up by New Build Steam with the latest news from all the new build projects 2013 Prince George Latest developments for the LNWR George V 4-4-0 are that the smokebox has been on display at Quorn on the Great Central Railway (pictured above – photo by Geoffrey Wilkins,… Source: News round-up (2),…

GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam “Swindon Built”

This coming weekend May 28th-30th is the GWSR’s annual Cotswold Festival of Steam, This year with the theme “Swindon built” to celebrate 175 years since the GWR’s Swindon workshops opened. 8 locos will be in steam for the event operating an intensive service, including steam runs to Laverton over Stanway Viaduct (not usually possible any…