Special Weekend!

This weekend is an ideal time to both see heritage railway and restoration in progress at Ropley on the Watercress Line. It is also a great time to visit with your young ones!  All below activities are free to Standard Fare ticket holders: Saturday 18th June 2016: The Urie Locomotive Society’s special open day (including guided tours). Family…

Guard Training

Originally posted on Locksands Life:
On a recent trip to the Swanage Railway (last month) we knew there would only be one passenger train operating but we were caught unawares by a freight train awaiting our passenger train at Corfe Castle station. As we approached, I snapped a hurried photo of the loco at the…

Lego Big Boy!

What a fantastic lego locomotive! This magnificent creation is the work of previous bloggee and TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka Bricksonwheels, and it’s something rather special. It’s a Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ locomotive, and unlike most of Dennis’ builds it’s a relatively small 1:38 scale. But that doesn’t mean it’s a small build; at…

LMS Patriot Project – Update

Good evening, The LMS Patriot Projects Chief Engineer Kevin West has been playing with his new camcorder and made this walk round up-date video of the loco build. I got to admit I prefer this medium if update as it certainly gives a more tangible edge to the normal written with added photo’s type update.

Your chance to get your hands on some railway art

Good evening, Cornish Inc was set up by Stephen Bedser a Heritage Painter based in Cornwall who’s art depicts scenes of Steam Locomotives, Traction Engines, Classic Cars and old buildings, all lovingly painted in watercolor and Ink. Over the years Stephen has written several great pieces for LocoYard including a great mini series which looks at how…

Watercress Line Canadian Pacific Summer 2016 Update

The latest update from the Heritage Lottery Funded overhaul of Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific has been published!  Please click on the following link to read the article: preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/canpac-early-summer-2016-overhaul-update With HLF funding, this project to complete the overhaul of 35005 Canadian Pacific and two Bulleid carriages is in full swing.  However, we still require nearly £200,000…