Hello readers of Loco Yard!
After a few weeks in the USA, touring the West Coast of the country, and visiting many of the heritage railroads of Nevada and California, I am now back in the UK. As with last time, I will be sharing videos and pictures of my adventure in the USA, so be on the lookout for those special blog posts.
In my time away from Britain, there have been big news stories from my local heritage railways. First off, the Nene Valley Railway’s Hudswell Clarke No. 1800, known as No. 1 Thomas has finally returned to service after two years out of service. The locomotive was named by the author of the original books, Reverend W. Awdry. Here is a video courtesy of jules44443 of the locomotive on its first day of service.
Also, the North Norfolk Railway’s LNER B12 returned to service in July, after its incident with the buffers at Holt station during the Wartime Weekend last October. Reports from the M&GN Society say that the locomotive has been operating well, and should be in service for the remainder of the year. There has also been the opening of the new Station Shop, Toilets and Tourist Information in Sheringham, along with the reinstatement of the footbridge. I will have images of the progress when I visit the line for the Autumn Spring Gala in September. Below is a video from Home Movie Person of the locomotive back in service.
I look forward to sharing the sights and sounds of some of the United States of America’s best heritage railroads in the coming weeks.
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