BR Standard Atlantic

As I passed by on the Watercress Line’s Heritage DMU Thumper Unit 1125 (click here for more), I spied a visitor sitting in Ropley loco yard sitting next to a class 08 diesel shunter (click here for more), as can be seen in the picture above.  The visitor was BR Standard class 7MT 70000 Britannia,…

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 8 – Schools Class 925 Cheltenham

This is the last blog post looking at the stars of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014 and the third product of Richard Maunsell (the other two being 850 Lord Nelson and U class 31806).  As with Lord Nelson, this locomotive is a member of the National Collection and preserved in the vibrant Malachite Green…

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 7 – British Railways Standard Class 9F – 92212

During the Saturday of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014, this magnificent locomotive spent the day at Ropley.  It was (as Simon described it) playing the role of the Thunderbird – the rescue locomotive.  It was good to see this big powerful locomotive again, after it’s long stay at the Bluebell Railway.