The 4150 Fund

Last Saturday the Severn Valley Railway held an open day where by paying a small supplement of £5 the visitor got to have a look at what was happening behind the scenes.  This was very much a busman’s holiday for me, but nonetheless very interesting!  The first port of call was Bewdley where Mrs Locoyard and I…

Watercress Line Canadian Pacific Special Tours!

Yesterday an update was posted on the Watercress Line’s blog detailing some of the special tours that have been arranged.  These are free and fun, tailored to most age ranges so it’s well worth taking advantage of them whilst you can! Please click on the following link to read the article: preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/take-a-walk-with-us With HLF funding, this project…

Watercress Line Carriage Shop June 2016 Update

The Watercress Line’s carriage shop has just posted their June 2016 update, that includes an update of the two Bulleid carriages being restored – 1456 and 4367.  The restoration of these two carriages is being undertaken as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Canadian Pacific Project.  Please click on the following link to read the article: preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/the-long-and-winding-railroad With…

Urie Locomotive Society Open Day

Last Saturday was the Urie Group’s Open Day at Ropley on the Watercress Line and as I was involved with running workshop tours all weekend, we gave the tours a Urie flavour to fit in with the day.  To do this I took myself on a crash course on the society’s two locomotives, both of which…