49th Commemoration of the End of Southern Steam

Today the 49th anniversary of the end of steam in the south was marked by a special rail tour hauled by Stanier Jubilee class 45699 Galatea.  It was great to see steam on the mainline for this commemoration, especially considering mainline operations not too long ago looked in doubt.  Although this wasn’t a Southern steam engine,…

Icons of Steam Update September 2015

Icons of Steam have a collection of remarkable steam locomotives. Where possible the locomotives are kept in working order and where possible on the mainline.  The locomotive in the collection that is in the news currently is world famous 46100 Royal Scot.  Today Royal Scot was delivered to the Severn Valley Railway, where it will run a…

60163 Tornado Returns

That’s right, it’s back! New build A1 class 60163 Tornado has returned to service after the completion of its first overhaul. The locomotive has once again been painted in British Railways apple green after being BR express blue prior to withdrawal. This is excellent news to all those who admire this recreation of Peppercorns long…

Project 28: The Preview

A first look at Project 28, a new film being produced by UK Heritage Hub’s roving reporter James Corben. In this film, we take a look back over the past few years at some of Clan Line’s ground-breaking railtours, as well as a behind-the-scenes look inside the locomotive’s base at Stewarts Lane as the Merchant…

Engines at Work

Good evening, Over the last couple of weeks JS Rail on YouTube has been posting a fantastic series of videos called Engines at Work which showcases some of the finest locomotives in Preservation, both on the Mainline and Preserved Network. The first video  focuses on Merchant Navy No. 35028 ‘Clan Line’ – the pride and…