Flying Scotsman Steams!

On 21st December 2015, the world’s most famous steam locomotive steamed for the first time since the overhaul commenced and almost exactly ten years since its last excursion hauling the ‘Christmas Lunch Excursion’ run by Vintage Trains on 17 December 2005. There is some work still left to complete ahead of the loco making its first…

“Big Plans” to transform the world’s largest railway museum

The City of York Council working with Network Rail, the National Railway Museum and the Homes and Communities Agency have created a “new vision” for York.  The scheme includes various improvements of how the railway station is accessed from the city centre and the redevelopment of the city’s largest (178 acre) brownfield site located behind York Central railway station.  The…

Worlds Most Famous Train

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at a rather interesting story that was in the newspapers recently about the worlds most famous train.The National Railway Museum asked people across four continents to name five trains or engines they had heard of and the Scotsman topped the poll. It came out just ahead of the Rajadhani…

Woolmer

As today is Remembrance Sunday, a day when we remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom, it is rather fitting that we look at a locomotive that served on Longmoor Military Railway (LMR) from the date it was construction (1910) until 1953.  The LMR was built by the…

Bulleids at the NRM

Good afternoon, In July I visited the National Railway Museum with my family and tonight we are looking at some of the various photos of Bulleids I took. In the museums Great Hall you can see 35029 Ellerman Lines (albeit sectioned in 2 to show the internal workings of a steam loco) and 34051 Winston…

Scotsman 2016

The National Railway Museum have published details of plans for the world’s most famous steam locomotive’s first year of operation after completion of its major overhaul.  According to the latest official Flying Scotsman overhaul blog entry* to-date (as this article is published,) Riley and Sons still plan to complete the Flying Scotsman’s overhaul later this…