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…

Under a Q1

Good evening, Last week I was on a family holiday back to my home town in Yorkshire and what sort of steam enthusiast doesn’t pop by the National Railway Museum whilst in the neighbourhood? Dave covered most of the exhibits that are based at the NRM in his post for the Great Gathering back in…

Swindon 175

2016 will be 175 years since Daniel Gooch recommended to Isambard Kingdom Brunel to locate the Great Western Railway’s main locomotive works in Swindon.  Located half way between Bristol and Reading, Swindon was an ideal location.  The developments associated with the GWR accelerated development of the town that is now the biggest in Wiltshire.  A…