North Norfolk Railway Autumn Steam Gala 2015

On Friday 4th September, I visited the North Norfolk Railway for its’ annual Autumn Steam Gala, and what an event. Before it had even started, on the Thursday, two locomotives had to be withdrawn for the event. Black 5 45337 had leaky tubes and SR West Country Class 34007 Wadebridge had been stuck on the…

The Y14 Returns!

The North Norfolk Railways’ stalwart, the J15 has returned to the railway in its new (or should that be old guise of a Y14). The restoration, which commenced in July 2013 has finally been completed, with one of the most thorough overhauls the loco has ever had.Teases had been seen on the M&GN’s Facebook page…

North Norfolk Railway Spring Steam Gala 2015

 The North Norfolk Railway’s annual steam gala was held on the weekend of the 6th to the 8th March, and what a spectacular weekend it was. The visitors were LNER Class D49 Morayshire, which was visiting from Scotland, a 4-4-0 locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley, courtesy of the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Railway…

North Norfolk Railway Wissington & Irene Special

Last Saturday, on the 14th February, I visited the North Norfolk Railway, for the Wissington & Irene Special. Both the locomotive (Wissington) and the carriage (Irene) have a varied history, and both of them, in the past five years, have been returned to service. Wissington worked at the Wissington Sugar Factory before being bought for…

A New Member of the Locoyard Team!

I am very pleased to announce that following our request for new members for the locoyard team, that we’ve found someone!  I would like to introduce you to Jonathan Malton, who will be contributing to the Locoyard blog.  Jonathan has started a fantastic YouTube channel that I heartly recommend you subscribe to (click here).  Today…