75F Update

The Spa Valley Railway boasts something that is a little unusual – an original engine shed.  Indeed it is the only original LB&SCR steam shed still in operation.  Some of the locomotives based on the railway proudly wear their 75F shed code, as can be seen on the front of the class 33 pictured above.

A Relaxing Spa Day

As you may gather, my idea of a spa day is perhaps not the same as most people’s!  It involves visiting the Spa Valley Railway; a heritage line based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  In 2013 I briefly visited the line (click here) and a few days after Christmas in 2014 I managed a proper visit…

The Spa Valley Railway

How many of you live near to or regularly travel close to a famous attraction and yet have never been there?  The sort of place that you would definitely visit if you were a tourist, but despite or maybe because it is just there on your doorstep you forget about it.  The Spa Valley Railway…