Bulleid 50 – Nene Valley Railway

On Saturday 25th February 2017, I visited the Nene Valley Railway for their Bulleid 50 event, celebrating the return of Battle of Britain class, 34081 ’92 Squadron’ and commemorating the end of Bulleid Pacifics on the mainline. As their website described;“The summer of 1967 is remembered for many things.  We could watch colour television for…

Sir Nigel Gresley

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the death of possibly the most famous steam locomotive Chief Mechanical Engineer of the 20th Century, Sir Nigel Gresley.  He became Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Northern Railway in 1911 and at the grouping of railways in 1923 CME of the London and North Eastern Railway.  After a…