Locoyard Heritage Train Diary

Blog Entries of visits to heritage lines and mainline tours from website owner Dave can be found on this page.  Note that blog posts are not normally posted in order, so this page will add some clarity and order to the various blog ramblings!

The page will be updated with new posts of recent visits, with the latest visits at the top of the list.

Planned future blog posts will be highlighted

 

 

14th April 2015

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotive in Steam – 925 Cheltenham

Blog Post – A Teaser!

Watercress Line 2015 Ropley - Schools class V 925 Cheltenham

25th April 2015

Severn Valley Railway

Locomotives in Steam – Ex-GWR 45xx 4566 (also Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0 43106, Rebuilt Battle of Britain class 34053 Sir Keith Park and 7812 Erlestoke Manor)

Blog Post – The Severn Valley

2015 - Severn Valley Railway Kidderminster - Ex-GWR 45xx 4566 BR black

 

 

 

23rd April 2015

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Locomotives in operation – Bo-Bo Diesel hydraulic Lady Wakefield and 2-8-2 No. 9 River Mite

Blog Post – La’al Ratty

2015 - Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - No. 9 River Mite 2-8-2

 

 

22nd April 2015

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Locomotive in Steam – Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T 1245

Blog Entry – Short but Sweet

2015 - Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway - Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T 1245

 

 

 

18th April 2015

East Lancashire Railway – Small Engines Weekend

Locomotives in operation – Haydock Foundry 0-6-0WT C Bellerophon, ex-Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway class 27 LMS 12322, Hunslet Austerity’s WD 75008 Swiftsure & 132 Sapper, British Railways Class 08 08164 Prudence, Class 09 09024, class 14’s D9531 and D9531 Ernest and  class 03 D2062.

Blog Entry – Small Engines Weekend

2015 - East Lancashire Railway Bury Bolton Street - British Railways Class 09 09024 - Class 14 diesel-hydraulic locomotive D9531 and D9531 Ernest

 

 

22nd March 2015

Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park

Locomotives in steam – Southern U class 1638, S15 class 847, Ex-LBSCR E4 B473 & SECR H Class 263

Blog Entry – A Mid-Sussex Adventure

Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park - Southern Railway Maunsell S15 class 847

 

 

14th February 2015

Watercress Line – Spring Steam Gala

Locomotives in steam – 4464 Bittern, 34007 Wadebridge, 70000 Britannia, 850 Lord Nelson, Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379 and schools class 925 Cheltenham

Blog Entry – Mid-Hants Spring (?) Steam Gala 2015

Mid Hants Railway Spring Steam Gala 2015 Ropley - LNER A4 Class 4464 Bittern

28th December 2014

Spa Valley Railway

Locomotive in steam – Hunslet Austerity War Department 75105 Walkden

Blog Entry – A Relaxing Spa Day

Spa Valley Railway 2014 Groombridge - Hunslet Austerity 3155 War Department WD 75105 Walkden

14th December 2014

Watercress Line – Watercress Line (Santa Specials)

Locomotives in steam – Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379 and BR Standard 9F 92212

Blog Entry – Christmas Heritage Rail Services in HampshireWatercress Railway 2014 Ropley Christmas Santa Specials - Ex-LMS Black 5 45379

8th November 2014

Peak Rail

Locomotives in Operation – Hunslet Austerity Lord Phil and class 14 14029

Blog Entry – November Steam

Nov 2014 Peak Rail Rowsley South - Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST Lord Phil Nov 2014 Peak Rail Matlock - Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST Lord PhilNov 2014 Peak Rail Matlock - Class 14 Diesel Shunter 14901

 

25th October 2014

Watercress Line – Watercress Line Autumn Steam Gala 2014

Locomotives in steam – GWR 42xx 4270, 14xx 1450 (with autotrain,) Castle class 5029 Nunney Castle, 69xx Modified Hall class 6960 Raveningham Hall, Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379, 850 Lord Nelson and BR Standard 9F 92212

Blog Entry – The Mid-Hants Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala 2014

2014 Autumn Steam Gala Watercress Line - Approaching Ropley - GWR 42xx 2-8-0T 4270 freight train

5th October 2014

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway – Woody Bay

Locomotive in steam – Manning Wardle 2-6-2T E190 Lyd

Blog Entry – The Lynton and Barnstaple Spell

2014 Lynton and Barnstaple Railway - Woody Bay - Replica Manning Wardle 2-6-2T E190 Lyd 2014 Lynton and Barnstaple Railway - Woody Bay - Replica Manning Wardle 2-6-2T E190 Lyd2014 Lynton and Barnstaple Railway - Woody Bay - third brake No.16

3rd October 2014

West Somerset Railway – Stogumber (Autumn Gala)

Locomotive’s seen – 4575 Prairie tank 5542 & 4932 Hatherton Hall (4936 Kinlet Hall)

Blog Entry – Stogumber

2014 West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala - Stogumber - GWR 4936 Kinlet Hall as 4932 Hatherton Hall

1st August 2014

South Devon Railway – Buckfastleigh

Locomotive’s in steam – 57xx class L.92 & 2251 Collett Goods class 3205

Blog Entry – Buckfastleigh, South Devon Railway 2014

2014 South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh - London Transport 57xx L.92 pannier tank 2014 South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh - BR Class 37 D6975  6975  37275 - London Transport 57xx L.92 pannier tank

31st July 2014

Paignton and Dartmouth Railway – Dartmouth to Kingswear

Locomotive’s in steam – 7827 Lydham Manor & 5239 Goliath

Blog Entry – A Room With A View

2014 Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway - Paignton - Pullman Devon Belle Observation Car 2014 Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway - View from Pullman Devon Belle Observation Car 7827 Lydham Manor 2014 Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway - View from Pullman Devon Belle Observation Car Greenway Tunnel

29th July 2014

Paignton and Dartmouth Railway – Dartmouth/Kingswear

Locomotive in steam – 7827 Lydham Manor

Blog Entry – So Near and Yet So Far…

2014 - Locoyard - Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway - Kingswear Castle paddle steam and 7827 Lydham Manor

28th July 2014

Dartmoor Railway

Blog Entry – The Granite Way

Dartmoor Railway 2014 - Meldon Viaduct View - Dam Dartmoor Railway 2014 - Meldon Viaduct (Granite Way) Dartmoor Railway 2014 - Meldon Viaduct (Class 477 No. 47701 Waverley)

6th July 2014

The Bluebell Railway – Sussex Food Festival

Locomotives in steam – Ex-GWR 56xx 5643, SECR C Class 592 &SECR H Class 263

Blog Entry:

The Beautiful Bluebell Railway

2014 Bluebell Railway - Imberhorne tip cutting - Ex-GWR 56xx class - 5643 2014 Bluebell Railway - Horsted Keynes - SECR C class 592 2014 Bluebell Railway - Horsted Keynes - Ice cream van - Sussex Food Festival

22nd June 2014

Watercress Line – Alton

Locomotives in steam – U class 31806

Blog Entry:

The Times They Are a-Changin part 1

2014 - Watercress Railway - Alton - Ex-Southern Railway U class - 31806

24th May 2014

Kent and East Sussex Railway – 40th Anniversary Steam Gala

Locomotives in steam – Class 21C 376 Norwegian, Hunslet Austerity 23 Holman F Stephens, USA Class no 65 (Maunsell), Sentinal Gervase, 56xx 6619, 16xx 1638 & A1X terrier 32678

Blog Entry:

40th Anniversary Gala

2014 Kent and East Sussex Railway 40th Anniversary Gala Rolvenden-Tenterden Bank 16xx Pannier Tank BR 1638 2014 Kent and East Sussex Railway 40th Anniversary Gala Rolvenden class 21C 376 Norwegian Sentinal 0-4-0 10 Gervase 2014 Kent and East Sussex Railway 40th Anniversary Gala Tenterden Town A1X Terrier 32678 Hunslet Austerity 23 Holman F Stephens

18th May 2014

Watercress Line – Alresford Watercress Festival

Locomotives in operation – DMU Thumper Unit 1125 & U class 31806 (also 925 Cheltenham and class 37 D6836)

Blog Entry – A Busy Watercress Festival 2014

Watercress Festival 2014 Alresford (02) Watercress Festival 2014 Alresford (09) BR ex - Southern Railway U class 31806

4th May 2014

Bankside Miniature Railway

Locomotive in operation – Carolyn

Blog Entry – Bankside Miniature Railway

Bankside Miniature Railway - Brambridge Garden Centre 2014 - Carolyn

4th May 2014

Watercress Line – Not The Last Thump!

Locomotives in operation – DMU Thumper Unit 1125, 850 Lord Nelson & U class 31806

Blog Entry – A Thumping Good Day Out!

2014 - Watercress Railway - Alton - Class 205 DEMU Hampshire Unit Thumper 1125 Not the Last Thump

21st April 2014

Swanage Railway

Locomotives in steam – Ex LSWR M7 Tank 30053 & Rebuilt West Country class 34028 Eddystone

Blog Entry:

Swanage Railway – Easter 2014 Visit

2014 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Ex-LSWR M7 class - BR 30053 Corfe Castle - National Trust - Swanage Railway (rebuilt West Country class 34028 Eddystone)

12th April 2014

Eastleigh

Blog Entry – Uncelebrated Heritage on our Doorstep

Eastleigh - April 2014 - Class 50 - 50011 Hood clag

23rd March 2014

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway – Spring Steam Gala 2014

Locomotives in steam – 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley, 1002 The Empress, 850 Lord Nelson, 1908 Ernest Henry Upton, 4789 William Baker, 3 Francis Henry Lloyd, 2005 Silver Jubilee,
2006 Edward VIII, 70055 Rob Roy, 6100 Royal Scot, 6220 Coronation, 21C1 Channel Packet, 10 Sir Arthur Heywood, Sanjo, Idris, 8 David Curwen, 761 Taw

Blog Entry –Think Big!

2014 - Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway - Spring Steam Gala - 6110 Royal Scot, 4789 William Baker & 3 Francis Henry Lloyd

16th March 2014

Watercress Line – Alton & Ropley

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson & U class 31806

Blog Entries –

Departing Soon!

Sunset and Steam

 2014 - Watercress Railway - Alton - Ex-Southern Railway U class - 31806 2014 - Watercress Railway - Ropley - BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 class 92212

9th March 2014

Watercress Line – Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014

Locomotives in steam – 35028 Clan Line, Met No.1, 34046 Braunton, 34007 Wadebridge, 850 Lord Nelson, U class 31806, schools class 925 Cheltenham and BR Standard 9F 92212

Blog Entry – The Mid-Hants Railway’s Spring Steam Gala 2014

2014 - Watercress Line - Spring Steam Gala - Ropley - Merchant Navy Class - 35028 Clan Line

22nd December 2013

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway– Havenstreet

Locomotives in steam – WD192 Royal Wagonner & Barclay 0-6-0T No.W38 Ajax

Blog Entries –

A Santa Special and a North Pole Shuttle…

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Xmas 2013 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Barclay 0-6-0T No.W38 Ajax Xmas 2013 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Ex-LBSCR A1X Terrier W8 Freshwater

9th December 2013

Mainline – Eastleigh

Locomotive’s in steam – Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 44871 and 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier

Blog Entry – The Cathedrals Express Part 2

2013 - Mainline Steam - The Cathedrals Express - LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871 and 45407 (Eastleigh)

Watercress Line – Eastleigh Work’s

Blog Entry – The Beast

Merchant Navy class - 35005 Canadian Pacific -  Eastleigh Dec 2013 (left view)

5th December 2013

Mainline – Lineside (Eastleigh)

Locomotive’s in steam – Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 44871 and 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier

Blog Entry – The Cathedrals Express

2013 - Mainline Steam - The Cathedrals Express - LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871 & 45407 (depart Eastleigh)

11th November 2013

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway – Swindon

Blog Entry –

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway

2013 - STEAM Museum of the GWR - Swindon - GWR 4073 Class - 4073 Caerphilly Castle

26th October 2013

Watercress Line – Watercress Autumn Steam Spectacular 2013

Locomotives in steam – 60163 Tornado, 34046 Braunton, 34007 Wadebridge, 7000 Britannia, 850 Lord Nelson, Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379, U class 31806 and schools class 925 Cheltenham (as back-up),

Blog Entries –

It’s the early bird that catches the train

He waits, that’s what he does….

Riders on the storm – capturing steam giants in bad weather

Demonstration Goods

Wrapping Up the Gala

2013 Watercress Line Autumn Steam Spectacular - Ropley - West Country class - 34046 Braunton & U class 31806 & 850 Lord Nelson 2013 Watercress Line Autumn Steam Spectacular - Approaching Ropley - BR Standard 7MT class 70000 Britannia Watercress Line 2013 Autumn Gala - 60163 Tornado in the pouring rain

22nd September 2013

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway– Havenstreet

Locomotive in steam – Ex-LSWR 02 class W24 Calbourne

Blog Entries –

W24 Calbourne

Locomotives at Havenstreet

2013 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Ex-LSWR 02 class - W24 Calbourne 2013 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST Invincible & Barclay 0-6-0T No.W38 Ajax

15th September 2013

The Spa Valley Railway – Tunbridge Wells West

Locomotive in steam – RSH Ugly class 62 Ugly

Blog Entry – The Spa Valley Railway

2013 Spa Valley Railway - Tunbridge Wells West - RSH Ugly Class no.62 Ugly 2013 Spa Valley Railway - Tunbridge Wells West 2013 Spa Valley Railway - Tunbridge Wells West - engine shed Pecket 1636 Fonmon

1st September 2013

Watercress Line – Alresford & Ropley

Locomotives in steam – Schools class 925 Cheltenham & Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379

Blog Entries:

A Study of A1 class 60163 Tornado

Schools class 925 Cheltenham

Contrasting Duets

Stanier 45379

2013 Watercress Line - Ropley - A1 class 60163 Tornado 2013 Watercress Line - Alresford - Southern Schools class V - 925 Cheltenham 2013 Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 37 D6836 & class 37 37901 Mirrlees Pioneer

2nd August 2013

Paignton & Dartmouth Railway – Kingswear

Locomotives in steam – 7827 Lydham Manor & 5239 Goliath

Blog Entries –

A Giant In A Beautiful Land

Lydham Manor

PDSR Kingswear River Dart Dartmouth 2013 - GWR 52xx - 5239 Goliath 2013 Paignton and Dartmouth Railway - Kingswear - BR 72xx 4-6-0 Class - 7827 Lydham Manor

31st July 2013

South Devon Railway – Buckfastleigh

Locomotives in steam – 1366 class 1369 & 2251 Collett Goods class 3205

Blog Entries –

Posters, railwayana and other details at Buckfastleigh station

UK’s Youngest Six-Coupled Classic

Buckfastleigh

2013 South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh - Poster 2013 South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh - GWR 2251 Collett Goods Class - 3205 2013 South Devon Railway - Buckfastleigh - GWR 1366 Pannier Tank Class - 1369

17th July 2013

The National Railway Museum, York – The Great Gathering

Blog Entries:

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (aka Locoyard in the NRM)

2013 The Great Gathering - All 6 A4 pacifics

Exhibits of the National Railway Museum York

2013 National Railway Museum York - The Great Gathering - LNER A3 502 Flying Scotsman 2013 National Railway Museum York - The Great Gathering - LBSCR B1 class - 0-4-2 214 Gladstone 2013 National Railway Museum York - The Great Gathering - Shutt End Colliery Railway 0-4-0 steam locomotive Agenoria

 14th July 2013

Hockley Viaduct (south of Winchester)

Blog Entry – Hockley Viaduct – A good example of making use of redundant infrastructure

Hockley Viaduct - Locoyard Blog 2013 (cycle route) Hockley Viaduct - Locoyard Blog 2013

29th June 2013

Mainline – Eastleigh

Locomotive in steam – 34067 Tangmere

Blog Entry – The Bath and Bristol

2013 - Mainline Bath and Bristol - Eastleigh - UnrebuiltBattle of Britain class - 34067 Tangmere 2013 - Mainline Bath and Bristol - Eastleigh - UnrebuiltBattle of Britain class - 34067 Tangmere

16th June 2013

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – Unrebuilt West Country 34007 Wadebridge, Schools class 925 Cheltenham & Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379

Blog Entries:

A Growling Lion!

Ropley June 2013 Gallery

Class 37/9 D6836

West Country Pacific 34007 Wadebridge

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Class 50 - 50027 Lion & Unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 Wadebridge 2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Schools class - 925 Cheltenham & Class 37 - D6836 2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Southern Railway - Private Path Notice

8th June 2013

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Locomotives in steam – 1001 The Monarch, 1002 The Empress, 2005 Silver Jubilee, 2006 Edward VIII, 3007 Firefly,

Blog Entry – Surrey Border and Camberley Railway

8th June 2013 - Eastleigh Lakeside - Surrey Border & Camberley Railway and the Locomotives of HCS Bullock Day - 2007 Firefly & 1001 8th June 2013 - Eastleigh Lakeside - Surrey Border & Camberley Railway and the Locomotives of HCS Bullock Day - 1002 The Empress 02 - 8th June 2013 - Eastleigh Lakeside - Surrey Border & Camberley Railway and the Locomotives of HCS Bullock Day (24)

18th May 2013

Kent and East Sussex Railway – Tenterden Town and Rolvenden

Locomotives in steam – 56xx 6619, 16xx 1638 & A1X terrier 32670

Blog Entries:

A Heavy Tank at home on a Light Railway – 56xx 6619 at Tenterden Town

Unique Western in the South East

Tenterden Terrier

Rolvenden Loco Yard

2013 - Kent and East Sussex Railway - Tenterden Town - Ex-GWR 56xx - 6619 2013 - Kent and East Sussex Railway - Tenterden Town - GWR 16xx - 1638 2013 - Kent and East Sussex Railway - Tenterden Town - Ex-LBSCR A1X Terrier - 32670

13th May 2013

Swanage Railway

Locomotive in steam – Rebuilt West Country class 34028 Eddystone

Blog Entries:

M7 Tank 30053 – Lined BR Black (late crest)

Gallery of Views of the Swanage Railway

Diesel Powe

Rebuilt West Country Pacific 34028 Eddystone 

BR Standard 4MT Tank and other Swanage Railway Stock

Secundus

2013 - Swanage Railway - Swanage - Ex-LSWR M7 class - 30053 (BR lined late crest) 2013 - Swanage Railway - Swanage - class 20 - 20227 London Underground 2013 - Swanage Railway - Corfe Castle - Rebuilt West Country class - 34028 Eddystone

5th May 2013

Watercress Line – Ropley & Medstead and Four Marks

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson & Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379

Blog Entries:

34051 Sir Winston Churchill at Ropley loco yard 

The Watercress Line Video 

2013 Watercress Line - Ropley - NRM Bulleid pacific - 34051 Sir Winston Churchill (smokebox) 2013 Watercress Line - Ropley - NRM Bulleid pacific - 34051 Sir Winston Churchill (speedo) 2013 Watercress Line - Ropley - Booking Office

27th April 2013

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway– Havenstreet

Blog Entry – A Sleepy Saturday At Havenstreet 

2013 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Ex-LBSCR E1 class - 32110 2013 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Southern Carriage 4112 2013 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Invincible Ajax & W24 Calbourne

20th – 21st April 2013

Watercress Line – Real Ale Train – Alton, Ropley, Alresford and line side

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson and 925 Cheltenham

Blog Entries –

Spring Scenes At Ropley Loco Yard 

The Real Ale Train! 

A View of the Line 

Watercress Line - 2013 - Ropley - 850 Lord Nelson Watercress Line - Alton - 2013 - Real Ale Train - Bar Watercress Line - Ropley - 2013 - Real Ale Train - Black 5 45379

13th April 2013

Mainline – Salisbury

Locomotive in steam – 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

Blog Entry – The Moonraker! Castle Class 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

2013 The Moonraker Mainline Tour - Salisbury - GWR 4073 Castle Class - 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 2013 The Moonraker Mainline Tour - Salisbury - GWR 4073 Castle Class - 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 2013 The Moonraker Mainline Tour - Salisbury - GWR 4073 Castle Class - 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

29th March 2013

Watercress Line – Day Out With Thomas Easter

Locomotives in steam – 1 Thomas, Schools class 925 Cheltenham, Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379 & U class 31806

Blog Entry – Day Out With Thomas 

2013 Day out with Thomas - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-Austerity  class - 1 Thomas & class 11 shunter 12049

9th March 2013

Exbury Gardens Steam Railway

Locomotive in steam – Mariloo

Blog Entry – New Forest Steam – Exbury Gardens Steam Railway

2013 - Exbury Gardens - 236 Mariloo 2013 - Exbury Gardens - 236 Mariloo

2nd March 2013

Watercress Line – The Great Spring Steam Gala

Locomotives in steam – Ex-LSWR T9 class 30120, N15 King Arthur class 777 Sir Lamiel, GWR 5101 large prairie tank 5164, 850 Lord Nelson, schools class 925 Cheltenham, Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379 & 34007 Wadebridge

Blog Entries –

The Great Spring Gala 2013

GWR Large Prairie Tank 5101 class – 5164

Ex-LSWR T9 class – 30120

Southern Railways N15 King Arthur Class – 777 Sir Lamiel

The Watercress Line’s Home Fleet in Action 

Medstead Wagon Gang

 

2013 Great Spring Steam Gala - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-LSWR T9 class - 30120 & Southern Schools V - 925 Cheltenham 2013 Great Spring Steam Gala - Watercress Line - Medstead & Four Marks - GWR 5101 class Prairie Tank - 5164 2013 Great Spring Steam Gala - Watercress Line - Ropley - N15 King Arthur class - 777 - Sir Lamiel

24th February 2013

The Science Museum, London

Blog Post – The Science Museum

Stephenson's Rocket - The Science Museum (Remains of - original NRM National Collection) Puffing Billy - The Science Museum - NRM National Collection Grand Junction Railway locomotive Columbine - Science Museum - NRM National Collection

17th February 2013

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – Schools class V 925 Cheltenham & 850 Lord Nelson

Blog Entries –

Thomas the Tank Engine!

Portrait of a Resting Bulleid Pacific

Schools class 925 Cheltenham and a Ropley update

Midland Power in a Southern Setting

Lord Nelson Sunset

2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - 1 Thomas 2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-SR Bulleid West Country class - 34007 Wadebridge 2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - SR 850 Lord Nelson

27th January 2013

Watercress Line – Lineside, Alton & Ropley

Locomotive in steam – Schools class V 925 Cheltenham

Blog Entries –

First visit to the Watercress Line 2013 – Chasing a Schools Class and Exploring Alton

First visit to the Watercress Line 2013 part 2 – Ropley

2013 - Watercress Line - Alton - SR Schools class V - 925 Cheltenham 2013 - Watercress Line - Alton Station 2013 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Kings Cross Footbridge

6th January 2013

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Locomotive in steam – 7¼” 850 Lord Nelson replica

Blog Entry – Baby Nellie!

6th January 2013 - Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway - 850 Lord Nelson 6th January 2013 - Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway - 850 Lord Nelson 6th January 2013 - Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway - 850 Lord Nelson & D 1994 Eastleigh

2012 Locoyard Steam Round-up

22nd December 2012

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway– Havenstreet

Locomotive in steam – WD198 Royal Engineer

Blog Entry – Christmas on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

December 2012 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Hunslet Austerity class - WD198 Royal Engineer December 2012 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet December 2012 - Isle of Wight Steam Railway - Havenstreet - Ex - LBSCR E1 class - 32110

15th December 2012

Watercress Line – Ropley & Medstead and Four Marks

Locomotives in steam – U class 31806, schools class V 925 Cheltenham & (on-shed) 34007 Wadebridge

Blog Entries –

Busy Christmas Scenes at Ropley

Christmas at Medstead and Four Marks

2012 - Watercress Line - Medstead and Four Marks - Christmas scene (view from Booking Office) 2012 - Watercress Line - Medstead and Four Marks - Christmas Tree in Booking Office 2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Schools class V - 925 Cheltenham - Santa Specials

10th December 2012

Mainline – Winchester (plus 71000 in Eastleigh yard)

Locomotive in steam – 60163 Tornado

Blog Entries –

60163 Tornado – A BR Blue Christmas

71000 Duke of Gloucester sunbathing in the Winter Sun

2012 - Mainline Working - The Cathedrals Express - Winchester - A1 class - 60163 Tornado - BR Blue 2012 - Mainline Working - The Cathedrals Express - Winchester - A1 class - 60163 Tornado - BR Blue 2012 - Eastleigh -  71000 Duke of Gloucester

9th December 2012

Watercress Line – Alresford, Ropley & Medstead and Four Marks

Locomotives in steam – U class 31806, schools class V 925 Cheltenham & (on-shed) 34007 Wadebridge

Blog Entries –

Sleeping Giants at Ropley

Santa’s Train – A Hard Day’s Work for 31806 on the Mid-Hants Railway

Santa’s Other Train – 925 Cheltenham on the Mid-Hants Railway

2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-SR unrebuilt West Country class - 34007 Wadebridge 2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-SR U class - 31806 2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - SR Schools class V - 925 Cheltenham

8th December 2012

Mainline – Eastleigh

Locomotive in steam – 34067 Tangmere

Blog Entry – Mainline Steam! The Bath Christmas Market

2012 - Mainline Working - Eastleigh - The  Bath Christmas Market - Ex-SR Battle of Britain class - 34067 Tangmere 2012 - Mainline Working - Eastleigh - The  Bath Christmas Market - Ex-SR Battle of Britain class - 34067 Tangmere 2012 - Mainline Working - Eastleigh - The  Bath Christmas Market - Ex-SR Battle of Britain class - 34067 Tangmere

1st December 2012

Watercress Line – Alresford & Ropley

Locomotives in steam – U class 31806 & (on-shed) schools class V 925 Cheltenham

Blog Entries –

Festive Steam

December – Ropley Locoyard

Christmas Steam!

2012 - Watercress Railway - Alresford - Ex - SR U class - 31806 2012 - Watercress Railway - Ropley - Ivatt 2MT tank 41312 A Christmas Booking Office - 2012 - Watercress Railway - Ropley

17th November 2012

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway– Havenstreet

Blog Entry – LBSCR E1 Class at Havenstreet 

11th November 2012

Bath Green Park

Blog Entry – S&DJR Bath Green Park

Nov 2012 - Bath Green Park

4th November 2012

Watercress Line – Alresford & Ropley

Locomotives in steam – Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379 & U class 31806

Blog Entries –

The Watercress Line’s Last Public Service Trains of the Season – Part 1

Topiary and Other Charms at Ropley Station

Winter Scenes at a real Loco Yard

The Watercress Line’s Last Public Service Trains of the Season – Part 2

20th October 2012

Watercress Line – Alresford & Ropley

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson & Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379

Blog Entries –

Ex-LMS Black 5 45379

Nellie, a Spam Can and a Hidden Streak

8th September 2012

Watercress Line – Watercress Autumn Steam Spectacular 2012

Locomotives in steam – 43xx 5322, 850 Lord Nelson, U class 31806, schools class 925 Cheltenham, Ex-LMS “Black 5″ 45379, 34007 Wadebridge & 9F 92212

Blog Entries –

The Autumn Steam Spectacular 2012! Mid-Hants Gala, 2012

Ex-GWR 43xx 5322 on the Watercress Line

Sir Winston Churchill – Battle of Britain Class 34051

Ransomes and Rapier 45 ton Steam Crane DS1580

1st September 2012

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson & 34007 Wadebridge (1 video)

Blog Entry – Schools class V – 925 Cheltenham at Ropley 

26th August 2012

The Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park

Locomotives in steam – U class 1638, SECR C Class 592 & ex-LBSCR E4 class 473

Blog Entries –

Sheffield Park

Southern Railway U Class 1638

LBSCR E4 class B473 (1 video)

SECR C Class 592 on the Bluebell Railway

Rolling Stock on the Bluebell Railway

Locomotives on Display at Sheffield Park – part 1

Locomotives on Display at Sheffield Park – part 2

18th August 2012

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway– Havenstreet

Locomotive in steam – WD198 Royal Engineer

Blog Entries –

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Havenstreet

8th August 2012

Didcot Railway Centre

Locomotives in steam – BR standard 7MT 70000 Britannia & 8750 class 3738

Blog Entries –

Didcot Railway Centre Tour

Didcot engine shed exhibits part 1

Didcot engine shed exhibits part 2 – 6023 King Edward II & GWR rail motor 93

BR Standard 7MT 70000 Britannia

Pannier Tank 3738 at Didcot Halt

  

22nd July 2012

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – U class 31806 (1 video) & West Country class 34007 Wadebridge

Blog Entries –

Old Ropley Favourites and a poorly Bulleid Pacific in Alresford

Alresford Station on the Watercress Line

  

11th July 2012

Paignton & Dartmouth Railway – Kingswear

Locomotives in steam – 4936 Kinlet Hall

Blog Entry – Kinlet Hall in Kingswear

 

10th July 2012

Paignton & Dartmouth Railway – lineside from Goodrington Sands towards Churston

Locomotives in steam – 7827 Lydham Manor & 4936 Kinlet Hall

Blog Entry – Goodrington Sands to Broadsands – A Great Steam Railway Walk

 

8th July 2012

South Devon Railway Military Weekend – Buckfastleigh, Staverton and Totnes Littlehempston

Locomotives in steam – 1366 class 1369 & 64xx 6430

Blog Entries –

Report on the Military Weekend event

Buckfastleigh and the surrounding area

Staverton, Totnes and the surrounding area

Pannier Tanks 1369 & 6430

  

17th June 2012

Watercress Line – Alresford

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson (2 videos) & U class 31806

Blog Entry – Maunsell Lord Nelson and U Class on a dry (at last!) Watercress Line

 

10th June 2012

Exbury Gardens Steam Railway

Locomotives in steam – Rosemary and Naomi

Blog Entry – Exbury Gardens Steam Railway

6th June 2012

Mainline – Eastleigh

Locomotive in steam – 71000 Duke of Gloucester

Blog Entry – The Diamond Jubilee Express

 

5th June 2012

Watercress line – lineside and Alresford

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson (2 videos) & U class 31806

Blog Entry – Maunsell Lord Nelson and U Class on a very wet Watercress Line!

 

20th May 2012

Watercress Line – Watercress Festival – Alresford

Locomotive in steam – U class 31806

Blog Entry – Alresford Watercress Festival 2012

7th May 2012

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – 850 Lord Nelson (1 video) & Black 5MT 45379

Blog Entry – Ropley Loco Yard on a wet May Bank Holiday Monday

22nd April 2012

Kent and East Sussex Railway – Tenterden Town, trackside and Rolvenden

Locomotives in steam – A1X terrier 32670 & Manning Wardle Tank 14 Charwelton (1 video)

Blog Entry – Back in the KESR

 

19th April 2012

Mainline – Basingstoke

Locomotive in steam – 4464 Bittern (1 video)

Blog Entry – 4464 – Cathedrals Express

9th April 2012

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Locomotive in steam – 10 Sir Arthur Heywood

Blog Entries – Just a Brief Mention

24th March 2012

Watercress Line Spring Gala – trackside locations & Medstead and Four Marks

Locomotives in steam – M7 53 (2 videos), 9F 92212 & West Country 34007 Wadebridge (1 video), U class 31806, 850 Lord Nelson (2 videos) & Black 5MT 45379 (1 video)

Blog Entries –

There was no smoke, but there was a fire

Catching Up Photo Gallery

  

10th March 2012

Watercress Line – trackside locations & Ropley

Locomotives in steam – BR 9F 92212 (2 videos) & 850 Lord Nelson in steam (1 video).

Blog Entry – An enthusiasts Guide

19th February 2012

Watercress Line – Ropley

Blog Entry – Just a brief mention

Note that links to posts below are of steam train adventures made before locoyard.com was in existence and therefore the list is incomplete and fragmented.  For pre-June 2009 experiences please see the About page.

10th December 2011

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – BR Standard 9F 92212  & U class 31806

Blog Entry – Santa Special! 

3rd December 2011

London – Hyde Park

Blog Entry – The Real Hogwarts Express – 5972 Olton Hall

24th November 2011

Mainline – Eastleigh

Locomotive in steam – 34067 Tangmere

Blog Entry – Good Luck and thank you to all Locoyard followers!

5th November 2011

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Havenstreet

Blog Entry – Ajax and Invincible

30th October 2011

Watercress Line – Autumn Steam Spectacular

Locomotives in steam – A1 class 60163 Tornado, A4 class 4492 Dominion of New Zealand, BR standard 7MT 70000 Britannia, GNR N2 1744, 850 Lord Nelson, U class 31806, Black 5 45379, BR standard 9F 92212

Blog Entries –

Mid-Hants Autumn Steam Spectacular 2011 – The Visitors 

Mid-Hants Autumn Steam Spectacular 2011 – The Home Fleet

23rd October 2011

West Somerset Railway – Crowcombe

Locomotive in steam – SDJR 7F class 88

Blog Entry – SDJR 7F No88 (2011)

15th October 2011

Mainline – Eastleigh

Locomotive in steam – 34067 Tangmere

Blog Entry – Battle of Britain class 34067 Tangmere

9th October 2011

Watercress line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – U class 31806 & BR Standard 9F 92212

Blog Entry – Autumn 2011 Watercress Services

23rd August 2011

Mainline – Southampton

Locomotive in steam – 34067 Tangmere

Blog Entry – The Dorset Coast Express (2011)

17th August 2011

Mainline – Eastleigh

Locomotive in steam – 60163 Tornado

Blog Entry – 60163 – Tornado – BR Brunswick Green 2011

9th July 2011

Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park

Locomotives in steam – BR Standard 4MT 80151, 3 Captain Baxter & ex-LBSCR E4 class 473

Blog entries –

BR Standard 4MT Class Tank 80151

0-4-0 Tank Engines on the Bluebell Line 2011 

Sheffield Park Engine Shed 2011 

B473 – Ex-LBSCR E4 Class 0-6-2 Tank

2011 - Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park - Ex LBSCR E4 B473

21st May 2011

Great Central Railway – Loughborough

Locomotives in steam – GWR Hall 4953 Pitchford Hall & LMS 8F 8624

Blog entries –

GWR 4953 Pitchford Hall and 4575 Prairie Tank 5542 at Loughborough 2011

Stanier 8F 2-8-0 8624 at Loughborough 2011

2011 - Great Central Railway - Loughborough - LMS Stanier 8F 2-8-0 - 8624

20th May 2011

North York Moors Railway – Grosmont

Blog entries –

Grosmont Loco Yard – 2011 

BR Standard class 2-6-0 76079 – 2011

Black 5 – Black Soot!

2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - Ex-LMS Black 5 - 45212 Roy Corky Green 2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - 76079 2011 - North York Moors Railway - Grosmont - 45428 Eric Treacy

19th May 2011

North York Moors Railway – Whitby

Blog Entry – Black 5 – 45428 Eric Treacy – NYMR (Whitby)

2011 - North York Moors Railway (NYMR) - Whitby - Ex-LMS Black 5 class - 5MT - 45428 Eric Treacy (Abbey in background) 2011 - North York Moors Railway (NYMR) - Whitby - Ex-LMS Black 5 class - 5MT - 45428 Eric Treacy (Valve Gear)

20th April 2011

Swanage Railway – Swanage

Locomotive in steam – M7 53

Blog Entry – The Swanage Railway

26th March 2011

Watercress Line – Alresford and Ropley

Locomotives in steam – GWR 3717 City of Truro, ex-GWR Dukedog 9017 Earl of Berkley, BR Standard class 5MT 73096, BR Standard class 9F 92212, U class 31806, Black 5MT 45379, 850 Lord Nelson & GWR Hall 4953 Pitchford Hall

Blog Entries –

City of Truro – Mid-Hants Spring Gala 2011

BR Standard 9F Class 92212 – Mid-Hants Spring Gala 2011

Further Posts Coming in the Future!

2011 The Great Spring Gala - Watercress Line - Alresford - 3717 City of Truro & 9017 Earl of Berkeley 2011 Watercress Line - Alresford - BR Standard 9F class - 92212 & Ex-SR U class - 31806

13th February 2011

Watercress Line – Ropley

Locomotives in steam – BR Standard class 5MT 73096 & U class 31806

Blog Entry – Bad Weather!

Ropley - BR standard 5MT class 73096 2011 - Watercress Line (Mid-Hants) - Ropley - BR Standard 73096  Unrebuilt West Country Bulleid pacifics 34007 Wadebridge & 34105 Swanage GWR 5205 Class 5224

22nd August 2010

Watercress Line – Alton & Alresford

Locomotives in steam – 60163 Tornado and 9F class 92212

Blog Entry – Apple Green 60163 Tornado – 2010

2010 - Watercress Line - Alton - 60163 Tornado 2010 - Watercress Line - Alton - 60163 Tornado 2010 - Watercress Line - Alresford - 60163 Tornado

17th July 2010

Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Bodmin General

Locomotive in steam – Beattie Well Tank 30587

Blog Entry – Bodmin General Station – 2010

16th July 2010

South Devon Railway

Locomotives in steam – 2251 Collett Goods class 3205 & 57xx pannier tank 5786

Blog Entry – South Devon Railway – pictures taken in 2010

9th August 2009

The Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park

Locomotives in steam – Rebuilt Battle of Britain Class 34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair, SECR C Class 592 & ex-GWR Dukedog 9017

Blog Entries –

Rebuilt Battle of Britain Class 34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair

Sheffield Park Engine Shed 2009

SECR C Class 592 on the Bluebell Railway 2009

Dukedog 9017 – A Vanishing Act!

2009 Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park - SECR C class - 592 2009 - Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park - 9017

Earliest steam experiences

My Steam Journey

How I became a steam railway enthusiast; my early days:

Prologue – Ashford Open Day 1992 

Part 1 – The Kent and East Sussex Railway – one more picture – Plus more pictures

  

Part 2 – The Bluebell Railway – plus more pictures

  

Part 3 – A cab ride on the Lavender Line

  

Part 4 – The South Devon Railway

  

Part 5 – The Flying Scotsman and the Paignton and Dartmouth Railway

  

Part 6 – The Watercress Railway (up to 1996) plus its 20th Anniversary in 1997

  

Part 7 – The Nene Valley Railway – Chapter 1 – Thomas the Tank EngineChapter 2 – British Locomotives, Chapter 3 – International locomotives

  

Part 8 – The West Somerset Railway – 21st Anniversary 1997 – Chapter 1, 21st Anniversary 1997 – Chapter 2

  

Part 9 – Chapter 1 – Miniature Locomotives Chapter 2 – Industrial & Others, Chapter 3 – A train in the distance

 

Epilogue – Coming back to the hobby

Part 1 – A New Hope

Part 2 – The Steam Engine Strikes Back

Part 3 – Return of the Steam Enthusiast

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