Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 2 – Metropolitan Railway E Class 0-4-4T No 1

The only small locomotive running at the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014 was also the most colourful and oldest.  Built in 1898 at Neasden Works for the Baker Street to Verney Junction service of the Metropolitan Railway, what is now part of the Metropolitan Line on the London Underground network, this locomotive is a rare…

Children in Need 2013

As many of you know, tonight is Children In Need and we are making a special mention of it to support the cause.  As well as Children in Need, don’t forget that Devious Diesel and Thomas the Tank Engine are also tacking part in Locoyard’s Movember campaign and YOU can join in with this!  Click…


As promised when we looked at posters, railwayana and other details (click here for more) at Buckfastleigh, this is the report looking at a site visit to Buckfastleigh on the South Devon Railway,  that include photographs of 1366 class pannier tank 1369 in steam, as well as other locomotives, both steam and diesel..

Trago Mills 00 Scale Model Railway

Trago Mills in Devon is one of a small chain of stores in the West Country and can be found near Newton Abbott.  Last year I visited the store and although I reported on two small layout’s to be found there (click here for more), unfortunately I missed seeing the massive 00 scale layout.  Fortunately…

Day Out With Thomas

This time last year on Locoyard, a blog post was published on the “Cockney Coronation Society“.  This was, of course an April fools Day joke!  However, not wanting to be too predictable there is no April Fools Day joke here this year, but a lighthearted blog post none-the-less!