Severn Valley Railway August 2015

Last week, for my Birthday, I visited the Severn Valley Railway. I have wanted to go to the line for such a long time, and I was finally able to visit the line, which is noted to be one of the best and most popular in the country. I started my journey at Kidderminister, and was greeted…

Model of the Week – Rebuilt West Country Class – 34026 Yes Tor

The West Country class were one of Southern Railway’s Chief Mechanical Engineer OVS Bulleid’s idiosyncratic designs.  They were classified as Mixed Traffic locomotives, mainly so that authorisation to build would be granted – these are essentially an express locomotive design.  Originally all were built with “air smoothed casing” to facilitate cleaning through mechanical washers, they…