Last year I had the good fortune to attend the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam Gala and what a Gala it was. Originally it was planned to be an event where you able to see three of the National Railway Museums 4-4-0s in steam together. However as everyone knows the legendary GWR 4-4-0 City of Truro…
Officially designated class V; this class soon became known as the schools class as each locomotive were named after famous private schools. The first members of the class were built in 1930 and named after schools in the Southern region, however by the time 925 was completed in 1934 they had run out of names…
Our Model of the Week feature today is school’s class 925 Cheltenham. Illustrated with pictures of Locoyard’s Hornby model, we look at the history of this steam engine.
The day after catching the Real Ale Train (click here for more); I had a brief stop in Bowers Grove Lane to watch schools class 925 Cheltenham (above) and 850 Lord Nelson (below) pass.
The Watercress Line’s Great Spring Steam Gala
I am very happy to report that the Watercress Line’s Great Spring Gala truly lived up to its name and then some! Not only was it Great, but it was fantastic!
This Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March, the Watercress Line will be holding their Great Spring Steam Gala.
More pictures to look through today from last Sunday’s visit to the Watercress Line that hopefully will build up anticipation for next weekend’s gala!
Last Sunday, after exploring Alton (click here to read that article) I dropped into Ropley. As ever, there was much going on there;
December 2012 was an excellent steam-filled month, with three visits to the Watercress Line, two mainline tours and a visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (see the Steam Diary to read more). With the exception of a visit to Eastleigh’s miniature railway (click here to read), January has been much quieter, but today’s…