Speedy Streak – Bittern At 90

As you read this, for the first time in at least 45 years, all 6 remaining LNER A4 pacific’s are on the same depot, and fittingly, that is York, 50A, now the home of the National Railway Museum. 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’ arrived last Monday from its home base of Grosmont on the NYMR, joining…

A4 Dominion of Canada – Before and After courtesy of UKHH

Today’s special photograph has been kindly submitted by Rowan Jackson of UK Heritage Hub.  LNER A4 pacific 4489 Dominion of Canada has been subject to an incredible cosmetic restoration and the picture above shows the before and after shots.  I’m sure you will all agree that the National Railway Museum have done an excellent job…

My Journey in becoming a Steam Enthusiast, Part 6 – The Watercress Line (1997)

1997 was a significant year for the Watercress Line, as it marked it’s 20th anniversary as a preserved railway.  My father and I visited the line twice that year.  The line’s impressive home fleet was supplemented by some very special visitors.  Continuing from last week’s post, here are a selection of photographs of the Watercress…

Hornby LNER A4 class review

Last week, Locoyard followers were given the opportunity to vote for the next model review.  The Bachmann N class and Hornby A4 won with the same number of votes.  Today see’s the Hornby A4 class go through the Locoyardometer! Class: Gresley A4 Pacfic Use: Express Passenger Region: London and North Eastern Railway Era: 1935-1966 Preserved examples: 4464 (60019) Bittern – mainline certified, based at Southall Depot 4468 (60022)…