The Kent and East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) is home to the only surviving Hawksworth 16xx pannier tank class – 1638.
The Kent and East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) was the first and is still one of the best known light railway’s in the UK. Built by Colonel Holman F. Stephens;
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!
On Sunday 17th I managed to squeeze in a couple of visits to Ropley, one mid-afternoon and later in early evening.
We continue looking at Christmas Steam, but this time look at a very wet Havenstreet on the Isle of Wight. War Department Hunslet Austerity WD198 Royal Engineer was in charge of services (above). Although a Santa Special, Santa was not to be found on
It being Remembrance Day; we look at a few pictures today of two steam locomotives that were built during war-time and another
The previous post in this series described how the ball started rolling in my interest in steam resurfacing again. My wife-to be and I went on frequent fantastic adventures around the country that often resulted in visiting a steam railway or two. Not surprisingly the steam interest started to gain some momentum! These brief forays…
Following last week’s review of the Hunslet Austerity saddle tank; today we look at another Austerity design, this one more unloved than most! Bulleid’s 0-6-0 Q1 class was the most powerful 0-6-0 ever built in the UK. The design was very unconventional and gave it a unique appearance. Previous articles have been written on the…
This marks the twentieth review published on Locoyard! To finish our theme on modern steam’s hero, we
In a previous blog post, we learned why and how 70 Hunslet Austerity tank engines survived into preservation. We also looked into how they were cheap and easy to build and maintain. They were a successful design that continued into production into 1964 – 4 years after the last British Railways steam engine was…