Unique Western in the South East

The Kent and East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) is home to the only surviving Hawksworth 16xx pannier tank class – 1638.

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!

Epilogue – The Steam Engine Strikes Back

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…

Hornby Bulleid Q1 Class Model Review

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…