No visit to the Bluebell Railway is complete without a peak inside the engine shed, which is home to the largest collection of locomotives of (UK) Southern origin. The Bluebell Line has another remarkable claim to fame to add to this – it has the largest collection of BR Standard Classes. Indeed, this collection is…
News from the Bulleid Society reveals that scenes such as those posted here have taken a step closer to being repeated. The boiler is to be removed from it’s frames and sent to Crewe for overhaul.
At the Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Spectacular 2012; the National Railway Museum’s Battle of Britain class 34051 Sir Winston Churchill was put on display at Alresford (click here to read more). Last Sunday; 34051 could be found at the railway again, this time in Ropley loco yard, outside the main works.
Those who caught this morning’s Advent Calendar Post would have seen an advanced preview of today’s blog post. Yesterday (December 8th), 34067 Tangmere worked “The Bath Christmas Market”; a mainline steam excursion running from
It being Remembrance Day; we look at a few pictures today of two steam locomotives that were built during war-time and another
Last week saw the last of a series posts charting my steam adventures of my youth which are charted in the About page. So that there is some continuity and to pick up the Steam Diary where the About page finishes comes a few posts from a visit to the Bluebell Railway in 2009. We…
One of the last gap’s in Locoyard’s reviews of Southern models is the unrebuilt West Country / Battle of Britain pacific. So hopefully this review will wrap things up nicely! Class: Rebuilt West Country / Battle of Britain class Use: Express Passenger and
This is the first of a couple of steam glimpses, the second will be published tomorrow. This picture was taken on 23rd August 2011 and is of unrebuilt Battle of Britain class pacific 34067 Tangmere approaching Southampton Central in appalling weather conditions! You’ll be pleased to learn that tomorrow’s glimpse of steam is brighter (and…
A brief blog post tonight with a picture from 15th October 2011 of Battle of Britain class 34067 Tangmere on the return leg of a mainline excursion (The Swanage
August’s visit to the Bluebell Railway proved to be one of the most productive visits to a preserved line for photographs. Arriving early, I spent some time with the tripod in the engine shed before the crowds arrived, taking photographs. Today we look through some of these