Bigjigs Heritage Collection Black 5 review

Tonight we are looking at something rather different and another first for LocoYard in the form of a wooden train review and not just any wooden train; the Mid-Hants own Black 5 45379.Class: Stanier Black 5 (5MT) Use: Mixed Traffic Region: Midland/Scotland Era: 1934-1968 Preserved examples: 4767 (BR 44767) George Stephenson – North Yorkshire Moors Railway 4806…

The Royal Wessex – 5th July 2014

   On Saturday evening I had the rare chance to catch some mainline steam in the Portsmouth area. It was the perfect opportunity to use a new location I have been wanting to try. The train was called the “Royal Wessex” which recalls the days of named steam trains from the 1950’s on the former Southern…

The Cathedrals Express Part 2

Once again we briefly see LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no’s 44871 and 45407 (The Lancashire Fusilier) with the Cathedral’s Express, this time on the afternoon of the 9th December.  Also see this morning’s advent calendar blog post (click here) for a good view of these two beautiful machines.  I was lucky enough to see this…