5972 Hogwarts Castle/Olton Hall

He opened his eyes. A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts’ Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it, He had done it. Smoke from the…

5029 and 5043: Locomotive Profiles

UK Heritage Hub’s Locomotive Profile series returns with a special feature on 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’ and 5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’. These two ‘Castle’ class locomotives have become regular performers on the main line over the past few years and look set to continue for many years to come. For more information on 5043 ‘Earl…

Simon’s journey into the world of Volunteering – Entry 6

Nigel Kendall http://www.steamweb.net Following the bad weather the South of England is having at the moment I thought this photo of Canadian Pacific in the snow was well-suited. In the horrendous winter of 62/63 35005 thunders up through New Milton with a Bournemouth to Waterloo 2-hour express. The steam effect is enhanced by another fast-disappearing…