Review of 2014 – Heritage Railways

Continuing our summary of 2014 we look at Heritage Railway articles, of which there are lots, so make a cup of tea, coffee (or whatever you wish) and read on! 2014 was a year of many commemorations and anniversaries.  One such anniversary was the ten year anniversary of the “Last Thump” when the venerable class…

The Lynton and Barnstaple Spell

Being a fan of the old Southern Railway, the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway has always been a line that has caught my attention in books and in the media.  The Southern Railway’s history is largely a progressive one – a tale of early electrification and suburbanisation.  The thought of this company owning and running a…

The Greatest Toys In The World? I Think So….

Today marks an important day for this website, for it marks the first time that we have been able to sing the praises for model trains in a national campaign!  Today John Lewis Insurance, as part of their Your Toy Story campaign features the train set and so, in our unique way we will explore why we…

The Atlantic Coast Express – 50 years on

Good evening, Today marks the fifty anniversary of the last ever “Atlantic Coast Express” when 34023 Blackmoor Vale left Padstow heading for London Waterloo on the 5th September 1964. One of the most famous named trains in British Railways that had for so long linked London with the holiday locations on the North Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast had ceased…

New Look Locoyard

It’s been a long time coming, but we have at last updated the look of the website.  5 featured blog posts will now appear on the top of the screen, but if you scroll down the home page you will soon see all the other blog posts in age order (newest first). The old look…