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…

56xx 5643

56xx 5643 was one of three locomotives in steam on the day I visited the Bluebell Line (click here to read more).  The others being SECR H class 263 and SECR C class 592.  The locomotive is on loan to the Bluebell Line from the Furness Rail Trust until December 2014.

GWR 3031 Achilles Class – Dean Single – Locomotive Profile

A newly built 3050 Royal Sovereign Photo source: Wikipedia  The Dean Single was a passenger steam locomotive built by the Great Western Railway between 1891 and 1899 under the direction of GWR’s chief mechanical engineer William Dean.  The locomotive class was known by many different names such as 3031 Class or Achilles class, both named…