Here’s One We Did Earlier – 925 Cheltenham

As the day that I will be working on the CanPac project for the Watercress Line approaches, it has given me a little time to reflect on the last steam locomotive to emerge from Eastleigh’s locomotive works after an overhaul.  After spending many (if not all) of its’ preserved life on static display, the National Railway Museum’s…

First visit to the Watercress Line 2013 – Chasing a Schools Class and Exploring Alton

December 2012 was an excellent steam-filled month, with three visits to the Watercress Line, two mainline tours and a visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (see the Steam Diary to read more).  With the exception of a visit to Eastleigh’s miniature railway (click here to read), January has been much quieter, but today’s…

Topiary and Other Charms at Ropley Station

Apart from being a village in Hampshire, Ropley has a station at the top of it’s hill that has become renown throughout the preservation movement as being a hub for steam; it being both a home to a large fleet of large steam engines but also a place where steam engines are re-born.  These delights…

Alresford Station on the Watercress Line

Today’s post has taken inspiration from fellow Tweeter Nick Littlewood (@NickPLittlewood) who very regularly posts interesting exerts from publications, pictures, posters that are railway related.  If you have an interest in railways, Nick is a fantastic person to follow on twitter!  He manages to find a large range and quantity of interesting railway material to share.  With this…