Canadian Pacific Video!

The Watercress Line’s flagship steam locomotive, Merchant Navy class no. 35005 Canadian Pacific, is currently undergoing a full overhaul at Eastleigh works.  Although the railway has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, they still need to raise a further £200,000.  Please help return CanPac to working order. Go to http://www.watercresslinepayments.co.uk/product.php/15/no__35005_canadian_pacific to donate and http://www.watercressline.co.uk/canpac to keep up…

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…

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…

The detail is in the shadows

Tonight we have a very special guest blog post from a fantastic artist, Stephen Bedser.  Stephen has previously written for LocoYard and today we are at his final part of his mini series on how his does his paintings. To catch up on his previous posts you can new find it on his own dedicated page…

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…

A Fitting Memorial

Collett Goods number 3205 is a favourite locomotive of mine and I was very happy to see it, albeit briefly in the rain on my last visit to the South Devon Railway (click here for more).  The locomotive has been repainted in lined BR Green which suits it very well in my opinion.  I noticed…