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…

Southern Steam – This Year So Far

This video shows Steam in the South of England during the first few months of 2014. Many highlights have been picked out for this video from the first half of this year, so sit back and enjoy! February 8th – 35028 ‘Clan Line’ chatters through Chilworth with the ‘British Pullman’ March 1st – 44932 heads…

Teddy the Peckett

The National Railway Museum in York is full of famous, momentous and historically significant items.  This was particularly so during the Great Gathering when all six surviving Gresley A4 Pacific’s lined up to celebrate the fact that they are the fastest steam engine class in the world and have been for 75 years.  As much…

Ajax and Invincible in 2011

Just a quick post tonight; showing a few photographs taken on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway last November.  No locomotives were in steam, but I had the opportunity to have a good look at two of the railway’s locomotives; Ajax and Invincible. Invincible is a Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive built for the…