Lydham Manor

As with it’s fellow Paignton and Dartmouth Railway based cousin 5239 Goliath that  featured on Saturday (click here to read more),  7827 Lydham Manor has for many years been one of the stalwarts of the line’s fleet.  It also shares a similar history in it’s preservation; being an ex-Barry scrapyard locomotive.

Epilogue – The Steam Engine Strikes Back

The previous post in this series described how the ball started rolling in my interest in steam resurfacing again.  My wife-to be and I went on frequent fantastic adventures around the country that often resulted in visiting a steam railway or two.  Not surprisingly the steam interest started to gain some momentum! These brief forays…

My Journey in becoming a Steam Enthusiast, Part 5 – 60103 Flying Scotsman at the Paignton and Dartmouth Railway

It probably didn’t take long to guess that after my previous blog post on the influence that the South Devon Railway had in my journey in becoming a steam enthusiast that the next would be on the Paignton and Dartmouth steam railway.  Hopefully the presence of a brunswick green A3 class pacific wasn’t quite as predictable! Ever…