The Mid-Hants Railway’s Spring Steam Gala 2014

What an event the Spring Steam Gala 2014 was!  The Watercress Line put on a fantastic show, helped by a good dose of sunshine and even better dose of friendly volunteers to make the day even more enjoyable.  Over the past few week’s, many blog posts have been published from the day and all are…

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 8 – Schools Class 925 Cheltenham

This is the last blog post looking at the stars of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014 and the third product of Richard Maunsell (the other two being 850 Lord Nelson and U class 31806).  As with Lord Nelson, this locomotive is a member of the National Collection and preserved in the vibrant Malachite Green…

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 4 – U Class 31806

This U class locomotive was one of three Richard Maunsell design’s running at the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014 (the others being 850 Lord Nelson and schools class 925 Cheltenham).  The U class is a personal favourite engine type of mine and are a well-built design, a typical product of Maunsell.  This particular example…