In 2013 I had the pleasure of visiting the National Railway Museum, York and seeing all six preserved LNER A4 class locomotives together at once. The experience was covered in the blog post Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (aka Locoyard in the NRM), which summed up my excitement of the event! Over the course…
The National Railway Museum is a fantastic collection of railway objects, all of high historical importance. In the Station Hall, some of the more opulent exhibits can be found.
Our Model of the Week is the beautiful LSWR T9 class 120. Possibly one of the best looking models available in 00 scale, the locomotive also has an interesting history that we will look at today.
The fate of this locomotive has always been a controversial one. Merchant Navy class 35029 Ellerman Lines was once one of the pride’s of the Southern Region’s steam locomotive fleet. Although it avoided death in a scrapyard, this locomotive did not survive another cutters torch completely and will never be steamed again. It now serves…
At the Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Spectacular 2012; the National Railway Museum’s Battle of Britain class 34051 Sir Winston Churchill was put on display at Alresford (click here to read more). Last Sunday; 34051 could be found at the railway again, this time in Ropley loco yard, outside the main works.
Sir Lamiel was one of the highlights of the Watercress Line’s Great Spring Steam Gala 2013
It was a visit to the Science Museum in London that sparked the quest to find the most famous steam locomotive (click here to read more). However despite that, there had yet to be a proper article on the three locomotives to be found there, so here (at last!) it is!
The Watercress Line’s Great Spring Steam Gala
One of the biggest stars of the Watercress Line’s Great Spring Steam Gala
Although a last minute stand-in for the withdrawn 3717 City of Truro; the Severn Valley Railway’s large prairie tank 5164 nevertheless added some variety to