Save the National Railway Museum!

Earlier in the week the Director of The Science Museum, Ian Blatchford, announced that as well as cutting back the London museum; one of the satellite museums in York, Manchester or Bradford may have to close.  This is a result of spending cuts of a further 10% after around 25% of cut-backs recently.  As a…

The Science Museum

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!

First visit to the Watercress Line 2013 – Chasing a Schools Class and Exploring Alton

December 2012 was an excellent steam-filled month, with three visits to the Watercress Line, two mainline tours and a visit to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (see the Steam Diary to read more).  With the exception of a visit to Eastleigh’s miniature railway (click here to read), January has been much quieter, but today’s…