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…
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.
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!
I am very happy to report that the Watercress Line’s Great Spring Gala truly lived up to its name and then some! Not only was it Great, but it was fantastic!
This Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March, the Watercress Line will be holding their Great Spring Steam Gala.
Last Sunday, after exploring Alton (click here to read that article) I dropped into Ropley. As ever, there was much going on there;
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…