A Room With A View

With the exception of the picture at the top of this blog post, every picture you will see here was taken from the “Devon Belle” Pullman observation car on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway (PDSR) .  The carriage is one of two that ran on the Southern Railway’s Devon Belle express from London Waterloo…

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…