“Back to black” Hawksworth 15xx pannier 1501

  This little character is Hawksworth’s 15xx pannier tank courtesy of the Severn Valley railway. It might look small but it can pack a fair punch, on a visit to the Severn valley some time ago it hauled a very full eight coach passenger train! On the GWSR however it coped adequately well with our…

8750 Class Pannier Tank 3738 at Didcot Halt

During last week’s visit to Didcot Railway Centre, British Standard 7MT 70000 Britannia was not the only locomotive in steam.  On another demonstration line, pulling an auto-coach was GWR black liveried 8750 class pannier tank 3738.  This locomotive was operated from “Didcot Halt”, a faithful recreation of a GWR branchline. A Great Western themed attraction would not be complete without…