Here’s One We Did Earlier – 925 Cheltenham

As the day that I will be working on the CanPac project for the Watercress Line approaches, it has given me a little time to reflect on the last steam locomotive to emerge from Eastleigh’s locomotive works after an overhaul.  After spending many (if not all) of its’ preserved life on static display, the National Railway Museum’s…

Simon’s journey into the world of Volunteering – Entry 6

Nigel Kendall http://www.steamweb.net Following the bad weather the South of England is having at the moment I thought this photo of Canadian Pacific in the snow was well-suited. In the horrendous winter of 62/63 35005 thunders up through New Milton with a Bournemouth to Waterloo 2-hour express. The steam effect is enhanced by another fast-disappearing…

Topiary and Other Charms at Ropley Station

Apart from being a village in Hampshire, Ropley has a station at the top of it’s hill that has become renown throughout the preservation movement as being a hub for steam; it being both a home to a large fleet of large steam engines but also a place where steam engines are re-born.  These delights…