Good evening, Yesterday rebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific locomotive no 34046 Braunton hauled the Solent and Sacrum railtour out of London Waterloo heading for Salisbury, on the return trip she travelled down the south coast to Fareham before thundering up the Portsmouth direct to London Waterloo. Itis quite rare that a steam service is allowed up this…
No visit to the Bluebell Railway is complete without a peak inside the engine shed, which is home to the largest collection of locomotives of (UK) Southern origin. The Bluebell Line has another remarkable claim to fame to add to this – it has the largest collection of BR Standard Classes. Indeed, this collection is…
The second locomotive in action at the Swanage Railway was rebuilt West Country Pacific 34028 Eddystone (the other being M7 tank 30053 – click here for more). Here are a few pictures of this large steam engine running on Easter Monday.
News from the Bulleid Society reveals that scenes such as those posted here have taken a step closer to being repeated. The boiler is to be removed from it’s frames and sent to Crewe for overhaul.
Our “stead” for the day whilst visiting the Swanage Railway was the rather magnificent rebuilt West Country Pacific 34028 Eddystone.
Last week saw the last of a series posts charting my steam adventures of my youth which are charted in the About page. So that there is some continuity and to pick up the Steam Diary where the About page finishes comes a few posts from a visit to the Bluebell Railway in 2009. We…
One of the last gap’s in Locoyard’s reviews of Southern models is the unrebuilt West Country / Battle of Britain pacific. So hopefully this review will wrap things up nicely! Class: Rebuilt West Country / Battle of Britain class Use: Express Passenger and
With the exception of a very brief mention, the Swanage Railway has had very little coverage at Locoyard, for the simple reason that I’ve seen far too little of it. The Railway runs from the seaside town of Swanage to
Following from the post earlier in the week are a few more photographs of locomotives on display at the engine sheds at Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway. We start with two views of the unique LSWR Adams radial
August’s visit to the Bluebell Railway proved to be one of the most productive visits to a preserved line for photographs. Arriving early, I spent some time with the tripod in the engine shed before the crowds arrived, taking photographs. Today we look through some of these