Officially designated class V; this class soon became known as the schools class as each locomotive were named after famous private schools. The first members of the class were built in 1930 and named after schools in the Southern region, however by the time 925 was completed in 1934 they had run out of names…
Our Model of the Week feature today is school’s class 925 Cheltenham. Illustrated with pictures of Locoyard’s Hornby model, we look at the history of this steam engine.
Ropley is without doubt one of the best places to see heritage steam and diesel locomotives. I have never visited the site without there being plenty to see, which is one reason I go there whenever possible!
The Watercress Line’s Great Spring Steam Gala
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.
As promised yesterday, here are some photographs of the magnificent 850 Lord Nelson departing Ropley into the sunset.
More pictures to look through today from last Sunday’s visit to the Watercress Line that hopefully will build up anticipation for next weekend’s gala!
Yet another fantastic steam gala was held at the Watercress Line this weekend. The whole line was constant hive of activity, with seven locomotives (and one crane) in steam; working a variety of services, some double-headed plus demonstration freight services. There was also plenty on static display too; including a visitor from the National Railway…
The biggest and only significant criticism that the review of Hornby’s super-detailed schools class found was the problematic front bogey. It isn’t alone in this respect and I have two other