5029 and 5043: Locomotive Profiles

UK Heritage Hub’s Locomotive Profile series returns with a special feature on 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’ and 5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’. These two ‘Castle’ class locomotives have become regular performers on the main line over the past few years and look set to continue for many years to come. For more information on 5043 ‘Earl…

Stories from the Atlantic Coast Express

Good evening, As part of the Mid Hants “Canadian Pacific – Engineering a Future from the Past” project (if the Heritage Lottery grant is successful) they will be creating a historic record (oral, video and displays) of how steam trains were used for evacuations from London in the Second World War, immigrants travelling from Southampton in…

BR Terrier 32678

A celebration of either the preservation or history of the Kent and East Sussex Railway (K&ESR) would never be complete without at least one ex-London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) terrier and the fortieth anniversary was no exception.  Only one of the railway’s two terrier tanks was in action and luckily for me it…

Bankside Miniature Railway

Steam railways can be found in all shapes and sizes, but this one is unique in the UK, I believe.  Brambridge Garden Centre, Hampshire is home to the UK’s only 8 1/4 inch miniature railway.  Services are hauled by a delightful tank engine named Carolyn that was built in 1924.

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 7 – British Railways Standard Class 9F – 92212

During the Saturday of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014, this magnificent locomotive spent the day at Ropley.  It was (as Simon described it) playing the role of the Thunderbird – the rescue locomotive.  It was good to see this big powerful locomotive again, after it’s long stay at the Bluebell Railway.

LBSCR K class – 2-6-0

Having picked up a Southern Railway postcard at Medstead and Four Marks, I decided to look into the locomotive type illustrated on it – a locomotive from a now extinct class.  Since then, another couple of pictures have been added to this blog post below.  The picture’s show Southern railway no B343 (above), B341 (below)…