Newport on the Freight

Good evening, When I visited the Isle of Wight railway in May 2014 the biggest disappointment for me was my camera died before I could get any photographs of the lines brilliant freight train. What made this freight train extra special was that the train was operated with a historically-representative single brake van during the morning.…

Locomotives on Display at Sheffield Park 2014

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…

Isle of Wight Spring Gala – Overall

Good evening On Monday I had the pleasure of attending the Isle of Wight railways “Dinosaurs of Steam” spring gala which featured a great line up of island locomotives. The morning went really well as I hung around Ashey as it was recommended to me as a good photo shot and it proved to be. …