April 17th 2016 – Super Train Model Train Show

Today I went to the annual Super Train model train show with my friend Arthur. We also went last year. There was some new model train groups there this year, some missing from last year, and a lot of carryover from the previous year. I’ve been going to this show since I was young; back then with…

34067 Tangmere at Rogiet, Gwent in 2013

   Here are a series of pictures I took in Rogiet, Gwent on May 4th 2013 of 34067 Tangmere, an SR Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 steam locomotive as it stopped to take on water. This was actually the first time I ever got to see a steam locomotive up close. I was sat at home…

Canadian Pacific Video!

The Watercress Line’s flagship steam locomotive, Merchant Navy class no. 35005 Canadian Pacific, is currently undergoing a full overhaul at Eastleigh works.  Although the railway has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, they still need to raise a further £200,000.  Please help return CanPac to working order. Go to http://www.watercresslinepayments.co.uk/product.php/15/no__35005_canadian_pacific to donate and http://www.watercressline.co.uk/canpac to keep up…

Flying Scotsman Steams!

On 21st December 2015, the world’s most famous steam locomotive steamed for the first time since the overhaul commenced and almost exactly ten years since its last excursion hauling the ‘Christmas Lunch Excursion’ run by Vintage Trains on 17 December 2005. There is some work still left to complete ahead of the loco making its first…

Bigjigs Heritage Collection Black 5 review

Tonight we are looking at something rather different and another first for LocoYard in the form of a wooden train review and not just any wooden train; the Mid-Hants own Black 5 45379.Class: Stanier Black 5 (5MT) Use: Mixed Traffic Region: Midland/Scotland Era: 1934-1968 Preserved examples: 4767 (BR 44767) George Stephenson – North Yorkshire Moors Railway 4806…

UK Heritage Hub Issue 58 ready to download!

The brand new UKHH E-zine (Issue 58) has been released today, 13th August, and is ready to download and read at your leisure. To find the magazine follow the link – ukheritagehub.co.uk/ UKHH58 It works on smart phones and tablets too, so you’ll be able to read on the go! Our thanks to everyone, whom continues to contribute…

Project 28: The Preview

A first look at Project 28, a new film being produced by UK Heritage Hub’s roving reporter James Corben. In this film, we take a look back over the past few years at some of Clan Line’s ground-breaking railtours, as well as a behind-the-scenes look inside the locomotive’s base at Stewarts Lane as the Merchant…