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.
On Easter Monday I had the pleasure of visiting and traveling on the Swanage Railway in Dorset with Mrs Locoyard. Two locomotives were in steam, including BR lined black liveried M7 tank engine 30053 (the other being 34028 Eddystone). This characterful 0-4-4T locomotive has featured several times on this blog, but despite seeing it several…
Whilst A4 4464 Bittern was hitting headlines yesterday on the mainline, Bulleid pacific 34067 Tangmere was hauling the “The Bath and Bristol and is captured in these pictures at Eastleigh station, where it paused for a moment. I hope you enjoy the pictures of this mainline regular!
Today’s blog post is the final report from a visit to the Swanage Railway and is of a remarkable narrow gauge locomotive that can be found on display at Corfe Castle Museum.
Today we almost round-off the report from last week’s visit to the Swanage Railway, with a few pictures of BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T 80104 and other stock, including brake vans and cranes.
Our “stead” for the day whilst visiting the Swanage Railway was the rather magnificent rebuilt West Country Pacific 34028 Eddystone.
The Swanage Railway runs a short but very picturesque route from Norden to Swanage, passing through the magnificent Corfe Castle (above) and Harman’s Cross.
Earlier in the week, I had the pleasure of visiting and traveling on the Swanage Railway in Dorset with Mrs Locoyard and as is always the way; there will be much coverage on the visit in the next few days.
At the Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Spectacular 2012; the National Railway Museum’s Battle of Britain class 34051 Sir Winston Churchill was put on display at Alresford (click here to read more). Last Sunday; 34051 could be found at the railway again, this time in Ropley loco yard, outside the main works.
With the opening of the Bluebell Railway’s northern extension tomorrow, a model of one of the line’s locomotive’s seemed appropriate. So here we have, unrebuilt West Country Bulleid Pacific 21C123 Blackmoor Vale!