As with it’s fellow Paignton and Dartmouth Railway based cousin 5239 Goliath that featured on Saturday (click here to read more), 7827 Lydham Manor has for many years been one of the stalwarts of the line’s fleet. It also shares a similar history in it’s preservation; being an ex-Barry scrapyard locomotive.
The Paignton and Dartmouth Railway is set in one of the most stunning settings of any heritage railway in the UK. Running from the seaside resort of Paignton, the line climbs through woodland, through Greenway tunnel to the Dart Estuary, terminating in Kingswear, where we see the giant Great Western Tank Engine, aptly named Goliath.
Upon a request for a picture of 6000 King George V on twitter, Nick Littlewood went way beyond the call of duty and sent in this fantastic selection of pictures that just had to be published! Locoyard followers would do well to follow Nick (@NickPLittlewood) on twitter; as he publishes a plethora of fascinating railway…
In 2009, I witnessed the spectacle all steam enthusiasts love to see – a locomotive creating a massive cloud of steam that it disappeared in! Mistakenly I assumed that this was blowing steam out of every valve but I’ve been since corrected that the cause is likely to be caused by water coming out of…
Class: GWR 49XX Hall Class Use: Mixed Traffic Region: Western Era: 1928-1965 Preserved examples: 4920 Dumbleton Hall – South Devon Railway 4930 Hagley Hall
As some of you guessed correctly, Locoyard’s ghost train in the Halloween blog post was indeed a Bachmann 00 scale GWR Hall class. 4936 Kinlet Hall is going to be put through it’s paces before long, but in the meantime we learn how to fit a DCC chip to
The latest addition to the Locoyard fleet is likely to be used as donor locomotive for the SER 01 project. In the meantime it will be DCC chipped and reviewed, so today we start with fitting the DCC decoder. Fitting a DCC chip to