498 As Built // Credit A Major

LSWR/SR S15 Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Built to haul a variety of freight trains on the London & South Western Railway, the Urie S15s would operate right up to the last few years of steam on the Southern Region. Once looking...
Chassis of 928 "Stowe" // Credit V Class 928 'Stowe' FB Page

Progress on the Overhaul of steam locomotive No.928 Stowe

Good progress has been made on overhauling Southern Railway V "Schools" Class No.928 Stowe based at the Bluebell Railway. Boiler A milestone has been reached with the return of the firebox from repair work. Currently, the side...
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Eastleigh Lakeside steam locomotive heading to the Bluebell Railway

The Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway has announced that their A4 steam locomotive, Sir Nigel Gresley, is off to the Bluebell Railway this month. The 10 ¼ gauge locomotive will be visiting the line for their Giants...
61306 "Mayflower" // Credit Alan Wilson

Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower unable to attend Bluebell gala

The Bluebell Railway has announced that B1 No.61306 Mayflower will not be attending their Giants of Steam event on the 12th - 14th October 2018. This is disappointing for the line, which was expecting 61306...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

TIMINGS ADDED: Steam locomotive 73082 Camelot to make rare movement on mainline tomorrow

As the West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala approaches, one of their visiting steam locomotives (73082 Camelot) will be making a rare appearance on the national network. Standard Class 5 No.73082 Camelot is expected to...
Beachy Head boiler

An update on steam locomotive No. 32424 Beachy Head – September 2018

The Bluebell Atlantic Group have released an update on the construction of new build steam locomotive No.32424 Beachy Head. The boiler has been moved outside of Atlantic House for the final work to be completed....
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Reserve your space to ride behind steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa now!

The Bluebell Railway has announced that two carriages on the trains hauled by will be reserved for pre-purchased ticket holders only. 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the Bluebell Railway for their Giants...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

LNER Gresley A1 and A3 Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

This week's Sole Survivor focuses on the class the world's most famous steam locomotive belongs to, the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Gresley A1 and A3 Class which the "Flying Scotsman" is a member...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa joins 61306 Mayflower for Bluebell Railway Steam...

The Bluebell Railway has announced that steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the line alongside 61306 Mayflower for their Autumn Steam Gala. A special timetable will be in operation throughout the...