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4231 at Swindon Works // Credit Unknown

GWR 42XX, 5205, 5275 and 72XX Classes of steam locomotives – Class Information

Built for short-distance heavy coal trains, the 4200s and variations played a key part in the transport of Welsh coal. Once exploring the working careers of each class, we will then see how each preserved...
1450 stops at Hayles Halt

Steam locomotive 1450 to visit the Didcot Railway Centre

The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that GWR 14XX Class No.1450 will be visiting them for a few months in 2019. The Collett 0-4-2 will be visiting the museum from the end of April to...
1466

Steam locomotive 1466 leaves Didcot Railway Centre

The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that 14XX class 0-4-2 tank engine No 1466 has left the museum. The locomotive left the centre on Monday 3rd December for overhaul at Western Steam Engineering, operated by...
5637 and 46447 // Credit East Somerset Railway

GWR 56XX Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Built to replace older, non-standard types, the 56XXs combined Swindon's practices with the need for engines on various Welsh lines. After visiting their introduction on the Great Western Railway, we then look at which members...

GWR 4900 ‘Hall’ and 6959 ‘Modified Hall’ Class steam locomotives – Class Information

The Great Western Railway's 4900 'Hall' Class were the GWR's most numerous 4-6-0 type engines ever built. They will be the focus of this week's Class Information, and there 6959 'Modified Halls' as designed and...
5572 repaint

Steam locomotive No.5572 gets a repaint

The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that GWR Prairie Tank No. 5572 has had a repaint to make it look splendid. The work was completed between the 15th to 21st August 2018. The Non-Operational Locomotives Group...
3650 at the Didcot Railway Centre

Boiler for steam locomotive No.3650 lifted at the Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre has announced that the boiler of steam locomotive No.3650 was lifted out its frames this week. The lift took place on Tuesday 7th August 2018 and used the 86 year old hoist...
steam locomotive 3650 at the Didcot Railway Centre

Work continues on steam locomotive No.3650 (28th July 2018)

Work on pannier tank No.3650 has continued this weekend, and the Didcot Railway Centre has released an update into the work completed on the 28th July 2018. This weekends work has concentrated on the removal...
3650 at the Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre release update on overhaul of steam locomotive No.3650

The Didcot Railway Centre has released an update on their restoration work of steam locomotive No.3650. The progress on the pannier tank was made on Saturday 21st July 2018 with the removal of the locomotives...

July 2018 update on steam locomotive No.1014 ‘County of Glamorgan’

The 1014 The G.W. County Project has released an update on work completed between April and July 2018 on their project to overhaul steam locomotive 1014 County of Glamorgan. Chassis The chassis for the locomotive has...