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4079 Pendennis Castle

An update on steam locomotive 4079 Pendennis Castle

The Didcot Railway Centre has released an update on the progress of the restoration of steam locomotive 4079 ‘Pendennis Castle'. Progress has been made and is continuing, in the cab of the GWR Castle. Didcot Railway Centre...
Prue Leith

Prue Leith to launch new steam locomotive at the Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre has announced that Prue Leith will be launching Saint steam locomotive, Lady of Legend. The launch will be made on Friday 5th April 2019 at 11:15am. Prue Leith is known for being a...
Class 14 D9551

Locomotive No.9551 to visit the Didcot Railway Centre

The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that Class 14 No.9551 will be visiting them in 2019 as part of their events plan. 9551 will be visiting the museum for their Diesel Gala which is being...
3D CAD Drawing of Hawksworth County Tender Top // Credit 1014 The GWR County Project

Recent work on building the tender for steam locomotive 1014 County of Glamorgan

The second update from the project this month, we see the progress being made on building the tender for the new build Hawksworth County at Didcot Railway Centre. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Work on the tender...
Swindon Drawing No.43495 Showing Frame Plates for the County 4-4-0s // Credit Great Western Society

Second steel order placed for steam locomotive No. 3840 County of Montgomery

The Churchward County Trust has announced that a second order for steel has been placed. With thanks to Stephen Davies for sponsoring the order, the steel plates will be used to construct parts of the locomotive's...
New Smokebox Saddle for 1014 "County of Glamorgan" // Credit The GWR County Project

Update on new build steam locomotive 1014 County of Glamorgan

The GWR County Project team have been busy since the New Year in building 1014 "County of Glamorgan". Connecting Rod and Safety Valves Measurements have been taken in order to finalise the design for the connecting rods....
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...