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SR Bulleid Pacifics steam locomotives – Class Information

This week's Class Information will be looking at the Southern Railway Bulleid Pacifics, the Merchant Navy, West Country & Battle of Britain classes. After looking into the history of both classes, we will then move...

Heritage Railway’s delight as passenger numbers soar in May 2018

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have announced that their number of travellers on its trains have been breaking records one after the other. For the month up to the 31st May 2018, the heritage railway...
No.6023 "King Edward II" Rests at the Coaling Point while No.70013 "Oliver Cromwell" waits to be Uncoupled from its final train of the Gala // Credit Jamie Duggan, RailAdvent

A Visit to the Cotswold Festival of Steam at the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam...

On Monday the 28th of May, I made a visit to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) for their biggest steam gala of the year, the Cotswold Festival of Steam. Starting the Day Although the newly-built...
5197 arrives at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Steam locomotives begin to arrive at the GWSR ahead of Cotswold Festival of Steam

The steam locomotive stars of the upcoming 'Give My Regards To Broadway' themed Cotswold Festival of Steam at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have begun to arrive at Toddington ahead of the special weekend. The annual...

GWR 2800 and 2884 steam locomotive class – Class Information

If you have been following our Project Information series you would know that we have completed articles on all the current new build steam projects now! Our new Friday series will be looking at...
Class 26 No. 26043 // Credit Pin Dunn

Class 26 Joins Mid Hants Railway’s Diesel Gala 2018 Line-Up

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) have announced that Class 26 No.D5343 (26043) will be joining the line-up for their Diesel Gala 2018 in Early June. About No.D5343 The Class 26 joins the gala thanks...
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway bridge hit for 14th time in 3 years

Steam railway’s frustration at 14 bridge strikes since 2014

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway opened its extension back to Broadway on Good Friday 2018 and since then has been a hit with passengers. This success is being hampered by thoughtless truck drivers who are...
6430 and 80072 at Llangollen

Steam locomotive No.6430 announced as fourth guest for Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 64XX Class No.6430 will be the fourth and final visiting guest for the Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala at the end of May. Replacement...
3473 "County of Middlesex // Credit Churchward County Trust Collection

Churchward County Trust (steam locomotive No.3840 “County of Montgomery”) – Project Information

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of a Project Information last week. This week we are looking at another Great Western Railway (GWR) 'County' class, this time the smaller earlier Churchward-designed...
Oliver Cromwell passes 'The Mound' near Oakworth on a 30742 Charter

Steam locomotive No.70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ to visit GWSR Festival of Steam

This morning, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway has announced that steam locomotive No.70013 'Oliver Cromwell' will be visiting them to take part in their Festival of Steam. Oliver Cromwell's visit is thanks to the National Railway...