46100 "Royal Scot" on Test steam Trains // Credit Alexander Penfold

Locomotive Services TOC operates test steam trains on the mainline

Icons of Steam have released information on the test trains that Locomotive Services TOC have recently operated on the Mainline, ahead of their first passenger-hauled tours later this year. Test steam trains Test trains started on...
Sir William McAlpine onboard Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman saviour dies aged 82

Some sad news to bring you this morning, we have today learned that Sir William McAlpine has passed away aged 82. The 6th baronet saved steam locomotive Flying Scotsman after Alan Pegler could no longer...
Steam locomotive No. 6029 set for Steamfest visit in Australia

Steam locomotive No. 6029 ‘The Garratt’ announced for the Hunter Valley Steamfest in...

The Hunter Valley Steamfest has announced that steam locomotive No. 6029, also known as 'The Garratt' will be visiting the festival, in Australia, on the 14th and 15th April 2018. The locomotive joins steam locomotive...
Leander steams out of Holyhead

East Lancashire Railway release emergency timetable for Friday!

The East Lancashire Railway has released an emergency new timetable for the first day of its Spring Steam Gala, which starts tomorrow (2nd March 2018). The new timetable is as a result of the extreme...
6201 "Princess Elizabeth" on it's way to Carnforth // Credit Carl Stephens

Latest news on steam locomotive No. 6201 “Princess Elizabeth”

The Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society have posted their plans for steam locomotive No. 6201 "Princess Elizabeth". Problems and plans for 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" After suffering problems with the small boiler tubes, the decision was taken by...
70013 Oliver Cromwell at Quorn and Woodhouse on the Great Central Railway

Steam Locomotive No. 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ joins Keighley and Worth Valley Railway 2018 Spring...

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, in West Yorkshire, has announced that BR Standard 7 No. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" will be attending their 2018 Spring Steam Gala in March. The visit is courtesy of the National...
Gloucester Horton Road MPD

New plans for Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum?

The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum have had a meeting with the Council members after they started a petition to buy Horton Road MPD before the council began building houses on the land. After the...
A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby // Credit: RailAdvent

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust wins two awards

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has announced that they have won two awards at last nights Heritage Railway Association Annual Awards Ceremony. The first award is the Steam Railway Magazine Award. The trust, that owns...
7027 "Thornbury Castle" at Weston-super-Mare // Credit Photo Art

Steam locomotive to be restored and operate on the West Somerset Railway

Great Western Railway (GWR) Castle Class No.7027 "Thornbury Castle", owned by JJP Holdings South West Ltd, will shortly move to the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Williton Works where the castle will be restored mainline running...
road in darlington named after famous steam locomotive

Road in Darlington named after famous steam locomotive

A major commuter road in Darlington, County Durham, has been named after A1 No. 60163 'Tornado', the iconic steam locomotive which was built in Darlington. The Darlington Eastern Transport Corridor will now be known as...