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NRM make Riley & Son offer for steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman

The National Railway Museum has offered Riley & Son a contract, which if accepted, would see Riley & Son operate and maintain 60103 Flying Scotsman for the foreseeable future. The contract is for six years, which...
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...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

No railtours in the near future for steam locomotive No.60009 ‘Union of South Africa’

The group looking after the Facebook page for 60009 'Union of South Africa' have announced that, due to firebox issues, No. 60009 will not be taking part in any railtours in the near future. This comes...
Tornado passes No. 8572 at Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway

A further update on steam locomotive No. 60163 ‘Tornado’

Following on from Tornado's failure on 'The Ebor Flyer' at Sandy last Saturday, the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust have issued another update as to what went wrong. Immediately after the failure, the locomotive was hauled...
70000 "Britannia" with Wheels and other Components removed // Credit Icons of Steam

Latest News on 70000 “Britannia” from Icons of Steam

Icons of Steam have released news on the work BR Standard 7 No. 70000 "Britannia" has undergone. In 2015, due to vibration problems whilst operating mainline tours, Icons of Steam decided to withdraw 70000 from traffic...
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...
2001 "Cock O' The North" as built at Doncaster // Credit NRM

P2s – The P2 Steam Locomotive Company and Doncaster P2 Locomotive Trust – Project...

This week we will be looking at two projects, both building locomotives of the LNER P2 class. These are The P2 Steam Locomotive Company (The P2SLC), building 2007 "Prince of Wales" and the Doncaster...
Flying Scotsman at Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railway

Flying Scotsman To Open Settle & Carlisle Line

In March 2017, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway are running a special train from Oxenhope to Carlisle (hauled by Flying Scotsman) and return. Flying Scotsman and its Railtour is to celebrate the reopening of the Settle...
Tornado at Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway

Latest repair update on steam locomotive No.60163 Tornado

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has issued its latest update with regards to the repair work on steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado Following on from Tornado's failure during 'The Ebor Flyer' railtour, and subsequently being hauled...
2999 "Lady of Legend" at Didcot Railway Centre // Credit: Didcot Railway Centre FB Page

Boiler for new GWR Saint steam tested

At Didcot Railway Centre, the boiler from Hall Class No. 4942 "Maindy Hall" has been steam tested. This will be used in their project to built Saint Class No. 2999 "Lady of Legend". 4942 "Maindy Hall"...