Railway artefacts

Worlds most historic railway artefacts discovered by Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that members of the public will be able to see plans by George Stephenson for the first passenger railway to use locomotives. The notebook is dated 1822 and was found by...
All Six Surviving A4s on Display // Credit NRM

LNER A4 Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Fast, sleek and streamlined, these are some of the best express passenger steam locomotives ever built. This week's Class Information features a popular class among steam enthusiasts, Sir Nigel Gresley's A4 Class. Once looking at their...

RailAdvent celebrates 1,000,000 page views with our biggest competition yet

2018 has been a fantastic year for us here at RailAdvent, we have seen our biggest growth in views and visitor numbers and had many positive comments on the work we do. During August we...
New Safety Valve Top // Credit Darrin Crone

An update on steam locomotive No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley – September 2018

The latest update (No.32) has been published on the National Railway Museum's website, featuring the progress made on returning Sir Nigel Gresley to steam between the 3rd and 14th of September. Tender The wheelsets for the...
60007 Sir Nigel Gresley smokebox door

An update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

The Railway Museum has released an update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, which is taking place in York. Llangollen Railway A number of items have now been sent to the Llangollen...
55002 // Credit: 47soton.co.uk

National Railway Museum stop locomotive group from volunteering

The 55002 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry group have announced that the management at the National Railway Museum has stopped them from volunteering. Readers will probably have noticed the lack of news or progress on...
Rocket to return to Manchester for the first time in 180 years

Steam locomotive Rocket set for long term stay in York

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that Stephenson's Rocket, one of the most iconic feats of British Engineering, will go on long-term display in the North of England. Rocket was built...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

LNER Gresley A1 and A3 Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

This week's Sole Survivor focuses on the class the world's most famous steam locomotive belongs to, the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Gresley A1 and A3 Class which the "Flying Scotsman" is a member...

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...
4003 Lode Star // Credit: RailAdvent

GWR Churchward 4000 ‘Star’ Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

Following on from the first article of our new "Sole Survivor" series, today we bring you the next instalment looking at the Great Western Railway (GWR) Churchward 4000 'Star' Class steam locomotives. Once exploring the...