70013 Oliver Cromwell at Quorn and Woodhouse on the Great Central Railway

Steam locomotives set to celebrate 50 years since The Fifteen Guinea Special on British...

This weekend is the 50th Anniversary since the last steam special on British Rail, this being 1T57 'The Fifteen Guinea Special', and various steam locomotives will be in operation throughout the weekend to celebrate...
70013 Oliver Cromwell with the 1L50 headboard

How heritage railways remembered the end of steam locomotives on British Rail

The Severn Valley Railway and Great Central Railway held events this weekend to remember the end of steam locomotives on British Rail, which happened 50 years ago. Both railways had locomotives on show that hauled...
Oliver Cromwell bursts into Keighley platform 3 with a short freight train during a 30742 Charter

Heritage railways prepare to celebrate 50 years since the end of steam locomotives on...

This weekend is a special weekend indeed, the 4th August 2018 marks 50 years since the end of steam locomotives on British Rail. The Severn Valley Railway and the Great Central Railway are holding special...
Slide Bars // Credit John Pagett

Update on New Build steam locomotive No.82045 – July 2018

The latest news from The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust on building their brand new Standard 3 Tank No.82045. 'Bottom-End' With the frame lifted onto the coupled wheels, work could start on fitting the springs. These now have been...
7802 Bradley Manor at the Severn Valley Railway

Steam locomotive hauled trains return to the Severn Valley Railway this week

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that steam locomotives will be once again hauling trains from tomorrow (Thursday 19th July 2018). As you will be aware, the heatwave that the UK has been through has dried all...
50035 Ark Royal to visit the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for their 50th anniversary gala

Diesel locomotives replace steam locomotives at the Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that diesel locomotives will replace steam locomotives in operating their advised timetable. As readers in the UK will know, Britain is currently in a heat wave, with the sun...
No.43106 at Severn Valley Railway // Credit Tony Hisgett

Steam locomotive hauled Wine and Whisky tasting trains at the Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that passengers will be able to join them for an enjoyable summers day visit for a steam locomotive hauled tasting train. For 2018, the heritage railway is running wine and...
Spring Being Fitted // Credit Tony Massau

June Update from The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust

The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust have posted their latest update with information on actives carried out in June. Fitting the springs Progress is being made of fitting the springs to the coupled wheel's axleboxes. Due to the...
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A June update on steam locomotive No.42968

The Stanier Mogul Fund has released their latest update on their overhaul of steam locomotive No.42968. Frames Repairs to the frame are now complete. The first coats of primer paint have also been applied. Work can...

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...