Steam train footplate ride

Steam locomotive fans given chance to fulfill dream at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has announced that it is giving steam train fans the chance to fulfil a dream with a ride in the cab of one of their steam locomotives. One fan of steam, Bethany...
70013 Oliver Cromwell

Steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell to visit Locomotion

Locomotion, at Shildon, has announced that steam locomotive No.70013 Oliver Cromwell will be visiting the museum to star at their Autumn Steam Gala. Saturday, 22nd September and Sunday 23rd September 2018 will see the Autumn Steam...
71000 Duke of Gloucester on the East Lancashire Railway

BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive (71000 Duke of Gloucester) – Sole Survivor

This week’s Sole Survivor will be looking at the BR Class 8 steam locomotive, which are 4-6-2 tender engines, and is 71000 Duke of Gloucester. Once we have looked at their working life, we...
Midland Railway - Butterley host memorial for Sapper Amos

Steam locomotive hauled Vintage Trains at the Midland Railway – Butterley

The Midland Railway - Butterley has announced that over the bank holiday weekend of the 25th to 27th August they will be running a very special vintage train. The train will be made up of...
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Locomotive 40135 lifted off its bogies

Class 40 No.40135 has been lifted off of its bogies at the East Lancashire Railway Baron Street Locomotive Works to allow lasting repairs to bearings. The bearing was repaired at Barrow Hill sufficiently in 2011,...
Steam train helps police

Steam train rescues injured dog walker

Swindon North Police, via their Facebook page, has announced that they had to get the help of a steam train to help get an injured dog walker to safety. A member of the public called...
34081 92 Squadron

Steam trains set to return to the Nene Valley Railway this week

The Nene Valley Railway has announced that steam trains will return on Wednesday 15th August 2018 following a steam ban. Steam locomotive 34081 '92 Squadron' will be the locomotive to bring back steam trains to...
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...
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Steam locomotive No.30587 to visit the Avon Valley Railway

The Avon Valley Railway have announced that steam locomotive LSWR Beattie No.30587 will be visiting for their End of Season Gala. 30587s visit is courtesy of the National Railway Museum and the Bodmin and Wenford...
3650 at the Didcot Railway Centre

Boiler for steam locomotive No.3650 lifted at the Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre has announced that the boiler of steam locomotive No.3650 was lifted out its frames this week. The lift took place on Tuesday 7th August 2018 and used the 86 year old hoist...