New boards at Ropley

New visitor experience at the Watercress Line

The Watercress Line’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Canadian Pacific restoration project has spent £46,000 to improve the visitor experience at its Ropley station. The improvements included new interpretation panels, which are to be installed...
New Cylinders for 4930 "Hagley Hall" // Credit Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall

New Cylinders Delivered for steam locomotive Hagley Hall

The Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall group has announced that the new cylinder blocks for their Great Western Railway 4900 "Hall" Class No.4930 "Hagley Hall" have been delivered. Overhaul "Hagley Hall" is currently undergoing a...
34070 "Manston" at Tyseley Locomotives Works // Credit SLL

Quick update on steam locomotives from Southern Locomotives Ltd

This small update by the company covers the current work on both engines at Tyseley Locomotives Works. 34070 "Manston" The plan is to overhaul "Manston" in the future, so while members of SLL have been at...
Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol set for Churnet Valley visit

As summer approaches, everyone’s favourite team of rescue pups are returning to the Churnet Valley! Both old and new, they will be looking to meet all of their pals, for another paw-some adventure following their...
82045 Inside Erection Shop // Credit Jim Norman

Update on New-Build Standard 3 Tank 82045 steam locomotive – May 2019

May brought good news for the Trust, along with more progress on building 82045 at the Severn Valley Railway. Undercover Some time in May, 82045 was moved into Bridgnorth's erection shop as a space had become...
Back and Throat Plate on Foundation Ring // Credit MHR

An update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 35005 “Canadian Pacific”

Recent work on overhauling the Mid Hants Railway's Southern Railway "Merchant Navy" Class No.35005 "Canadian Pacific" has focused on the boiler, while the team wait for the overhead crane at Eastleigh to become available...
34081 "92 Squadron" on Wansford Turntable, NVR // Credit Jamie Duggan

Steam and Vintage Rally at NVR this Weekend (15th-16th of June)

Any plans for this weekend? Nene Valley Railway are hosting their Steam and Vintage Rally this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th. The weekend will see a variety of vehicles on display and running, from standard...
3193 // Credit NVR

Steam locomotive 3193 set for Nene Valley visit

The Nene Valley Railway has announced that Austerity No.3193 should be visiting the line on hire from the Bressingham Steam and Gardens. 3193's Visit Due to traffic requirements at Llangollen Railway, the hire period for Great...
Eustace Forth

New steam locomotive for the Northampton and Lamport Railway

The Northampton and Lamport Railway has announced that they will have a steam locomotive for the 2019 season. The locomotive is ex-national collection Roberts, Stephenson and Hawthorne 0-4-0ST ‘Eustace Forth’. Eustace Forth arrived at the Northampton...
Northampton and Lamport extension

An update on the Northampton and Lamport Railway Extension

The Northampton and Lamport Railway has released an update on their project to extend the railway to the south. The 140-year-old 7 arch low viaduct, known at the railway as Bridge 11, has seen refurbishment...
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