45157 "The Glasgow Highlander" // Credit RailAdvent

Steam railtours and special railway events this March

Halfway through March and there are still plenty of events to visit this month, we are pleased to announce that railway events and railtours have all been inputted into our events calendar. Along with the...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

Steam locomotive No.73082 ‘Camelot’ withdrawn from traffic due to failure

The 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society has unfortunately had to withdraw their British Railways (BR) Standard Class 5 No.73082 "Camelot" following the engine failing while hauling passenger trains on April 17th. Damage caused by the failure? On...
H2 No. 425 under LB&SCR ownership // Credit Dave Searle Collection

The Bluebell Atlantic Group (32424 “Beachy Head”) – Project Information

This week's Project Information comes from the Bluebell Railway, who are building a replica of a London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) H2 Atlantic. First, we will explore the origins of the class,...
73082 "Camelot" // Credit Simon AC Martin

An update on the Bluebell Railway Steam Locomotive fleet

The Bluebell Railway has released an update on their fleet of steam locomotives, both at the railway and away from the railway. The weather has been up and down for the past few months, but...

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...
Prince at Porthmadog

Severn Valley Railway – Autumn Steam Gala 2017 – Information

This weekend sees the Severn Valley Railway hold their annual Autumn Steam Gala, which sees 4 visitors join the home fleet in what should be a fun filled steamy weekend! The home fleet of 813,...
Standard class 2 steam locomotive

Bluebell Railway Standard Class 2 Project (steam locomotive No. 84030) – Project Information

This week we bring you another New Build Project from the Bluebell Railway, their project to recreate a British Railways (BR) Standard Class 2 Tank. We will firstly look at the history of this small...
OP4 april update from Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway release update on Operation Undercover Phase 4

The Bluebell Railway, in East Sussex, has released their April update on their Operation Undercover Phase 4 project. This project will see rolling stock be undercover and away from the elements. Sadly, the past few...
60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway

Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa joins 61306 Mayflower for Bluebell Railway Steam...

The Bluebell Railway has announced that steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be visiting the line alongside 61306 Mayflower for their Autumn Steam Gala. A special timetable will be in operation throughout the...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...
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