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Bogie Spring Beams Credit // GSNLRS

New base confirmed for steam locomotive General Steam Navigation – February 2019

The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society (GSNLRS) have made an exciting announcement this week along with other progress that has been carried out during February 2019. New Site Following discussions, the GSNLRS are pleased to announce...
LMS 617

Railway carriages on the move?

Heritage railway carriages have been involved in a 'swap' deal which has involved the Swindon and Cricklade Railway. Stuart Reeder, who owns locomotive Andrew Barclay 2352, has swapped his Inspection Saloon No. 45036 for LMS...
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...
Peckett 1555 "Ivor the Engine" // Credit Adrian Thompson

Steam Locomotive Peckett 1555 “Ivor the Engine” is up for Sale

Steam locomotive, Peckett 1555 "Ivor the Engine", has been advertised for sale by its current owner. A brief history of 1555 1555 was built in 1920 at Peckett & Sons Ltd's Bristol Works, 1555 being the engine's works...
6984 "Owsden Hall" and Tender Shunted Outside // Credit Monty Luffman

Steam locomotive No. 6984’s Tender travels to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to be paired with...

The tender for steam locomotive No. 6984 "Owsden Hall" has been shunted outside at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, in readiness for transporting to the Buckinghamshire  Railway Centre, where the Tender will be paired with...
Newly Painted Tender with Early BR Crest Applied // Credit Modified Hall 6984 'Owsden Hall' FB Page

Recent Overhaul Progress on Steam Loco Modified Hall No. 6984 “Owsden Hall”

Great Western Railway Modified Hall 6984 "Owsden Hall" is undergoing the final stages of restoration at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway and good progress is being made. Recent work has seen cab fittings being reinstalled. The...
Swindon and Crickdale Railway awarded grant for two defribrilators

Railway Wins Grant For Life Saving Defribrillators

Swindon and Cricklade Railway has won a grant which will see life-saving Defribrilators installed at two of the railway's stations. A cheque for £1,690 was handed over that will help save both volunteers and visitors, if...