No. 7822 Foxcote Manor and 34053 Sir Keith Park stand at Haworth Sheds on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Autumn Steam Gala

First steam locomotive announced for The Watercress Line’s Autumn Steam Gala

The Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line) have announced that Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 'Manor' Class No.7822 "Foxcote Manor" as the first guest locomotive for their 2018 Autumn Steam Gala. About 7822 "Foxcote Manor" Built...
6695's Boiler ready for the move to the Flour Mill // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Overhaul Progress on GWR Steam Locomotive No. 6695

The team overhauling No. 6695 at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) has been making good progress. Rolling Chassis Recent work on the rolling chassis has focused on reassembly of the brake linkage. This has involved fitting...
6695 // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Can you help the 6695 Locomotive Group raise £50,000 to help overhaul steam locomotive No....

The 6695 Locomotive Group, owners of GWR 56XX No.6695, have set up a crowdfunding page in order to raise £50,000 to help raise funds for Overhauling 6695, which is currently in progress. What will the...
7714 Piloting a Train on the NNR // Credit Chris Heal

Guests so far for West Somerset Railway’s Spring Steam Gala

Two guests have been confirmed so far for the West Somerset Railway's (WSR) Spring Steam Gala. The first guest is USATC S160 No. 6046. The steam locomotive is part of the Churnet Valley Railway's Homefleet,...
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...
steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

Helston Railway welcome visiting steam locomotive for the 2018 season

The Helston Railway have announced that the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust's steam locomotive 'Kilmersdon' will be visiting them for the 2018 season. The locomotive will be based at the heritage railway in Cornwall until...
Internal Steam Pipe Clamp // Credit 6695 Loco Group FB Page

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No. 6695

Work has progressed at both Williton Works, in Somerset, and Flour Mill Workshops, in Gloucestershire, in overhauling steam locomotive No. 6695. The Flour Mill The boiler has now been turned upside down, which has allowed work to...
The Bug arriving at New Romney on the Romney, hythe and dymchurch railway

February Half Term Events at Preserved Railways – South East and South West

Looking for something to do this February Half Term? Whether with your family, friends or yourself, here are a few preserved railways in the south-east and south-west England open this February Half Term. Normal fares...
Brass Safety Valve Bonnet // Credit 6695 Loco Group

Update from the 6695 Loco Group on the overhaul of steam locomotive No.6695

The 6695 Loco Group have released an update on their Facebook page with the latest work carried out on 6695's overhaul at the West Somerset Railway. 'Bottom End' Both expansion links and eccentric straps have been...

GWR 4900 ‘Hall’ and 6959 ‘Modified Hall’ Class steam locomotives – Class Information

The Great Western Railway's 4900 'Hall' Class were the GWR's most numerous 4-6-0 type engines ever built. They will be the focus of this week's Class Information, and there 6959 'Modified Halls' as designed and...
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