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506 Back in Steam // Credit MHR

Steam locomotive 506 returns to traffic in early June

The Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway) and Urie Locomotive Society Ltd (ULS) are pleased to announce that Southern Railway S15 No.506 will formally re-enter...
419 at the Churnet Valley Railway

Steam locomotive 419 hauls first trains on Gloucestershire and Warwickshire

Standing in for the heritage line's DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit), Mackintosh ‘Caley’ 0-4-4 tank No.419 will haul its first trains on the Gloucestershire and...
72010's Frame Under Construction Credit The 'Clan' Project

An update on steam locomotive 72010 Hengist

Work has been progressing very well on 72010's Frame at CTL Seal based in Sheffield. Frame Early May saw the internal components of the engine's frame...

Steam locomotive 7802 swaps railways with 6960

In an agreement between the Severn Valley Railway and the West Somerset Railway, 7802 'Bradley Manor' is destined to work on the WSR until...
1450 stops at Hayles Halt

Steam locomotive 1450 in action at the Didcot Railway Centre

The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that visiting engine, 1450, will be in action with their Auto-trailers. The Steam Rail Motor was built in 1908...

Special fundraising day for steam locomotive 4079 Pendennis Castle

The Didcot Railway Centre has announced that they are to have a special fundraising day this May. The aim of the day is to kick...
Almost Complete Smokebox // Credit WSR

Mid-May Update on steam locomotives 9351

Great Western Railway Small Mogul No.9351 has seen further since the last update from the End of April. Smokebox All components bar the chimney, blower ring...
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WATCH: steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman steams through Rotherham and Chesterfield

Sunday 5th May 2019 saw the world famous 60103 Flying Scotsman haul the final day of The Great Britain XII. The Great Britain XII Day...
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GWSR steam locomotive gala set to take place this Bank Holiday

If you don't already known, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway will be hosting their annual "Cotswold Festival of Steam" this upcoming bank holiday weekend,...
Almost Complete Cab of 92134 // Credit Adrian Dennis

An update on steam locomotive 92134

Work on restoring 92134 at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is coming along very well, with many parts returning to the engine. Cab and Boiler Majority...

April 2019 update on steam locomotive 82045

Work progresses both on-site at Bridgnorth and off-site at contractors in building Standard 3 Tank No.82045 at the Severn Valley Railway. Cylinders and Trucks The piston...
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National Lottery safeguards future of North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that National Lottery funding has safeguarded the future of the railway. The railways ambitious ‘Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey’ project...
3717 "City of Truro" at NRM York 2012 Railfest // Credit Tim Hawkins

GWR 3400/3700 ‘City’ steam locomotive class – Sole Survivor

One of the early designs from Churchward, the 3400 (Later changed to 3700 series) 'City' class were built to meet traffic demands as well...
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West Somerset Railway supporters donate over £1000 to repair vandal damage

West Somerset Railway has announced that their supporters have donated over £1,000 to repair the damage in less than 24 hours. Vandals struck the West...
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Machining starts on steam locomotive 3840’s frame plates

The Churchward County Trust has announced that the main plates, which form the frame, have been delivered to Goodman Metals for machining. Machining and Drilling The...

Steam locomotive 6023 King Edward II has arrived at the GWSR

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway has announced that Great Western  Railway 6000 'King' Class No.6023 "King Edward II" has been unloaded at Toddington, ready for...
Prepearing the Cylinders for new Liners // Credit SMF

An update on steam locomotive 13245 from the Stanier Mogul Fund...

April has been another busy month for the Stanier Mogul Fund, with 13245 looking more like an engine each month. Cab and Firebox The handrails have been...
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Steam locomotive Sirapite arrives at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway has announced that their guest locomotive has arrived. Sirapite from the Long Shop Museum at Leiston arrived by low loader...