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steam locomotive Kilmersdon at the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway release details of action plan

The West Somerset Railway PLC Chairman, Jon Jones Pratt, has released an update on the situation at the West Somerset Railway, which sees the...
5239 Goliath

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 14th November 2018

The East Somerset Railway has released a short update on the work taking place on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. This week has seen all of...
Staverton station on the South Devon Railway

Festive steam trains at the South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway has announced details of its festive steam trains taking place in December. After a day with presents and turkey, why not...
Throat Plate attached to Tube Plate // Credit The Watercress Line

Recent overhaul work on steam locomotive 35005 “Canadian Pacific”

Most of the overhaul work on 'Can Pac' within the last month has been on the boiler, where the replacement of worn-out sections has...
45596 Bahamas

Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas’ first mainline tour announced

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway have announced that 45596 Bahamas is returning to steam in Yorkshire for the first time in 25 years. 45596's...
Walk the line

Walkers raise thousands for Mid Hants Railway

The Mid Hants Railway has announced that more than 950 walkers, including children and dogs, dusted off their walking boots recently to raise over...
Remembrance day steam train driving

Hundreds raised by South Devon Railway with steam locomotive for the...

The South Devon Railway has announced that their special event on Saturday 10th November 2018 raised an incredible amount of money for the Royal...
34072 257 Squadron

An update on steam locomotives from Southern Locomotives Ltd

Southern Locomotives Ltd has released a full update on the work they are completing on locomotives (either in service or undergoing overhaul). The big news...
70013 Oliver Cromwell

Steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell’s last gala appearance this weekend

This weekend is the Great Central Railway's Last Hurrah Gala and will see 70013 Oliver Cromwell's last gala appearance before its boiler ticket expires. The...
5551 The Unknown Warrior

Simon Weston CBE unveils new crest on steam locomotive 5551 The...

Simon Weston CBE has unveiled a crest on the new National Memorial engine this weekend at an event at the Crewe Heritage Centre. The event...
Left-Hand Cylinder after being Re-Bored // Credit SLL

Recent overhaul work on steam locomotive 34028 Eddystone at Herston Works

Members of Southern Locomotives Ltd (SLL) have been busy at Herston Works in overhauling their Rebuilt Bulleid West Country class No.34028 Eddystone. Cylinders and Pipe...
63395 // Credit RailAdvent

NER T2 / LNER Q6 Class steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

Pooling designs from a few different classes, the North Eastern Railway's T2 class were perfect engines to meet the ever-increasing freight traffic on the...
4160 on the West Somerset Railway

Two board members resign from the West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway has announced the resignation of two members of the PLC board. This comes after the news regarding the closure of the...
The Baby Deltic Project

An update on the Baby Deltic locomotive

The Baby Deltic Project have released a short update on the work completed in their bid to build a Baby Deltic locomotive. The connections that...
5239 Goliath

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 8th November 2018

The East Somerset Railway has released a further update on the overhaul work currently taking place on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. Lots of progress has...
5428 Eric Treacy at Grosmont

Winter maintenance begins on steam locomotive 5428 Eric Treacy

Andrew Jeffery, of the Grosmont MPD News - The Original Facebook Group, has announced that steam locomotive 5428 Eric Treacy has begun its winter...
4160 on the West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway to close for three months in 2019

Jonathan Jones-Pratt, the Chairman of the West Somerset Railway PLC, has announced that the railway will be closed for four months in 2019. This announcement...
5551 The Unknown Warrior

New crest to be unveiled for steam locomotive 5551 The Unknown...

Simon Weston CBE is to unveil the new crest for steam locomotive 5551 The Unknown Warrior this weekend to commemorate the centenary of the...