Heritage Railway1 min de lectureScience & Mathematics
Are You The Young Railway Photographer Of The Year 2021?
ENTRANTS have up to November 1 to enter the 2021 Young Railway Photographer Of The Year Awards. The Bahamas Locomotive Society is supporting the competition, which allows youngsters to showcase their railway photography, alongside the National Rail
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Underground Movement Is A Winner In London Collectables’ Online Sale
TWO Underground platform enamel roundels shared top billing in the railwayana section of a London paintings and collectables live online sale held by Essex auction house Sworders on December 15. They were from Oxford Circus, a busy hub on the Centra
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
Main Line Itinerary
Liverpool Lime Street, Carlisle & return. Steam-hauled: Liverpool Lime Street, Carlisle, Carnforth. Loco: No. 60103 Flying Scotsman. WCR Ealing Broadway, York & return. Steam-hauled: Ealing Broadway, York. Loco: No. 60163 Tornado. RTC Cleethorpes
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
KESR Future-proofs Pullman Restoration With ‘Green’ Power
THE Kent & East Sussex Railway has made a major step into the era of ‘green’technology with the ongoing £250,000 restoration of the kitchen car for its crowd-pulling Wealden Pullman dining train. BR Mk.1 coach No. RU1987 was purchased from the Bluebe
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
Farewell To Marina Linke, Golden Eagle’s Powerhouse Of Russian Steam
THE heritage sector worldwide has been in mourning following the sudden passing of Marina Linke, managing director of Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, who had been credited with sparking off a Russian ‘steam revolution’. Russia-born Marina, along with f
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
SRPS In £250k Appeal To Keep 14 Coaches On The Main Line
THE Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS) has launched a £250,000 ‘Keep Our Train on the Main Line’ appeal to raise money to keep its 14 Mk.1 coaches on the national network. During the last five years, the society has overhauled all of the bo
Heritage Railway4 min de lecture
Tender First Start To Rebuilding The Sole-surviving Worsdell J21
THE long road to reconstruction of the now unique LNERThomas William Worsdell J21 (NER C) 0-6-0 No. 65033 - following the extensive stripping down which began in September 2019 - is now underway at the Locomotive Maintenance Services Ltd (LMSL) works
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
Corris Makes Progress With New-build Locomotive As Extra Funds Sought
WHILE progress continues with the erection of the‘bottom half’of the new-build Corris Railway Hughes Falcon 0-4-2ST No. 10 at the workshops of Alan Keef Ltd, the design of another major feature is almost complete - ahead of quotations being obtained
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
In Brief
➜THE Gwili Railway recently received a donation of 54 rails and three turnouts from Mekatek UK Limited, which has offices in Carmarthen and Rhymney. The track components will assist in the line’s northern extension plans. ➜ FREE rides have been prom
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
Garratt 130 Becomes The Heritage Sector’s ‘Newest’ Locomotive!
SERVICES across the heritage sector may have come to a complete standstill due to Covid-19 restrictions, but that did not stop its latest locomotive to be restored from running for the first time in preservation. February 5 saw Peter Best’s Mancheste
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Lavender DEMU Under Repair At Cranmore
THE East Somerset Railway’s Cranmore Train Maintenance business is currently working on a‘Thumper’DEMU set. Class 205 cars Nos. S60117/1118, which are based at the Lavender Line, have arrived for attention to the bodywork. Most of the lower side pane
Heritage Railway3 min de lecture
Virtual Celebration Of Wight Steam 50th Is Big Online Hit
AROUND 80,000 people watched the start of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s 50th anniversary celebrations on January 24 – but very few of them were on the island for the occasion. With the UK in lockdown and local coronavirus infection rates rising –
Heritage Railway4 min de lecture
Moorsline To Give Debut To Rebuilt Beavertail Observation Car 1729
THE NorthYorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is set to be the first line to run showpiece LNER Beavertail observation car No.1729 – the subject of one of the most impressive carriage restorations in the 70-year history of the heritage sector. The NYMR, ho
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
Restored Station Barrow Pushes Omagh Heritage Project Forward
A RESTORED station barrow, once used to move parcels and luggage on Northern Ireland’s Omagh station platform, has given a local railway heritage project a push forward. The barrow, of a type to be found throughout the steam-age British and Irish rai
Heritage Railway3 min de lecture
New Lease Of Life For ‘Saved’ Brunel Trainshed
A BROAD gauge station designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel which faced demolition will have a new lease of life this summer as the centrepiece of a major regeneration project in the Buckinghamshire town of High Wycombe. The station opened in 1854 as t
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Tour Promoters
A1SLT A1 Steam Locomotive Trust 01325 488215 BEL Belmond Pullman 0845 077 2222 NB Northern Belle 01270 899382 PT Pathfinder Tours 01453 835414 RTC Railway Touring Company 01553 661500 SR Statesman Railway 0345 310 2458 SD Steam Dreams 01483 209888 ST
Heritage Railway2 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Tribute Paid To Severn Valley Railway’s First Driver John Hill
THE Severn Valley Railway has been in mourning for John Hill, one of its founding fathers, who drove the first steam locomotive on the heritage line and also the inaugural public train from Bridgnorth on May 23, 1970. John, 82, who lived in Bewdley
Heritage Railway3 min de lecture
Now Is The Time To Back Bala Railway Extension
THE Bala Lake Railway’s £2.5 million town extension could hold a vital key to the post-lockdown revival of the tourist sector in central Wales, chairman Julian Birley believes. Bringing the 2ft gauge line into Bala would regenerate the town as a time
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
Passenger Rolling Stock Collection As At December 2020
THE IoWSR’s vehicle collection dates between 1864 and 1923. It exists because of an early policy decision to record the location of every carriage body on the island, and to acquire as many as possible. It is estimated that about 120 carriage bodies
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Diesel Gala Set For Severn Valley
THE Severn Valley Railway has announced the biggest gathering of diesels on the line since 2019, with its May 13-16 Spring Diesel Bash featuring Clayton Type 1 Class 17 D8568 in BR blue livery. In January 2020, D8568 arrived for work on the Paxman
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
National Collection LSWR T9 To Remain At Swanage
THE Swanage Railway Trust has reached agreement with the National Railway Museum for LSWR T9 ‘Greyhound’4-4-0 No. 30120 to remain on the Purbeck line following the expiry of its boiler certificate last August. The agreement includes storage on the
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
KWVR Could Welcome No. 76077 One Day
I READ the article,‘Piecing together the 76077 jigsaw’in issue 275 with interest, but was surprised no mention was made of the proposal by the Standard 4 Locomotive Preservation Society in the early 1970s to purchase BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76077 f
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Saphos Trains And Midland Pullman Changes Due To Covid-19 Lockdown
SAPHOS Trains has cancelled its Leicester-Carlisle‘Lakelander’trip on February 13 and the Nottingham-Cardiff‘Welsh Marches Express’on February 27 because of lockdown. The March 6 Worcester-Holyhead ‘North Wales Coast Express’has been postponed unti
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Cheddleton’s Stanier 8F progresses
THE restoration of ChurnetValley Railway-based LMS 8F No. 48173 received a boost before Christmas with the arrival of a replacement driving axle at Riley & Son (E) Ltd in Heywood. Other work on the long-term project, which is part of the Batt Holden
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Pathfinder Postpones Spring Trips
PATHFINDER Tours has rescheduled its April programme due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Its‘Galloway Fifties’day tour to Stranraer from Tame Bridge Parkway and Birmingham New Street, Stafford, and Crewe vi
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Mid-Hants Lights Trains Prove Popular
THE Mid-Hants Railway attracted more than 15,000 visitors during its Steam Illuminations event, which saw 13,000 programmable lights covering the locos and carriages during the December 4-23 sell-out services. Passengers also wore LED wristbands whic
Heritage Railway4 min de lecture
Second Time Lucky For New Saint’s Severn Valley Debut?
NONE of us has a crystal ball to tell when passenger trains will return to our heritage railways, but the Severn Valley Railway is being positive in its outlook, announcing plans for a Spring Steam Up. It will take place for four days from April 15,
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
New Hythe Pier Supporter Scheme
THE Hythe Pier Heritage Association has launched a new membership supporter scheme to increase its numbers and expand engagement with the local community. The association was formed in early 2017 to preserve and protect the pier, its 2ft gauge rail
Heritage Railway2 min de lecture
From Folkestone To Padstow The Final Decade Of Southern Steam
John Beckett toured the Southern Region of British Railways from its easternmost point to its western extremity and captured a geographical cross-section of its finest steam in action in its final decade. He has raided his extensive archive to compil
Heritage Railway1 min de lecture
Help extend Poppy Line into Holt
PROMOTERS of the Norfolk Orbital Railway (NOR) scheme have launched a final push to raise the last £5000 needed to buy a 190-yard strip of former Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway trackbed for £100,000 between High Kelling and Holt. The Melton
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