Do you agree with my list of top ten steam locomotives? Some locos have held a special place in my heart over the years. I’d like to know what your favourite is and whether it’s on my list or not?
Do you agree with my list of top ten steam locos?
Do you agree with my list of top 10 steam locomotives in the UK. Very hard to decide - what have I missed out?
It's a little known fact that Sir Billy Butlin rescued this engine with a view to displaying her at one of his holiday camps. She is beautiful and we are indebted to Sir Billy for saving her.
The wonderful 9F shown here at the Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line. I spent 17 years helping to restore this engine at the Great Central Railway so it has to be top of my list!
Sir Nigel Gresley named after the genius train engineer. I am so in awe of this man that once I even named my cat 'Nigel' later 'Nidge' after the great man himself.
A member of the Peppercorn A2 Class, Blue Peter was built in 1948 for fast express passenger trains on the ECML. Currently proposed for a return to the main which is fantastic news!
Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), emerging from the works on 24 February 1923 and initially numbered 1472. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the railway. Discover more about Scotsman.
To develop, build and operate an improved Gresley class P2 Mikado steam locomotive for mainline and preserved railway use
Designed by Stanier as mixed traffic locomotive and the Black Five has proved to be one of the best locomotive types ever built.
The Sentinel engine Joyce seen here at the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway in 2016. She's a little belter!
Part of the National collection and now on display at Swindon. I wonder if she will ever see service on the mainline again?
Originally built for heavy shunting she can now be seen in the green pastures of the South Devon Railway