I'm delighted to bring you a guest post by Jeremy Dunn who is the Chairman of the 45163 Restoration Group and also a volunteer driver at the West Somerset Railway.
Black Five photos are my own from the 1980s to show these locomotives in steam. … [More...]
I had been interested railways since I was frightened by an A4 Pacific as it stormed through the old Stevenage station from the North. I was a small child sitting in my pushchair on the Up platform. We were probably travelling to London to visit relatives. I … [More...]
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?
As I mentioned in my blog about Starting out at Crewe Works, I had been interested railways since I was frightened by an A4 Pacific as it stormed through the old Stevenage station from the North. I was a small child sitting in my pushchair on the Up … [More...]
Recently someone posted a picture on Twitter of a Class 37 and coaches on the Cardiff – Portsmouth line. It made me think about loco hauling and reminded me of the unsuitability of the Class 158 units currently used on these services. There may be those who … [More...]
If you have seen my post introducing to my model railway, then you will know I have included a model of Bath Green Park locomotive shed. I am going to explain how I built this model railway shed. … [More...]
The final heritage railway visited on the Somerset and Dorset working volunteers' weekend was the Epping Ongar Railway on Sunday 23rd April 2017.
History of the Epping and Ongar Railway
The Great Eastern Railway built the branch from Loughton Junction to … [More...]
The railwayblogger is delighted to bring you this guest post by Michael Abbott who is a volunteer with the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust 60163 Tornado.
Hello, my name is Michael and I am aged 19 and live in Bristol. I am one of many fortunate people who suffers … [More...]
The need to restore railway branch lines is greater than ever. I have touched on the destruction of railway lines in the 1960's in my post on conspiracies and railway closures. Clearly the railway was losing money due to many factors. There remains the … [More...]
Over the years, many people have told me that they should get a refund if no train seat is available. I try to explain that a train ticket is for a journey and not a seat. I usually get a tirade back along the lines of 'this is outrageous!' and 'why can't they … [More...]
Lots of people tell me that they think that train travel is expensive. I disagree! Using my tips and tricks, you can get cheap train travel. Train travel is the best way to travel. I can relax whilst someone else drives. The facilities on board are great with … [More...]