As many of you will know in the middle to late 1960’s the national rail system lost three significant mainlines. In 1966, we lost the Somerset and Dorset in its entirety while later that year the Great Central closed as a through route to London. The Waverley route closed completely in early 1969. Great Central Railway […]
The London Midland and Scottish Railway in partnership with English Electric designed the 350hp 0-6-0 shunting locomotive in the 1940s. A few of these earlier locomotives still survive including Class 1 12131 built at Darlington in 1952, at the North Norfolk Railway. North Norfolk Railway Also at the North Norfolk Railway are two of the […]
When I was a child I remember seeing Peter Hanford’s LP’s of steam railway sounds in record shops. Peter was a
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.
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 platform. I thought it would be fascinating to […]
A guest post by Ann Tanner from Sidmouth Museum. Photos copyright Sidmouth Museum. 50th Anniversary of closure 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the closure of Sidmouth railway station. Sidmouth Museum decided to mark the anniversary as its occurrence greatly affected the lives of residents and visitors to Sidmouth. The museum has planned an exhibition […]
Have you ever wondered about locomotive stories? Through historical files and the words of working volunteers, we can tell some of those tales.
Over the years I have taken many railway photographs. These are the railway photographs which mean something special to me representing my top spots. It might be the locomotives, rolling stock or location that is important. I hope you enjoy my ‘Top of the Spots’. Batty Moss (Ribblehead) Viaduct Let’s be clear: I’m NOT condoning leaning […]
Over the years I have taken many railway photographs. I’d like to share a selection of railway photographs which mean something special to me. It might be the locomotives, rolling stock or location that is important. I hope you enjoy my ‘Top of the Spots’. Old Stevenage Station The first railway photograph was taken at the […]
When I was a boy I saw a BBC program featuring railwaymen called Engines Must Not Enter The Potato Sidings. It was broadcast in November 1969. As far as I know it is never been broadcast since or been available as a DVD from the BBC. This is possibly because it was shot in black […]