Great Central Railway Birstall Leicestershire 4th October 2018
With the fixed Distant signal indicating permanent caution Southern Bulleid West Country pacific 34092 City of Wells drops down towards the Birstall foot crossing en route to Leicester North on its first trip on the first day of the Autumn Gala.
On the West Highland line & the 10.15 Jacobite crosses the River Lochy as it departs Fort William for Mallaig, headed by LNER/NELPG locomotive K1 2-6-0 62005, the foothills of Ben Nevis in the background.
Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 18th August 2018
The art of Technology.
The right hand piston gland of Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48624 had been blowing all day so by the time we came on shed at Loughborough the mixture of oil and condensed steam had created a pretty sticky coating over the leading wheel and mot…
Great Central Railway Quorn Leicestershire 8th August 2018
As a shareholder in British Railways Standard 5 4-6-0 73156 I was very pleased to be rostered as fireman on her today. Then I was even more pleased when Fred let me drive on the return trip from Leicester. Here we are heading away from Quorn & Woodhouse.
Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 11th August 2018
50 years ago Stanier 8F Class No 48476 and Standard 5MT Class No 73069 were running 3 hours late with their leg of 1L50, the RCTS 'End of Steam' tour. This morning they were only a few minutes down as they approached the A6 bridge on the outskirts of Lou…
My mate Barry in Barry! We drove down from Sheffield in his dad's car to see the railway wonder that was Woodham's scrapyard. This was for my first visit and to see 200+ engines lined up was amazing. The fact that most of them survived is even more amazin…