The London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) class V4 was a 2-6-2 steam locomotive designed by Sir Nigel Gresley - who also designed famous No. 4472 Flying Scotsman and world speed record holder No. 4468 Mallard - for mixed-traffic use over the whole of the LNER network. The class V4s had similarities in their appearance and mechanical layout to the class V2s of which pioneer No. 4771 Green Arrow is preserved. Two class V4s were built at the LNER’s Doncaster Works... read the full story
And on Friday of this week, the daughter of the man who saved the iconic steam locomotive from the scrapyard is to wave off ‘Flying Scotsman’ from Swanage station when it hauls its first train at the start of a three-week visit to the Isle of Purbeck.
Penny Vaudoyer will be flying in from her home in Portugal to perform the honour with the train guard’s green flag on Swanage station at 10.05 am on Friday, 22 March, 2019.
It was Penny’s enterprising and... read the full story
Resplendent in its distinctive Edwardian sky blue livery, Caledonian Railway 439 class tank No. 419 will be hauling trains between Swanage, Harman’s Cross, Corfe Castle and Norden between Friday, 29 March, and Sunday, 31 March, 2019, inclusive.
And a long-scrapped Scottish-based steam locomotive will also be re-created and remembered for the three-day event which will see the iconic and world famous ‘Flying Scotsman’ steam locomotive on display at Corfe Castle station.... read the full story