Railway News

Tornado's tender outside DLW
Date posted: Monday, April 8, 2019 - 15:36 | Author/Source: Editorial

£450,000 appeal launched to fund the tender for Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive as order placed for construction of the tender tank.

3401 and 3403
Author/Source: Editorial | 03/26/2019

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

 Flying Scotsman arrives Corfe Castle 19 March 2019
Author/Source: Editorial | 03/21/2019

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

Caledonian Tank No. 419
Author/Source: Editorial | 03/06/2019

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.

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Alan Pegler on Flying Scotsman - 1999
Author/Source: Editorial | 02/25/2019

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 charismatic father, the late Alan Pegler, who purchased ‘Flying Scotsman’ from British Railways for the scrap value of £3,000 in 1963.

During a test run in 1934, the Nigel Gresley-designed ‘Flying Scotsman’ was the first steam locomotive in the United Kingdom to haul a train at 100... read the full story

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - 'River Mite' at Irton Road
Author/Source: Editorial | 02/18/2019
Held on February 9th at the McDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham the awards ceremony was hosted by Pete Waterman OBE. There were four projects in the running for the Coiley Locomotive Award, which is presented to a Heritage Railway Association member organisation who has completed an outstanding engineering project in the field of locomotive overhaul, restoration, or preservation.

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society ran a two-and-a-half year project to buy and... read the full story

Ffestiniog Railway
Author/Source: Editorial | 02/13/2019

The HRA Awards recognise a wide range of achievements and distinctions across the entire heritage railway industry, and the awards acknowledge individuals and institutions as well as railways, tramways and cliff railways.

The February 9th event saw the presentation of awards in record 15 categories, which includes one completely new award. Several categories saw a record number of nominees, and in one case, joint winners.

The Statfold Barn Railway won the Morton’s Media (... read the full story

Cyfronydd station, a popular crossing point for trains, will be one of four stations enhanced by the TAIS funding.
Author/Source: Editorial | 01/28/2019

The funding has been awarded to the railway by the Tourism Amenity Investment Support (TAIS) scheme, part of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

The improvements at the popular tourist attraction meet a variety of needs, but a common theme will be better access and attractions for visitors.

At the Llanfair Caereinion terminus two electric vehicle charging points will be made available... read the full story

 60103 Flying Scotsman
Author/Source: Editorial | 01/21/2019

Owned by the National Railway Museum in York, the iconic 97-tonne A3 class locomotive – completed in 1923 by the London and North Eastern Railway (L.N.E.R.) – will be on the Purbeck heritage railway for 20 days from Friday, 22 March to Wednesday, 10 April, 2019, inclusive.

During a test run in 1934, the Nigel Gresley-designed ‘Flying Scotsman’ was the first steam locomotive in the United Kingdom to haul a train at 100 miles an hour.

Coupled behind No. 60103 ‘Flying... read the full story

Corris Railway
Author/Source: Editorial | 01/15/2019

Over the two days December 8th and 9th 308 visitors enjoyed their train journey along the Dulas Valley and visit to Santa in the carriage shed grotto at Maespoeth Junction. Unfortunately the Corris’ steam locomotive Number 7 failed with a valve gear problem on the Saturday and its place was taken by diesel Number 11.

Progress on the CR’s new steam locomotive, “Falcon” Number 10, continues at the workshops of Alan Keef Ltd at Ross-on-Wye. Following the plan to employ the remaining... read the full story

Original no.3 steam components
Author/Source: Editorial | 12/14/2018

As the Corris Railway looks to increase its rate of monthly fund-raising for the new build “Falcon” 0-4-2ST Number 10, and with volunteers looking to begin construction of the cab for the locomotive, some parts of its predecessor Number 3 have gone on display at Maespoeth Junction.

These are sections of the cab which was removed during the overhaul of Number 3 in 1967 and were apparently buried at Tywyn Pendre. When the earth bank which held the remains was removed the rusted... read the full story