Railway News

1809 Dougal
Date posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 15:56 | Author/Source: Editorial

A small piece of Wales made a big impression in the Far East on Saturday 8th December, when the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway signed a ‘Sister Railway’ co-operation agreement with the Taiwan Sugar Corporation (TSC).

Motion Bracket Design - Daniela Filova
Author/Source: Editorial | 12/11/2018

The Motion Club aims to raise £210,000, through 175 supporters each donating £1,000 (plus Gift Aid) in up to eight payments of £125, to manufacture the motion for new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales. Reaching over 100 members of The Motion Club coincides with the motion bracket design being finalised.

Following the success of The Founders Club (to get the project to the point of cutting the frames), The Boiler Club (to fund the construction of the boiler), The... read the full story

Bahamas No. 45596
Author/Source: Editorial | 12/07/2018

The return of 45596 Bahamas to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, from Tyseley has been affected by an unexpected delay in completing the installation and commissioning of the TPWS/OTMR equipment by the contractor engaged by Tyseley to do the work. The work has since completed,b delay has meant that there has been a ‘knock on’ effect to the submission and processing of the documentation needed to allow the engine to be included in the Network Rail Rolling Stock Library. The proposed... read the full story

Ty Dŵr – sketch of how it might look.
Author/Source: Editorial | 12/03/2018

Before the locomotive shed and workshop opened at Tywyn Pendre in 1867, the Railway’s first locomotive shed was at Ty Dŵr just above Abergynolwyn village on what was known as the mineral extension.

A waterfall supplied water to the locomotive and even when the shed fell out of use locomotives continued to take water here when they shunted wagons between Abergynolwyn station and the base of the first incline to the Bryn Egwlys quarry at what is now Nant Gwernol station.

The... read the full story

‘Russell’
Author/Source: Editorial | 11/28/2018
‘Russell’ successfully completed a gauging and inspection run on the 25th November along part of the original line of the Welsh Highland Railway. This represents the first time the locomotive has travelled along this section since 1937, when it was on its way to Dinas to be locked away at the closing of the line.

The run was made possible owing to the close working relationship between the two railways in preparation for ‘Russell’ to appear at a special event in 2019 to celebrate the... read the full story

Railway plays part in special Armistice Centenary celebration
Author/Source: Editorial | 11/21/2018

Following the Act of Rembrance at Toddington, those taking part continued to Cheltenham Racecourse on a train hauled by a steam locomotive that served during the First World War, to join the Armistice Centenary celebrations at Cheltenham Racecourse.
 
The event, marking the centenary of the Armistice, was a solemn occasion attended by the ‘Glosters’ (former troops of the Royal Gloucestershire Regiment) under the direction of Regimental Sergeant-Major Keeling and Colonel Robert... read the full story

No. 2007 Prince of Wales Progress
Author/Source: Editorial | 11/20/2018
For a limited time only, parts for giant new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales will be available for sponsorship to people who are neither ‘P2 for the price of a pint’ monthly Covenantors or other registered supporters. Components sponsored through the Dedicated Donations Scheme range in price from one of over 1,000 driven bolts & nuts for £25 to the complete exhaust steam injector for £15,000 – an ideal Christmas present for the railway enthusiast in your family.... read the full story
No. 2007 Prince of Wales Progress - David Elliott
Author/Source: Editorial | 11/16/2018
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, also the builders, owners and operators of 100mph famous new steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado, has announced that it will again be holding a number of presentations on the project to build new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales in 2019. Entry into each roadshow is free with the first at the Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough on Saturday 12th January 2019.
 
The class P2 2-8-2 ‘Mikado’ locomotives... read the full story
Bahama reversing on Tyseley's turntable earlier this year
Author/Source: Editorial | 11/14/2018

Following a heavy overhaul and re-painted in its Brunswick Green livery, the LMS Stanier 'Jubilee Class' 4-6-0 will be returning to the Worth Valley and, for the first time in 25 years, will run on the mainline with seats available for the general public.

The railtour is being promoted by Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in partnership with Bahamas Locomotive Society, 'Bahamas' will run from Oxenhope to Carlisle and return on Saturday 9th February 2019.

The event will be the... read the full story

70013
Author/Source: Editorial | 11/13/2018

This will be the final gala appearance for 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" (appearing courtesy of the National Railway Museum) before its overhaul. The gala will also feature five other locomotive, including one diesel engine.

Joining 70013 will be Stanier Class 5 45305 (returning to traffic following repair - subject to completion), 92214 "Leicester City", Stanier 8F 48624, BR Standard Class 5 73156 and diesel locomotive Class 45 "Peak" D123.

The weekend will have a 1960's feel with 3... read the full story

Tornado on the East Coast Main Line
Author/Source: Editorial | 11/09/2018
‘The White Rose’ will run from London King’s Cross picking up at Potters Bar and Peterborough to Leeds, Harrogate and York on Saturday 27th April 2019.
 
Since completion in Darlington in 2008, new Peppercorn class A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado has covered over 100,000 miles and seen service on the Network Rail main line and heritage railways right across Great Britain.
 
In its original incarnation, ‘The White Rose’ express... read the full story