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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust - the registered charity that built, owns and operates world-famous 100mph new steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado and is currently building Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales - is delighted to announce that it has placed a £1m order with Dampflokwerk Meiningen (Steam Locomotive Works Meiningen), a workshop of the Deutsche Bahn (the German Federal Railway) for two new Diagram 118a boilers for its two new steam... read the full story
The project to build Britain’s most powerful express passenger steam locomotive today announced a new £450,000 appeal to fund the manufacture the tender for new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales. The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has set itself the challenge of raising £450,000 through The Tender Club from 250 supporters each donating £1,500 (plus Gift Aid) to the project in up to 15 payments of £100 by standing order. The Trust is also pleased to announce that the order to... read the full story
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
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
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society ran a two-and-a-half year project to buy and... read the full story
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
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
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