Railway News

 60103 Flying Scotsman
Date posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:32 | Author/Source: Editorial

Record-breaking ‘Flying Scotsman’ is to visit the Swanage Railway and be reunited with a rare Devon Belle Pullman observation carriage for the first time in almost 50 years.

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

1809 Dougal
Author/Source: Editorial | 12/12/2018

The signing ceremony was held in the city of Chiayi as part of the launch of TSC’s annual Sugar Festival, which for 2018 is taking a theme of ‘Taiwan and British Railway Culture Exchange.’

Star of the Festival is the mid-Wales heritage railway’s 0-4-0T tank engine ‘Dougal’. The Andrew Barclay locomotive, built in 1946 for a gasworks in Glasgow and resident on the Welsh line since 1967, was specially shipped to Taiwan for the event by TSC.

First connections between the W&... read the full story

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

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