Railway News

Caledonian Tank No. 419

A charming and historic Edwardian steam locomotive from Scotland is to make its furthest trip south to star in the Swanage Railway’s ‘Spring Steam Up’ event.

By: Editorial 1 week 5 days ago

Free Puff - a journey through the archive

WoE is me! The Southern Under Occupation - Part 6, Sidmouth Jct to Ottery St Mary
Our series of views of the Southern lines in East Devon under the yoke of Western ownership in Summer 1963 moves on to Sidmouth Junction, where a down local behind Exmouth Junction's "Battle of Britain" no. 34069 "Hawkinge" arrives to connect with a Sidmouth-bound train headed by Ivan class 2 tank no. 41320. We follow the line to Ottery St Mary where another Ivatt tank arrives with yet another Maunsell 2-coach "2-P" or "2-W" set, as were commonly found on the West of England branches. Ivatt no 41206 then departs from Ottery St Mary. Login to read more

Latest from the Unseen archive

LMS “Black 5” no. 45212 was an early arrival on the nascent Keighley & Worth Valley preservation group's branch line to Oxenhope in Bronte Country and is the power for this trip up the line in 1968.
Sometime in 1968 (the actual date was not recorded) Andrew Barclay-built fireless steam locomotive no. S/11 is seen “in steam” at the Reed Paper Group's Empire Paper Mills at Greenhithe in Kent
An 0-4-0 saddle tank was still in use in 1968 on the Storefield Mines industrial system near Middlesborough, part of the South Durham Steel & Iron Corporation's vast complex on Teesside.

Unseen Speaks

Our Archive Heritage 05
In this month's issue, the team at Steam Railway Magazine have written a review for our most recently released feature-length DVD, Our Archive Heritage 05. Read the review here!