The project to build new Gresley class P2 steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales has announced major milestones both in construction and fundraising. Work has started on assembling the crank axle at South Devon Railway Engineering Ltd in Buckfastleigh, Devon and The Mikado Club fundraising initiative to pay for the wheeling of the engine has reached its initial target of £200,000 pledged almost three months earlier than... read the full story
Free Puff - a journey through the archive
“We can hear the Dean Forest Railway from here,” says Tony Goddard as we walk over the former GWR ‘high level’ bridge, looking down onto the Midland Railway bridge that still has rails set into its roadway. “It’s only 2.5 miles as the crow flies – but a lot further by road or rail!”
Unseen Video Highlights
Unseen Steam : Why we archive
Unseen Steam visited some of our favourite preserved railways and steam enthusiasts to find out what archiving means to them.
No. 1589 'Newstead' - The Lost Loco
We met up with Nene Valley Railway and Small Loco Group volunteer, Mathew Alden-Farrow to hear the remarkable story of Hunslet No. 1589 'Newstead' which was obtained from a a shed at a convent in the east of England.