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3 hours ago

Letsgoloco

From everyone at Bowaters Models, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With 2019 promising to be the best year so far, we can’t wait to start 2019 with a bang! More information on the 1st of January!!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Christmas cooks - hang up your apron and let someone else do the hard work.

Our Engine House Cafe, at our popular visitor centre at Highley, will be serving-up delicious Christmas lunches from Boxing Day until January 6th, when our Festive Season Service will be in full-steam.

Gather family and friends and keep those festivities going!

No need to pre-book, tickets can be purchased on the day.

www.svr.co.uk/festiveseason
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6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

'Bahamas' Fact of The Day!

Owned by one of the now few voluntary groups operating a mainline steam loco (the Bahamas Locomotive Society) 45596 transferred to Ingrow on the KWVR in 1990 when the Society moved from its original base at Dinting, Glossop, to a new home at Ingrow where the BLS took on the lease of the Goods shed there.

Get your 'Bahamas' Railtour tickets here: bit.ly/2Go2re6
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9 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Tim popped in today to add a bit of icing to the cake with some D-Plates that were finally fitted to B786075 and B785409.

Both of these wagons were build under lot 3398 in 1961 by the Pressed Steel Co Ltd.
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9 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Taken by Mike Webber on Saturday night's photoshoot with Don Bishop Photography ... See MoreSee Less

9 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Rear of Barry Shed, sheds are numbered left to right- 1-6.
Early 1930's.
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9 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Paula
Fabulous time at SVR yesterday once again! The train stopped just in the right place for prime viewing of refueling the fiery beast!
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Paula

9 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Toys from "Another Era"
1976 Lionel Train [Black River Freight] Commercial, Featuring Johnny Cash.
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9 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Didcot Railway Centre
On this day in history, 27 February 1947 - the Great Western Railway experimented with blowing snow off the track using jet engines. This short film, made by the GWR's Chief Civil Engineer's photographic department, explains what happened.....
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Didcot Railway Centre

9 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Oldham Video Productions
With Ian Riley's Black 5's 45407 & 44871 going to Scotland to work on the Christmas Jacobite jobs, here's a look at 44871 earlier in the year tackling the stiff 1 in 50/60 gradients out of Garve on the Kyle Line. This was recorded in May when the locomotive worked on the annual Great Britain Railtour.
Big thank you to Ian Riley and the lads at
Riley and Sons E Ltd Locomotive Engineering. for the opportunity to record on here.
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Oldham Video Productions

17 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Concluding what has been a very busy period for our Group behind the scenes, the Llangollen Diesel Group are pleased to announce that, thanks to the support of A1A Locomotives Limited, Class 31 No 31271 will be spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons on the Llangollen Railway. Subject to final agreement and outstanding operational commitments, the 1961-built Brush Type 2 should arrive in North Wales some time in April next year for a two season stay.
This will be the second visit of a Class 31 to the railway, with A1A’s 31162 spending two successful seasons with us in 2011 and 2012. We are very much forward to welcoming them back and seeing 31271 at work in the Dee Valley. In working beyond Bonwm, which was as far as 31162 could venture back in 2012, 271 will also offer new mileage for the class in reaching Corwen Central.

With the sale of 6940 to Boden Rail Engineering Limited earlier this month, 31271 will ensure that the tones of the legendary English Electric 12 cylinder engine continue to reverberate around the Dee Valley (albeit without an intercooler in the 12SVT configuration).

More news about 271’s visit and her running dates will be confirmed closer to the time of her arrival. She will share running days with resident Class 47 1566. We’d also like to thank the Management Team at the Llangollen Railway for supporting the visit, funding transport and hire costs and offering an increased number of diesel running dates in 2019.
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17 hours ago

Letsgoloco

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17 hours ago

Letsgoloco

To fit in with todays miserable weather, Visiting Mid Hants based Ivatt No. 41312 heads a short goods up the gradient at the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway. 09/09/17 ... See MoreSee Less

17 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Steam Valley Productions
Yesterday (Monday 17th) I organised a Photo charter on the SVR, with Pannier Tank 7714 on 4 Maroons. With the line usually unavailable this time of year with Christmas specials, a couple of dates became available to do a charter. Luckily the weather was outstanding and gave us many pleasing results on a cold winters day. Here we have 4 clips from the day, that will be included on the DVD thats out next year. There will also be more footage from this day on the DVD, that I have held back from the sequence of clips. 7714 on 4 Maroons really did look the part and thank you to everyone who supported the event at this time of year and of course to the crew on the day who made the day a good one.
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Steam Valley Productions

22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

47812 & 47815 head for the South West for round two of transfering the ex GWR MK3 coaches for storage, seen here in miserable conditions at Stoke Works with 5V84 Ely Papworth Sidings - Laira TMD.
18/12/2018
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22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

We're dreaming of a white Christmas, probably because of this pretty pic from Liam Barnes. Enjoy your evening everyone! 🌨️☃️🎅 ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

'Bahamas' Fact of The Day!

After 15 years in store, the locomotive left Oxenhope in May 2012 for display at the NRM but moved to Tyseley Locomotive Works in November 2013 as a result of the BLS’s successful £996k bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for help to give it the most extensive overhaul since 1961.

Buy your 'Bahamas' Railtour 2 tickets now!: bit.ly/2Go2re6
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22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

During our North Pole Express trains we’ve been asked by visitors how their ticket money is used for the benefit of the railway. As we’re operated by volunteers, the money generated goes back into developing and maintaining the railway.... so here’s some of the projects which have recently been completed over the past 12 months or currently taking place 👇

- Construction of a storage facility, track layout adapted, renewal of platform edging and new platform surface laid at East Tanfield station.
- Completion of Austerity, N.C.B No.49’s overhaul, including extensive boiler repairs.
- Continued restoration of ‘Horden’.
- Overhaul of operational carriage and waggons.
- Construction of toilet facilities at Marley Hill Carriage Shed.
- CCTV, security system and lighting upgrade.
- Boiler overhaul of Renishaw Ironworks No.6.

With your continued support, we can achieve even more!
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22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

The latest edition of our journal Manx Steam Railway News (No.176 Winter 2018) has been printed and is in the process of being distributed to our members this week. 60 pages of news and views on the steam railway, historical articles of interest and a selection of colour and B&W photographs from various eras.

The ongoing dispute involving Isle of Man postal workers may result in delivery delays to some members.
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22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

A tease of what's to come! We've done a trial fitting of the new cab side sheet of Wootton Hall, to measure up for other metalwork. But doesn't it look inspiring?
Also we've taken delivery of some beautifully cast tender axlebox underkeeps (thanks, Severn Valley Railway!) and have sent away the tender springs for overhaul after 50 years out of use.
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22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Stewart Browne / Archangel Double Fairlie "Little Wonder" ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

I know we shouldn't be thinking about after Christmas Day just yet, but after the most indulgent day of the year how about a relaxing train ride in a cosy carriage through the wintery countryside? Maybe stop off at Ashey or Wootton and walk of the Christmas Pud?
Booking is essential.
www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/mince-pie-specials.aspx
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22 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Marvellous! 6989 Wightwick Hall passed its in-frame steam test on 11 Dec 2018. A wonderful achievement and a big credit to the team who have been working on her for so many years.

A couple of years ago, I made a short video of where the restoration had got to at the time: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKW__gIe5xg
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1 day ago

Letsgoloco

MRS Kit Of The Day: Low Relief 1930’s Factory. Available in both OO & N Gauge.

OO Gauge Download kit:
www.modelrailwayscenery.com/2014/03/low-relief-1930s-factory-oo-4mm-176/

N gauge Download kit:
www.modelrailwayscenery.com/2014/11/low-relief-1930s-factory-n-2mm-1148/

For pre-printed OO version:
www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk/kx001-oo-low-relief-1930s-factory-oo4mm176-324-p.asp
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1 day ago

Letsgoloco

Standard 4’s arrive for checking. More deliveries and pre-delivery inspections over Christmas and New year. ... See MoreSee Less

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