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2 hours ago

Letsgoloco

12” winter tree. Wire and bark powder, that’s it! ... See MoreSee Less

2 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Partition. A little bit more progress today. The north west guard's partition in Stove R 2884 was cracked on its outer edge. This has a simple curved moulding on it, but the bits were too splintered to simply glue them back into place. The damaged area was marked up, then cut into short blocks with the multi-tool, so it could be chiseled and pared back smooth. The repair piece was cut and roughly shaped so it could be fine finished and blended in after gluing. It was fixed with phenolic glue and brass tacks as it was not practical to screw it on. The phenolic glue is completely waterproof once set and consists of a brown resin mixed with a white paste - it smells very strongly once mixed!

On the south side, the top of the east partition has been attached to the ceiling with the previously made moulding. There is a strip of wood attached to the roof stick at this point to give something firm to screw into.

On the MR 7 plank wagon, the repair piece let into the east headstock has been chiseled pared and sanded back flush. Also, all four of the knee irons previously rust treated have received two coats of black epoxy mastic
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2 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Feeling black and blue... BR (WR) Manor No. 7820 'Dinmore Manor' pilots GWR King No. 6023 'King Edward II' on the approach to Greet Tunnel with a Toddington service. 26/05/18 ... See MoreSee Less

2 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Lovely day for a gala today. ... See MoreSee Less

2 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Amazing to see Ivatt 46447 running here at Havenstreet this weekend alongside sister locomotives 41298 and 41313. These images from John Faulkner really show them off beautifully.

You can enjoy 46447 running a double-headed passenger service, as well as pulling a period ballast train (as shown) at points during the day. We've added the special timetable here for your information.

There's still time to enjoy our 'Three Island Ivatts' event, it continues on Bank Holiday Monday.

www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/three-island-ivatts-a-tribute-to-the-ivatt-locomotive-trust.aspx
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2 hours ago

Letsgoloco

First selection of photos prepared for the BRM June 2018 article. ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago

Letsgoloco

The Corris Railway
The last passenger working of a wonderful gala day.
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The Corris Railway

6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Some photos taken from one of our High Weald Belle dining trains last night.

Only limited tables remain on these dining services for the rest of the year!
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6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Thanks to #Timhorn www.timhorn.co.uk for Shelfie2 ‘s fiddleyard for exhibitions. A full turntable with a footprint of 3ft x 1ft, this being one of his test prototypes. Quality is excellent, the revolution is smooth and crucially the deck stays level at both ends. If you’re going to Railex at Aylesbury today, Tim is there with his stand.
www.railex.org.uk
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6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

15 years ago today, on 27 May 2003, Princess Anne visited Didcot Railway Centre to launch Special Saloon Car No 9002 after its restoration by the Carriage and Wagon team.

The saloon had been built in 1940 and was used during the second world war by service chiefs. A Murphy radio was fitted in 1944. It was part of the Great Western Railway's Royal Train in the 1940s. In the 1950s it was refurbished as a travelling boardroom for business directors to hire when visiting their factories, and at the same time it was used by the Queen Mother to go to horse racing meetings.

The first photograph shows Princess Anne with Richard Croucher, Chairman of the Great Western Society.

The second photograph is Princess Anne’s signature in 9002's visitors book.

The third photograph is the luxurious interior of the vehicle with the Murphy radio on the end bulkhead.

The fourth photograph shows the coffee maker in the kitchen.

The fifth photograph shows the saloon side on. The kitchen and pantry is on the left, then the next two windows are the dining saloon. There is a toilet in the middle and the next three windows are the seating area shown in the third photograph. The right hand window is a coupé compartment. The vehicle is fitted with six-wheel bogies to give a smoother ride.

The saloon is displayed inside the carriage shed at the railway centre.
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6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Our special guest locomotive Ivatt 46447 is the first tender engine to run on the Isle of Wight. It is providing a passenger service this weekend, but needs to be partnered by one of our other Ivatts in order to provide braking. You'll see this double-header arrangement in the third image and lots of others from the weekend.

Here Roger J Millward cleverly shows how 46447 would look if she was hauling a passenger service solo. Lovely work in the darkroom Roger! 🙂
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6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

DCC sound, mint unboxed. £165 posted. PM me. ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Right Away! We are into day two of Three Island Ivatts, the storm clouds have moved on so it's shaping up for another great day of Ivatt steam action. ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Joan's crew shunting the set for the second departure this morning. After a night of lightning and heavy rain, no leftovers except some puddles on the platform. We checked the line and trains are running normally, but allow time to dodge road closures if joining us at the Welshpool end. Blue Bank Holiday timetable today and Monday - choose your train on www.wllr.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Brake composite F.26 has been pressed into service owing to the high volume of traffic over the bank holiday weekend, despite being part way through a repaint as seen here. With racing on the Billown Circuit again today trains are expected to be busy, the S timetable is in force. ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

☀️ The sun is shining again today, so why not come over to Havenstreet to enjoy this weekend's 'Three Island Ivatts' event?

A great day out for the whole family which continues today and on Bank Holiday Monday.

www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/three-island-ivatts-a-tribute-to-the-ivatt-locomotive-trust.aspx

Images by John Faulkner.
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6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

We're busy getting the engines ready in the engine shed for our Teddy Bear's Picnic event today. There will be steam train rides, a bear explorer's trail, storytelling and the opportunity to ride behind Judy - our small steam engine from Par docks. Full details can be found here: bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/104 ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Enjoy this unique 'Three Island Ivatts' event all day today and tomorrow at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/three-island-ivatts-a-tribute-to-the-ivatt-locomotive-trust.aspx
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6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Hope Park Junction
More progress.
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Hope Park Junction

6 hours ago

Letsgoloco

A pre-war Stratford Line up. K2, J39, D16/2, D16/2, B12 , B17, B17,

Photograph: Eric Fry Collection.
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7 hours ago

Letsgoloco

We are very excited to announce that the steam locomotive 'L92' from the South Devon Railway will visit us at Bodmin for our forthcoming Steam Gala and Real Ale Festival between the 1st and the 3rd of June. This will make an unusual sight at Bodmin as she's currently painted red as she was for a period when she worked for London Transport. This is in place of 'Portbury' which sadly now won't be able to visit us. Full details of this exciting event involving a very intensive steam train timetable can be found here: bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/84 ... See MoreSee Less

14 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Saturday morning parcels service 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

14 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Despite the poor start weather wise the Cotswold Festival of Steam today has been a sell out with a cracking line-up of engines. Thank you to all our visitors for making it such a great day. Same again tomorrow, only more sun.
(GWR Pannier 6430 at Stanton)

#Heritagerailway
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14 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Remember - all of our tickets are 'hop on, hop off' so you can explore as many stops along the line as you like! ow.ly/Y8uM30k9NrH
(image: martin_tyson_4578)
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14 hours ago

Letsgoloco

Now celebrating its centenary year, 1918 built GWR no. 2857 has returned to service after extensive work at Bridgnorth. This evening, 2857 has worked the Murder Mystery train to Bridgnorth and back. ... See MoreSee Less

14 hours ago

Letsgoloco

FR20 is hauling trains at the Ribble Steam Railway & Museum today and all weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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