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Uncelebrated Heritage on our Doorstep

Fantastic and special as they are, preserved lines are not the only places to find heritage railway locomotives.  The British “mainline”, or network rail is full of elderly traction manufactured a long time ago.  953 more words

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Driving Mallard

As reported in the latest UK Heritage Hub ezine, we have a new contributor who is no other than Retired Engine Driver John Anthony.  Without further ado, here is John’s piece on driving the worlds fastest steam engine – 4468 Mallard!

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44932 - The Cathedrals Express 08-04-14 by James Corben

This is yet another fantastic mainline video from regular UK Heritage Hub contributor James Corben!  Here we see ex-LMS Black 5 44932 in action. Please check out his youtube channel and subscribe (click… 69 more words

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Sunset and Steam

Having popped into Alton (click here to read more) earlier, later on the same day I visited one of my favourite places; Ropley loco yard.  149 more words

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Departing Soon!

It was announced at the Mid-Hants Railway’s Spring steam gala 2014 that it would be the last such event attended by U class 31806, as the locomotive is due to leave the railway.  289 more words


The Mid-Hants Railway's Spring Steam Gala 2014

What an event the Spring Steam Gala 2014 was!  The Watercress Line put on a fantastic show, helped by a good dose of sunshine and even better dose of friendly volunteers to make the day even more enjoyable.  516 more words


Exhibits of the National Railway Museum York

In 2013 I had the pleasure of visiting the National Railway Museum, York and seeing all six preserved LNER A4 class locomotives together at once.  The experience was  covered in the blog post… 176 more words