An 05:30 start was necessary to be here in time to see this. Absolutely still and near freezing temperatures that gave a good exhaust plume even though the loco wasn't working hard. If only the su... (more)
W11 'Newport', one of two Stroudley 'Terriers' based on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, is seen outside the shed at Havenstreet following a heavy rain shower.
'Newport' is due to re-enter servi... (more)
Following a heavy shower Adams 0-4-4T O2 tank 'Calbourne' departs from Havenstreet with a service to Wooton. The O2 were prevalent on the Isle of Wight right up to the end of steam in 1966. Calbou... (more)
In the 1950s British Railways built 252 'Standard' 4-6-0 locomotives, 172 of class 'Standard 5' and 80 of the lighter 'Standard 4'. They were intended to update and replace earlier designs from th... (more)
50 year old DRS 37259+37423 at Crewe at 01:30 a.m. ready to begin their 492 mile journey to Kyle or Lochalsh in north western Scotland. This is about as far away as you can get from Crewe by rail.... (more)