Another of the haunts of my youth was Hopton, just east of Mirfield in the Calder Valley. A lovely reminder of those days was to see a 'Black 5' crossing the River Calder this morning, albeit in l... (more)
The LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0s are widely (and rightly) acknowledged to be a classic British mixed traffic design. They are regarded by photographers as a mixed blessing probably because no less than ei... (more)
LMS 45305 passes Woodthorpe with the 1415 Loughborough - Leicester North during the Great Central Railway's Winter Steam Gala with this year's theme being 'Banbury in the late 1950's'
Northbound past Blea Moor signalbox complete with ETHEL disguised in the glint !
The distinctive outline of Pendle Hill, reputedly the haunt of witches, is the backdrop for this morning's 'Fellsman'. Jubilee 'Leander' is on fine form heading towards the usual stop at Hellifiel... (more)
Newly overhauled LMS 45305 stands at Leicester North during the Great Central Railways LNER weekend
Despite the gloomy conditions LMS 45305, fresh from it's latest overhaul, makes an impressive sight as it powers the 1020 Loughborough - Leicester North during the Great Central Railway's LNER wee... (more)
Celebrity driver, Bill Andrews, has a bite to eat during a break at Hellifield station while driving LMS pacific no. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland on the Tyne Valley Tourer railtour on 18th September... (more)
A side view of LMS pacific no. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland at Birkett Common, on the Settle-Carlisle line, with the Tyne Valley Tourer railtour on 18th September 2010.
LMS pacific no. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland climbs towards Ais Gill at Birkett Common with the Tyne Valley Tourer railtour on 18th September 2010. Oddly, the loco carries a headboard for "The Citad... (more)
LMS 5690 'Leander', tops Ais Gill Summit on a glorious September afternoon with the 1Z25 'Fellsman' 1655 Carlisle - Lancaster
LMS 46115 'Scots Guardsman', storms the gradient at Birkett Common with the 1Z44 'Cathedrals Express' 1655 Carlisle - London Kings Cross
LMS 6229 'Duchess of Hamilton', now fully restored to it's original external condition, on static display at the NRM. Moves to restore the locomotive to full mainline running condition are underwa... (more)
LMS 46115 'Scots Gaurdsman' departs York and passes Colton Junction with the 1Z27 'Scarborough Spa Express' 1023 York - Scarborough
LMS 5690 'Leander' rounds the curve at Nappa with the 1Z22 'Fellsman' 0808 Lancaster - Carlisle