60103 'Flying Scotsman' is surrounded by admirers (as always!) at Appleby, bound for Carlisle. This was my first real life encounter with the famous loco, which visited my home city of Melbourne, ... (more)
During the school holidays the National Railway museum demonstrated, twice a day, how a turntable worked. They used one of the most beautiful locomotives ever designed , a Stirling 8 foot single. ... (more)
BR Standard 7P 'Oliver Cromwell' passes Freshford with a 'Cathedrals Express' from London Victoria to Bath Spa.
30587 arrives into Staverton hauling the 11:15 Totnes Riverside to Buckfastleigh on Sunday 12th February 2017
LSWR T-9 Class No. 30120 of 1899 vintage arriving at Bodmin Parkway. She resides on the Bodmin & Wenford line but is part of the National Railway Museum collection.
"Bauxite No.2" was built in 1874 by the firm of Black Hawthorn,Gateshead,and worked until 1947 at International Aluminium Co. Ltd. It's job was to haul wagonloads of (yes,you've got ther... (more)
It cost £35 for a two hour stint with the Flying Scotsman , around $50. Quite a few thought that it was worth it even though it stayed motionless for the whole time. Here, some railfans mill aroun... (more)
Flying Scotsman again, sitting in the yard of the National Railway museum in York.In the background is York Minster which was started in 1220 AD though there has been a church on the site since 67... (more)
For a fairly expensive fee members of the public were allowed two hours in the company of newly restored Flying Scotsman last night. Sad thing was that it simply stood in the yard whilst photograp... (more)
A trip out for my birthday and a view of the workshops in the National Railway museum in York. A4 Sir Nigel Gresley is being examined in the foreground whilst other locomotives are waiting their t... (more)
The engineer walks away from the former SP (and fake GBW) S6, after another excursion around the museum property.
Furness Railway No 20 gives brake van rides along the short length of track in Shildon Railway museum
60009 Union of South Africa gives rides in brake vans at a cost of £2.50 a trip. The remainder of the museum is free and crowds flock around the 5 other A4's parked in front Locomotion. This site ... (more)
Mallard and Bittern at rest in the museum yard