Steam

  • Classic UK postcard collection

    Classic UK postcard collection

    Chris Graham on 25th August 2021

    Keith Cruttenden presents another fascinating selection of classic UK postcards featuring a nostalgic range of vehicles.

  • The Great Central Railway

    The Great Central Railway

    Chris Graham on 24th August 2021

    We’re delighted to hear that, following the pandemic, it’s business as usual at The Great Central Railway.

  • Ransomes & Rapier 45-ton steam crane

    Ransomes & Rapier 45-ton steam crane

    Chris Graham on 17th August 2021

    Visitors at Mid-Hants Railway's Vintage Vehicle Weekend enjoyed a bonus as a Ransomes & Rapier 45-ton steam crane was put to work.

  • Amberley back on track

    Amberley back on track

    Chris Graham on 3rd August 2021

    We're delighted to report that things are getting back on track at the excellent Amberley Museum near Arundel, in West Sussex.

  • Seven traction engines!

    Seven traction engines!

    Chris Graham on 28th July 2021

    Terry Maynard recalls the life and times he’s enjoyed with the seven traction engines he’s owned over the past 52 years.

  • Watercress Line Spring Gala

    Watercress Line Spring Gala

    Chris Graham on 26th July 2021

    We report on the events that delighted visitors and steam railway enthusiasts alike at the Watercress Line Spring Gala.

  • Fascinating tractors and trucks sold

    Fascinating tractors and trucks sold

    Chris Graham on 20th July 2021

    We report on some of the fascinating tractors and trucks that were sold at the recent Aumann Auctions in Nokomis, Illinois, USA.

  • Historic railways reopening again

    Historic railways reopening again

    Chris Graham on 16th July 2021

    There’s good news from the world of preserved railways, with several historic railways reopening again after lockdown-enforced closures.

  • Historic rollers in Germany

    Historic rollers in Germany

    Chris Graham on 10th July 2021

    The archivist to the DampfwalzenClub Schweiz, DWCS, Ernst Huwyler, spotlights more of the historic rollers in Germany.

  • Kirklees Light Railway visit

    Kirklees Light Railway visit

    Chris Graham on 28th June 2021

    David Reed visited the Kirklees Light Railway, that runs between Clayton West and Shelley in Yorkshire, and discovers an absolute gem!

  • Steam-themed weekend!

    Steam-themed weekend!

    Chris Graham on 13th June 2021

    David Reed visited Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, to sample its recent, steam-themed weekend.

  • 1928 Aveling & Porter roller

    1928 Aveling & Porter roller

    Chris Graham on 31st May 2021

    Paul Ritchie tells the tale of first-time engine owner Steve Vaughan, acquired and restored his 1928 Aveling & Porter roller.

  • 1914 Orenstein & Koppel steam loco

    1914 Orenstein & Koppel steam loco

    Chris Graham on 23rd May 2021

    We report on the long-awaited restoration of a much-travelled, 1914 Orenstein & Koppel steam locomotive, that’s now in operational condition.

  • Newly-launched Trackside magazine

    Newly-launched Trackside magazine

    Chris Graham on 22nd May 2021

    Newly-launched Trackside magazine is the exciting, in-depth publication for railway preservationists and active enthusiasts everywhere!