British railways

  • The Flying Scotsman returns!

    The Flying Scotsman returns!

    Chris Graham on 15th July 2022

    The world-famous LNER A3 Pacific 4-6-2 locomotive, Flying Scotsman, is set to return to the Bluebell Railway this summer.

  • 1948 Fordson 7V lorry restored

    1948 Fordson 7V lorry restored

    Chris Graham on 1st April 2022

    This 1948 Fordson 7V lorry really was restored from a pile of bits. Peter Simpson recounts the story and admires a job well done. 

  • Giants of Steam Gala

    Giants of Steam Gala

    Chris Graham on 25th January 2022

    We report on the Bluebell Railway's successful Giants of Steam Gala, and the interesting locomotives that made special appearances.

  • The NEC’s Classic Motor Show

    The NEC’s Classic Motor Show

    Chris Graham on 20th January 2022

    We report from the NEC's Classic Motor Show which, despite its reduced size, still offered plenty to interest classic commercial enthusiasts.

  • Ex-BR Class 33 diesel loco

    Ex-BR Class 33 diesel loco

    Chris Graham on 31st August 2021

    We report on a new arrival at the popular Bluebell Railway, an ex-BR Class 33 diesel loco that's set to make itself useful in many ways.

  • The Fordson Major story

    The Fordson Major story

    Chris Graham on 4th August 2021

    Jonathan Whitlam tells the fascinating Fordson Major story in this, the 70th anniversary year of this influential tractor range from Ford.

  • 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!

  • Atlantic locomotive new-build update

    Atlantic locomotive new-build update

    Chris Graham on 2nd April 2021

    Recent lockdowns have upset progress with the Brighton Atlantic locomotive new-build, but the steam engine project is still moving forwards.

  • The BR Chronicles: 1948-1952

    The BR Chronicles: 1948-1952

    Chris Graham on 25th March 2021

    A fascinating new bookazine series has just been launched. The BR Chronicles will tell the history of British Rail in 10 installments.

  • Heavy freight haulage

    Heavy freight haulage

    Chris Graham on 4th January 2021

    Heavy freight haulage: The latest in the Railways of Britain bookazine series from Kelsey Publishing offers a fascinating account of heavy haulage on Britain’s railways during the diesel and electric era. The latest in the series of Railways of Britain…

  • On Shed 10

    On Shed 10

    Chris Graham on 14th November 2020

    On Shed 10: Depots in the Privatised Era, offers a fascinating overview of the freight and TOC facilities used recently by British railways.

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