Midland Railway

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Giant steam shovels

    Giant steam shovels

    Chris Graham on 23rd January 2021

    Keith Haddock begins a series in which he describes the fascinating history and development of the world’s giant steam shovels. Giant steam shovels: This machine, created by William S Otis, is documented as the first steam shovel ever designed to…

  • 1873 Fowler 12hp in steam again!

    1873 Fowler 12hp in steam again!

    Chris Graham on 23rd December 2020

    Bob Moorman was lucky enough to see 1873 Fowler 12hp single-cylinder (No. 1908) ploughing engine back in steam after 90 years! This 1873 Fowler 12hp was back in team for the first time in 90 years in September. (Pic: Bob…

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