Steam preservation

  • 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.

  • Severn Valley Railway news

    Severn Valley Railway news

    Chris Graham on 2nd April 2022

    Colin Tyson reports on some colourful plans being hatched at the Severn Valley Railway, to help celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  

  • Bluebell Railway’s new arrival

    Bluebell Railway’s new arrival

    Chris Graham on 26th February 2022

    We report on the Bluebell Railway's new arrival; an engine that was almost lost when it was dismantled back in the mid-1970s. 

  • Steaming around the steelworks!

    Steaming around the steelworks!

    Chris Graham on 18th February 2022

    Fancy steaming around the steelworks? The Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society will be resuming tours in Scunthorpe this year.

  • 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.

  • Garratt steams at Vale of Rheidol

    Garratt steams at Vale of Rheidol

    Chris Graham on 8th January 2022

    Ex-South African Railway's Garratt steams at Vale of Rheidol railway in preparation for the 2022 passenger train season.

  • Newly-restored Black Five 5025

    Newly-restored Black Five 5025

    Chris Graham on 4th October 2021

    A real piece of heritage, steam railway history was made in the summer when newly-restored Black Five 5025 emerged from Aviemore loco shed.

  • 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.

  • Evesham Vale Light Railway event

    Evesham Vale Light Railway event

    Chris Graham on 6th May 2021

    The great news from the Evesham Vale Light Railway is that the scheduled Summer Gala & Historic Vehicle Weekend will be going ahead in July!

  • Steam Rollers Part 2

    Steam Rollers Part 2

    Chris Graham on 24th April 2021

    Soon-to-be-published Steam Rollers Part 2 is the latest bookazine for steam fans from Kelsey Publishing. Order your copy from April 30th!

  • Great Central Railway awarded £250,000!

    Great Central Railway awarded £250,000!

    Chris Graham on 15th January 2021

    BR Standard Class 7 No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell is seen on a service train, while BR Standard 9F No. 92214, carrying the name Leicester City, waits to bring out the dining train stock on March 25th, 2018, at the Great…

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