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Hall to join Saint at Didcot Mini Gala

March 03, 2019

No. 7903 Foremarke Hall will make a rare visit away from its Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway home on June 7-9 in order to appear alongside ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend at Didcot Railway Centre’s Hall & Saint Gala.

The two locomotives, which represent both ends of GWR 4-6-0 development, will be in steam together and operating passenger trains on the Didcot demonstration main line. 

It will be the first time in preservation a ‘Modified Hall’ and ‘Saint’ have steamed together in preservation.

Union Pacific confirms Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 for Ogden in 2019

March 03, 2019

Union Pacific have confirmed that Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 will be in Ogden, Utah 10.05.2019, in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the first transcontinental railroad.In a Facebook live event in conjunction with the CBS affiliate in Cheyenne, UP steam manager Ed Dickens said the restored Big Boy as well as 4-8-4 No. 844 will travel to Ogden, Utah, for the celebration. He said the engines will re-enact the scene made famous by the two American-type locomotives, the Central Pacific Jupiter and UP 119 on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit. Ogden is the closest UP point to Promontory, where the railroad was abandoned during World War II..

New 6024 Website Launches....

December 01, 2018

The 6024 Preservation Society have just launched their new website.

Full of great content about the King, including its history, pictures, video and latest news on the current overhaul. You can now join the society or donate online via the new site.

Britannia Makes Progress

July 22, 2018

70000 Britannia has been successfully reunited with her wheelsets today after extensive work to the locomotives frames, axleboxes, driving wheels, pony and trailing trucks.

After months of hard work by the team at LNWR(H) this marks a huge milestone for 70000's eventual return to service.

6023 now on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway.

July 01, 2018

6023 King Edward 11 has now been moved by road to the Dartmouth Steam Railway, which runs from Paignton to Kingswear in Devon, where she is now in steam regularly.

6024 Overhaul continues...

March 27, 2018

A cause for celebration the other day when 6024 King Edward 1 was re-wheeled at Minehead on the West Somerset Railway.​

Stainmore 2MT for North Norfolk Gala.

March 25, 2018

Stainmore Route stalwart BR ‘2MT’ No. 78018 has been announced as the second guest engine for the North Norfolk Railway’s ‘Spring Steam Gala’ on April 20-22.

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