Category Archives: Steam Locomotives

Steam Locos – some photos from 1972, inc. Chasewater

Steam Locos

Some photos from 1972 – inc Chasewater Railway


More steam loco photos 1966/7

More steam loco photos 1966/7

Found in various places

Bottom left, a nice shot showing the Chasewater Railway horse-drawn dray at the RPS, Hednesford.

Still more of Neil Clarke’s photos – Bure Valley Railway in Norfolk this time.

Still more of Neil Clarke’s photos 

Bure Valley Railway in Norfolk this time.


Bure Valley Railway at Wroxham

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Bure Valley Railway is Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway and runs between the market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham, and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast. The nine mile line runs through the picturesque Bure Valley countryside, with a combined train and cruise on the Norfolk Broads available.

The railway’s facilities include an 80-seater Café at Aylsham Station which can provide everything from a cup of tea to a full meal, souvenir shops and free car and coach parking at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations. All trains have special wheelchair accessible coaches which allow wheelchair and able bodied passengers to travel together. Disabled toilet facilities are available at both Aylsham and Wroxham. Trains operate on a daily basis from the beginning of April to the end of October with special events throughout the year. Discounted group rates available for parties of 20 or more.

Aylsham Station: Norwich Road, Aylsham NR11 6BW
Wroxham Station: Belaugh Road, Hoveton, Wroxham, NR12 8UU

These photos were taken a few years ago. Click on a picture to see a larger image.

I hope to visit the railway in July 2017.


A few photos of Cadbury’s locos

A few photos of Cadbury’s locos.

These photos have recently come to life from an pld folder in the Chasewater Railway Museum archives.

We believe that they were taken by Dick Potts, formerly a fireman at Tyseley and later a driver at somewhere I can’t read in my notes!!

Railway Artist: Richard (Dick) Potts – Guild of Railway Artists


More photos from the old Railway Magazine

More photos from the old

Railway Magazine



Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s (October 1993)

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s

(October 1993)

Some more old press cuttings

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s

From 1993










Pannier tank No.4698 blasts out of Norchard Centre on the Dean Forest Railway in charge of a freight charter.  (Photo: Robin Stewart-Smith


New star for Gwili.  Severn Valley’s small prairie tank No.4566 which will get star billing at South Wales Gwili Railway next season (1994).  ( Photo: John Fairclough.




Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 90s

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 90s

Some more of my favourite photos from a few years ago.7298-berwyn

Former London, Midland & Scottish Fowler 0-6-0 tank No.7298 putting up a show as it blasts away from Berwyn on the Llangollen Railway.  Photo: John Fairclough.


Pulling power of steam.  Steam on the main line still creates quite a sensation – look at the crowds admiring Coronation Class No.46229 ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ pulling away from Llandudno Junction bound for Holyhead.  Photo:  Gwyn Roberts.


Freight session ends the season.

Visiting Orenstein & Koppel No.11 ‘PC Allen double heads with resident Jung No.7 ‘Justine’ on a short goods train at the North Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway in Toddington.  Photo:  Steve Standbridge.


With the autumnal gloom descending fast. Ex Somerset & Dorset Railway 2-8-0 No.5309 hustles its train over Brooksbottom Viaduct in search of Ramsbottom on the East Lancashire Railway’s 4.00pm service.  Photo: John Fairclough.




Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 90s

Railway Preservation in the 1980s & 90s

A few more photos from 1993.


60132 ‘Blue Peter’ on the 14.00 dep. Approaching Kinneil Station during the Bo’ness Gala.  Picture – Robin Stewart-Smith.



Julie Roper’s award winning photo from 1993.  Taken at 8.45 am on a freezing January morning at Burrs on the East Lancashire Railway.


Most preserved railways use the closed winter season for the type of permanent-way works which would have interfered with passenger services during the summer months – but few could give their trackmen this type of view with every shovel-full!  Here we see Hunslet Diesel Hydraulic ‘Ninian’ in charge of a works train near the summit of the only rack and pinion public railway in Britain – The Snowdon Mountain Railway – which starts at Llanberis, North Wales.    Photo Gerald Webster.


Steam preservation in the 1980s & 90s

Steam preservation in the 1980s & 90s

From a publication dated 1993


It was recent in 1993!


Back in 1993 clearance work had been undertaken on the Leicester Extension, opening up this new viewpoint near Birstall, where 34039 ‘Boscastle’ is seen on the 14.25 Loughborough Central – Leicester North.  The coach immediately behing the locomotive is a BSO No. W9316, which is converted for the disabled.   It recently re-entered traffic after extensive overhaul, and carries WR chocolate and cream livery – the first Mark 1 on the GCR to do so.

Photograph: Melville L.T.Holley.