Category Archives: Steam Locomotives

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – January 31st 1997

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  JanuaRY 31st 1997

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – January 24th 1997

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  JanuaRY 24th 1997

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Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s – January 17th 1997

Railway Preservation in the 1980s and 1990s  JanuaRY 17th 1997

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Gordon – on the Severn Valley Railway 1982

Gordon – on the Severn Valley Railway 1982

The weekend of 11/12 September, 1982 was one of the celebrated ‘Enthusiast’s Weekends on the Severn Valley Railway and, with no less than 10 steam locomotives in action, a splendid scene was presented for every lover of railways.  The highlight of the Saturday was the visit of the SLOA Pullman Car Train to the SVR, as part of a day-long rail tour from London Euston to Carlisle.  The task of hauling this heavy special train over the return trip from Bewdley to Bridgnorth was entrusted to the mighty ex-WD 2-10-0 No.600 ‘Gordon’.  

The superlative paintwork on Car No.355 crossing the Victoria Bridge, exemplifies the fine job SLOA are achieving in re-creating a uniform rake of Pullman-liveried coaches.  Photograph:  George Heiron.

Slowing for the point diversion approaching Hampton Loade, there are plenty of heads evident aboard the Pullman coaches.  Photograph; Hugh D.Ramsey

 

A couple of Isle of Man Photos

A couple of Isle of Man Photos

No.11 Maitland makes a vigorous departure from Douglas on 29 May, 1979, with the 2.10pm for Port Erin.  Photograph: John Turner.

No.11 Maitland, again, built in 1905, makes a fine sight as it bustles through Oakhill Cutting in bright sunshine with the 10.35am from Douglas to Port Erin on 2 July, 1973.  Photograph: D.T.Cobbe.

Old Photograph – Manor Class

Old Photograph – Manor Class

Manor Class 4-6-0 No.7805 Broome Manor skirts the Dawlish sea wall on 26 July, 1953, heading a westbound engineers’ train, which comprises a fine collection of rolling stock.  Photograph: Geoff Rixon.

Old Steam Loco – McIntosh 0-4-4T

Old Steam Loco – McIntosh 0-4-4T

It is a long time since a McIntosh ‘standard passenger’ 0-4-4T shunted empty coaches at Inverness, but here is Caledonian Railway 2P No.55199 doing just that on September 4th 1960.  The Aberdeen to Inverness DMUs were fairly new to this route in those days, and the front of one of these distinctively-liveried units can be glimpsed in the background, under a truly magnificent battery of signal arms!  Photo: B.Perryman.

Old Photo – An Extraordinary Event

Old Photo – An Extraordinary Event

An extraordinary event in the annals of preservation records.  On May 8, 1976, the M&GN Railway Society ran a special train from Euston to Carnforth, where it was planned that the Midland Compound No.1000 and B1 Class ‘Mayflower’ would double-head the special train on a return trip to Sellafield.  Obviously No.1000 was a non-starter on the day, for in the event L&NWR No.790 ‘Hardwicke’ and A3 No.4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ double-headed around the coast to Ulverston, and then No.790 was given a rest whilst B1 No.1306 ‘Mayflower’ and ‘Flying Scotsman’ made the round trip from Ulverston to Sellafield.  On the last leg of steam haulage, we see Nos. 790 and 4472 glinting in the westerly setting sun as they pass Cartmel Sands, close to Cark in Cartmel station, on the evening run back to Carnforth.  Photograph: John F. Aylard.

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection – Nene Valley Railway

More from Neil Clarke’s Collection

Nene Valley Railway

 Another railway visited and photographed by Neil Clarke.

Photos taken around the 1990s/2000s

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http://www.nvr.org.uk/

The Nene Valley Railway

Step back in time as you climb aboard a heritage steam or diesel train.  Relax in our restored wooden panelled coaches or compartments and be taken back to the heyday of the golden age of steam.

Our line travels through our tunnel, built in 1845, to our country station at Yarwell on the Northamptonshire border. Use the train as a base to explore our stations at Wansford, Overton (For Ferry Meadows) with its country park, Orton Mere and its riverside walks and lakes, and our station in Peterborough where you can take time to explore the Cathedral, resting place of Katherine of Aragon and former resting place of Mary Queen of Scots, which dates back to 654 AD.

We are based near Peterborough, close to the boundaries of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland and Cambridgeshire, the railway’s proximity to both the A1 and A47 means it is within easy reach of the Midlands and beyond. We run a regular steam train service and occasional diesel hauled services.

Take a look at our attractions!

Running every weekend with some midweek services  Click here for our running days

The last of the Marlow photos

The last of the Marlow Photos

Marlow in June 1952.  1448 in the station (the engine was still a regular at Slough in 1955, accompanied by 1411, 1437 and 1450).  Photo: R.C.Riley.