Railways are starting to announce their 2017 special events, with events at Llangollen, Severn Valley, West Somerset, Spa Valley and Churnet Valley being amongst those already listed on the Whats On Guide... click here to visit the Whats On Guide and get planning your 2017 event visits... highlights of the 2017 season include the Mid Hants End of Southern Steam Commemorations...
I took a further Flying visit to the East Lancs last Sunday, catching Flying Scotsman and City of Wells heading north out of Ramsbottom (and also tender first with up trains). Click here for pictures and video...
Slowly I'm adding starting on more locomotive galleries. New and updated pages include Royal Scot's, Flying Scotsman, Flying Pig, Princess Royal and Great Northern Railway locomotives, but many other galleries have been added, click here to visit the index.
One of my favourites from the Welsh Highland Great & Small III event, is this one of Prince taking water from the heritage water crane at Beddgelert.
Flying Scotsman was back in action on the East Lancashire Railway, on Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th October 2016, hauling passenger and dinning services between Bury and Rawtenstall. Footage and pictures of the iconic engine from the Thursday and Friday of the events can be found here. Locations include Burrs, Summerseat and the steps of Townsend Fold Box. During the event I took my first trip behind the A3 on an enjoyable working members special on Thursday night, along with being Townsend crossing keeper for the Friday night dinner.
The previous weekend was the Ffestiniog's Vintage Weekend, pictures and video from my two days of travelling and walking around the line can be found here... The weekend saw a trip with my dad to an event for the first time in a few years, the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Gala was the location, with Britomart running through the original Grosmont tunnel being one of the highlights of the Welsh themed gala with 7822 Foxcote Manor topping the bill on the standard gauge services, click here for pictures and video.
Preserved Railway from Lee Andrew Davies
A website with two purposes, to deliver annual listings of events on Preserved Railways throughout the UK, and to display my collection of photos and videos from preserved railways and main line.