Barrow Hill 150+2

Wednesday 24th August to Tuesday 30th August 2022 In contrast to last week, Yoshi and I have been kept reasonably busy over the last seven days. New Measurement Train Yoshi’s North Dorset Correspondent sent us video and photos of the New Measurement Train which passed through Dorset on the Salisbury to Exeter line on Thursday… Continue reading Barrow Hill 150+2

From The Archives

Wednesday 17th August to Tuesday 23rd August 2022 With two days of strike action by RMT members during this period, there has not been much notable activity on Yoshi’s home patch. A scheduled steam rail tour to Weymouth on Thursday 18th August, the first of the strike days was cancelled. South Western Railway’s recent release… Continue reading From The Archives

Winfrith Cats 3

Wednesday 10th August to Tuesday 16th August 2022 This was looking like a quiet week on the local railway scene, but Yoshi and I had some lovely family events to fill the days. It’s not all about the trains, apparently. Despite the lack of main line entertainment, we were surprised to find another Direct Rail… Continue reading Winfrith Cats 3

Crompton Week

Wednesday 3rd August to Tuesday 9th August 2022 Ultrasonic Test Train & DBSO’s Wednesday 3rd August saw a scheduled visit of COLAS Class 37 No. 37099 with an Ultrasonic Test Train visiting the Bournemouth to Weymouth line. Due to pass through Poole around 2315, a late departure from Eastleigh meant the train actually passed at… Continue reading Crompton Week


Wednesday 27th July to Tuesday 2nd August 2022 The Royal Wessex Swanage Railway recently launched a re-creation of the 1950’s era “Royal Wessex” train including the option to reserve seats in a heritage carriage designed by Richard Maunsell, the chief mechanical engineer of the Southern Railway in the 1930’s, after it was painstakingly restored by… Continue reading Deltic!