Belles and Upgrades

Wednesday September 21st to Tuesday September 27th The Swanage Belle – Thursday 22nd September saw the postponed run of The Railway Touring Company organised “The Swanage Belle” headed up by LMS Jubilee 4-6-0 No. 45596 ‘Bahamas’ on the outward run from London Victoria and West Coast Railway Company (WCRC) Class 47 No. 47804 on the… Continue reading Belles and Upgrades

Holiday Time!

Wednesday September 7th to Tuesday September 20th Dorset After last weeks ‘filler’ blog entry on the XP64 livery, we’re back! I’ve been on my hols, as has Yoshi who has been staying with his cousins. I’m sure it was a very happy doggo madhouse for a couple of weeks! Have to admit I missed our… Continue reading Holiday Time!


The rebranding of British Railways to British Rail on 1 January 1965 was coupled with the introduction of an entirely new livery for the modern image locomotives and rolling stock. I have a great fondness for the BR Blue era. This is the story of its inception. A mock-up for the BR Mark 2 carriage was displayed at the Design… Continue reading XP64


Wednesday 31st August to Tuesday 6th September 2022 This week kicked off with two Weymouth bound rail tours in two days when “The Dorset Coast Statesman” and “The Dorset Coast Express” passed through our patch. No. 45596 ‘Bahamas’ managed to start a couple of minor line side fires between Dorchester South and Weymouth which caused… Continue reading Waverley