Flying Scotsman… Again

Wednesday October 19th to Tuesday October 25th 2022 Hello Dear Reader – Yoshi and I had a lovely family day out on the Swanage Railway on Saturday 22nd October when we took a ride in lovingly restored 1933 Maunsell open third carriage No. 1346 behind visiting LNER Gresley A3 Pacific No. 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’. Having survived… Continue reading Flying Scotsman… Again

Flying Scotsman

Wednesday October 12th to Tuesday October 18th 2022 ‘Flying Scotsman’, perhaps the most famous steam locomotive ever, kicked off a year of events to celebrate 100 years since she first emerged from Doncaster Works in February 1923. Costing £7,944 and originally numbered 1472 she was the first locomotive built for the London North Eastern Railway… Continue reading Flying Scotsman

Mid Hants Steam Gala

Wednesday October 5th to Tuesday October 11th Hello! On Saturday 8th October, Yoshi and I found ourselves enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the Mid Hants Railway, or The Watercress Line if you prefer, who were holding their Autumn Steam Gala. I hadn’t intended on staying long (honest!) but the weather was so good… Continue reading Mid Hants Steam Gala

SVR Autumn Diesel Bash

Wednesday September 28th to Tuesday October 4th Hello Dear Reader! It’s been a relatively quiet week on the rails in Yoshi’s manor. Engineers trains for the Chetnole track upgrade came and went, utilising the same locomotives on a rota as at the start of the work. Because of the their early departures via Dorchester South,… Continue reading SVR Autumn Diesel Bash