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Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6990 'Witherslack Hall'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-17 08:41:45.973
GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 6990 "Witherslack Hall" is visiting the Severn Valley Railway over the Christmas season from late November as extra motive power for their Santa Specials.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 5379 45379Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-16 12:14:58.387
No. 45379 has left the Mid-Hants Railway and has relocated to Locomotive Storage Ltd next to the Hornby Visitor Centre at Margate in Kent for safe storage and display there. The locomotive will remain there for five years till its time for overhaul at the Mid-Hants.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 5305 45305 'Alderman A E Draper'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-16 12:08:06.56
LMS Black Five No. 45305 "Alderman A E Draper" has been put back together after boiler repairs and other work carried out and has just passed its steam tests. The locomotive will make its welcome return to traffic at the Great Central Railway s Last Hurrah gala this weekend on the 17th and 18th of November 2018.

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 4942 2999 'Maindy Hall'/'Lady of Legend'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-15 13:10:46.103
The new build Saint Class 4-6-0 No. 2999 "Lady of Legend" is to be unveiled with its boiler and boiler cladding on at the Black Saint Weekend on the 17th and 18th of November 2018. The new rebuilt locomotive is in BR Black livery for that weekend only as two long lost class mates that did make it in early BR days with one side as No. 2908 "Lady of Quality" and the other as No. 2983 "Redgauntlet". After this event No. 2999 will go back in to the workshops in readiness for its very first steaming and move under its own power in the Spring of 2019.

Canadian National Railway Co. 2-8-0 No. 2534Posted by: Corey Mason on 2018-11-15 12:08:24.98
This locomotive was moved off site in Brighton on November 6th 2018

Kahului & Wailuku Railroad 0-4-2T No. 1Posted by: Shane M Scully on 2018-11-14 19:10:25.887
Sold at auction in November of 2017 for $187,000.00

TSB(SNCB) 2-10-0 No. 26.101(52.3554)Posted by: Karl NOBEN on 2018-11-13 16:31:35.833
This lok is no longer operational. The heritage railway that owns it is TSP-PST (Toerisme en Spoor Patrimonium - Patrimoine Ferroviaire Touristique). The boiler is damage and a spare boiler has been bought from Nene Valley Railway

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 45596 'Bahamas'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-13 12:41:21.5
No. 45596 "Bahamas" will be undertaking its first mainline test run since completion of its overhaul on November the 27th 2018 from Tyseley to Stratford and back. If all goes well the locomotive will return home to the Bahamas Locomotive Society base at Ingrow on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway before Christmas. No. 45596 first mainline railtour will be on Saturday 9th February 2019 from Oxenhope over the Settle and Carlisle Railway to Carlisle and back.

Bingera Mill 0-6-2T No. 5Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:49:46.22
New to Bingera Sugar Mill, Queensland. Became their number 5. Worked on their extensive sugar cane field tramway. After withdrawal from service, moved in 1974 to the Goulburn Museum of Historic Engines. In 1977 purchased by a private individual in Panania, NSW. 1982 sold to Dreamworld, a theme park south of Brisbane, operating a passenger train, along with a Baldwin steam loco. In 2013 Dreamworld started using steam outline diesel locos, only keeping the Baldwin for special day services. They kindly donated Number 5 to the Australia Narrow Gauge Railway at Woodford arriving 6th November 2014. Has become the operating steam locomotive at Woodford. While the rest of there working steam locos. Are undergoing major overhauls.

Moreton Mill 0-6-0WT+T No. 'Moreton'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:39:09.593
Ordered in 1901 and shipped to Australia. For some unknown reason the original sale never took place. The Kraus agent in Queensland put the loco in store. In 1904 it was purchased by Moreton Central Sugar Mill, Nambour, Queensland, becoming their first steam locomotive. Was named MORETON. It displaced horse power on the mill's tramways. Withdrawn in 1968 and displayed Currie Park, Nambour. During the next 20 years may have been displayed at different sites.

In 1988 the loco moved to Yandina. Here it was converted. A new tender was made. Inside the tender was a diesel engine. This drives a hydraulic pump & I presume an alternator. The locomotive was converted with a hydraulic motor fitted in the firebox/boiler space with a chain drive from the motor to one of the driving axles. So outwards looks just like a normal steam locomotive.

Is now the operating locomotive at the Yandina Ginger Factory, bearing number 1901. Running around the grounds of the theme park which is the public access part of the operating ginger factory. More a family themed park, still worth a visit. It is only 6 miles from Nambour. Where the loco originally worked

South Johnstone Mill 0-4-2T No. 10Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:38:20.133
Spent working life at South Johnstone Sugar Mill near Cairns, Queensland, being numbered 10 in their fleet. Is now the operating steam loco at Timbertown Heritage Park, Wauchope, NSW. There is a 1.3 mile railway loop around the Timbertown. The park has a collection of wooden building and steam operated timber related machinery. If visiting check if it is open, adverts say open 7 days a week. But outside of school holidays closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

Moreton Mill 0-4-2T No. 'Eudlo'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:30:05.223
This was the second Fowler steam locomotive ordered by the Moreton Central Sugar Mill. They named it EUDLO. Worked until 1968 on the mills sugar tramways. Then used until 1975 as a stationary boiler at the mill. After failing a boiler inspection was put on display at the mill. The last working steam loco at the mill. When the mill closed in 2003. Moved to the Nambour District Historical Museum. Displayed here in excellent condition. The large exhibits at the museum are behind steel fencing or cages. This is to prevent the street artists daubing the exhibits in spray paint.

The Moreton Central Sugar Mill started crushing sugar cane in 1897. Their tramway was originally horse draw. From 1904 they started purchasing steam locomotives to work the tramway. The tramway expanded to a 70 mile network linking the sugar cane fields to the mill. From 1963 the mill started buying diesel locomotives. Strangely horses worked until 1960 moving empty wagons at the mill. The tramway ran through the main streets of Nambour to the mill. The railway tracks are still embedded in the roads. The mill closed 2003 and later the whole site cleared. Now a modern shopping mall stands in its place.

Moreton Mill 0-4-2T No. 'BLI BLI'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:26:39.48
Was probably new to Babinda Mill, when the mill opened in 1915. Worked there until the 1960. Likely displaced by new diesel locos. When purchased by Moreton Sugar Mill in 1960 was named BLI BLI. Worked until 1967. In 1968 put on display in Muller Park, Bli Bli. Was removed in 2011 when the park was redeveloped. Moved to the Nambour District Historical Museum. In May 2018 loco was undergoing a cosmetic repaint.

Macknade Mill 0-6-0T No. 8 'Green Hornet'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:24:58.507
New to Macknade Sugar Mill, near Ingham, Queensland. Became their number 8. After withdrawal was displayed at Lucinda Point, a small coastal town. In the 70s moved to Timbertown Heritage Park, Wauchope, NSW where it hauled passenger trains around the Park, acquiring the name GREEN HORNET. By 2000 was out of use. Around 2010 sold to a private individual. Now displayed in the carpark of the Railway Motel, Taree, NSW, a short walk from the railway station. A polite request at reception, allowed use to view the loco, plus were shown other railway artefacts.

Moreton Mill 0-4-0WT No. 'Valdora'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:21:05.507
Started life working at Racecourse Sugar Mill, Mackay, Queensland. In 1937 it was purchased by Moreton Mill, Nambour as they required a light locomotive to operate on their Valdora branch line. Was named VALDORA by Moreton Mill. Had the distinction of being the oldest loco to work at the sugar mill. After withdrawal was put on display in the town of Nambour. Now housed in the Nambour District Historical Museum. May 2018 loco was undergoing a cosmetic repaint.

Nambour District Historical Museum opened in 1996. Public access Wednesday to Saturday 13.00 - 16.00. There is plenty to see as well as the 4 steam locomotives there is a large selection of sugar machinery & railway equipment plus history and artefacts from the local area. Staff will gladly open cages protecting some steam locomotives so you can have a closer look

Penrhyn Slate Quarries 0-4-0ST No. 'Lilla'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-12 13:07:41.457
The ex Penrhyn Slate Quarries Hunslet built 0-4-0ST "Lilla" has been withdrawn from service for its 10 year overhaul having been last steamed on the 10th of November 2018.

Mapleton Tramway Shay - 2 truck No. 'Shay'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-11-12 13:03:48.95
In 1908 Moreton Central Sugar Mill purchased a Shay loco from Lima, works number 2091 and named her DULONG. It was their first locomotive to be named after a sugar growing district. It was bought to work the mills steeply graded and sharply curved line to Dulong.

In 1914 DULONG was sold along with the tramway from Nambour to Dulong to the Maroochy Shire Council who extended the line to Mapleton. Another Shay, works number 2800 was purchased by Maroochy Shire in 1914 to work along with DULONG on the 12 mile extended tramway. This new Shay loco was named MAPLETON.

The Nambour to Mapleton tramway closed in 1944. The slow speed of the trains, the change of gauge 24 to 42 inch at Nambour to the Queensland mainline railway and road vehicles taking traffic being the 3 major causes. Moreton Mill purchased the two worn out Shays and all the railway track & rolling stock..

In 1948 the two Shay locomotives from the ex Nambour to Mapleton tramway DULONG & MAPLETON were rebuilt into one loco. Work was carried out at Moreton Sugar Mill using approx 50% of the good parts from each loco. The resultant loco was named SHAY. It worked until 1960. Was then displayed at the entrance to the mill. Some time after the mill closed in 2003 SHAY moved to storage at Ipswich Workshop Museum. In 2010 SHAY was returned to Nambour, joining an expanding collection of ex Moreton Sugar Mill locomotives at the District Historical Museum where it has been cosmetically restored by volunteers.

Macknade Mill 0-6-0 No. 6Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-11-12 12:42:20.31
Loco believed to have left Timbertown for restoration or possibly sold, but no information as to its present location.

Federal Shipbuilding Corp. 0-4-0T No. 2Posted by: joshua on 2018-11-12 10:20:32.123
is they other photo of this locomotive like when it was operating ?

Great Western Railway 0-6-2T No. 5619Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-10 09:18:51.477
No. 5619 is remaining at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway till April 2019 to cover a motive power shortage there and will in use on their Santa Specials over the Christmas season there.

Great Western Railway 0-4-2T No. 4866 1466Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-10 09:12:26.613
GWR 42XX Class 0-4-2T No. 1466 is to go for a contract overhaul carried out by Western Steam Engineering at their workshops at Norchard on the Dean Forest Railway. For it to steam again in time for the 60th anniversary of Great Western Society in 2021.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 75142 68012 'Norfolk Regiment'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-09 14:41:12.95
No. 3193 "Norfolk Regiment" was steamed and moved under its own steam for the first time today at the Bressingham Steam Museum as part of a series of trials for its final certification and regular use on the heritage railway circuit from 2019 onwards.

Central Electricity Generating Board 0-6-0T No. 'Nechells No 4'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-09 13:46:34.13
No. 7684 "Nechells No 4" is now located at the Great Central Railway at Loughborough in Leicestershire having been sold to a new owner there. The locomotive moved there on the 15th of October 2018 and is being overhauled for use there and for spot hire to other heritage railways around the UK.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-0T No. 2 'Freshwater'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-09 13:41:10.053
The ex London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Terrier 0-6-0T W8 "Freshwater" has been taken out of service for its 10 year overhaul. It is hoped the locomotive could be back in traffic by the late summer of 2019?

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 7822 'Foxcote Manor'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-09 13:37:25.907
No. 7822 "Foxcote Manor" will be going to Tyseley Locomotive Works over the Winter for a bottom end overhaul there. After that the locomotive will be going back on hire to the West Somerset Railway again for the 2019 season.

Skawina Metal Works 0-6-0T No. 'Spartan'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-09 13:30:26.313
The former Skawina Metal Works Polish Tkh 0-6-0T "Spartan" has been withdrawn from service for its 10 year overhaul. Plans and discussions are underway to see the locomotive rebuilt in a style to a Southern USA Tank locomotive?

London Midland & Scottish Railway 2-6-0 No. 13159 2859 42859Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-09 13:19:00.7
From some news in Steam Railway Magazine No. 42859 has relocated to the East Lancashire Railway at Bury in Lancashire. The remains of the locomotive have been there for weeks now and is currently in storage there. Its unknown what is to happen to the locomotive there yet?

FS 2-6-0 No. 625.131Posted by: Iain Ormerod on 2018-11-09 08:42:26.48
Outside the Vicenza railway shed. Observable from the platforms but difficult to get a good photo.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-2 No. 6201 46201 'Princess Elizabeth'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-08 14:10:05.47
Some good news on No. 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" as the locomotive has had its motion re-fitted and more of its components repaired and reinstated accordingly. The boiler has had some further repairs carried out and has been steamed at its full working pressure of 250psi and has moved under its own steam for the first time in nearly 2 years. But there is still some work to be done at Carnforth but it will not be long till 6201 will be back in service soon.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 1306 'Mayflower'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-11-08 13:16:24.133
The overhaul on LNER B1 Class 4-6-0 No. 61306 "Mayflower" has now been completed and the loco has just had a repaint in 1940s British Railways Apple Green livery at West Coast Railways Carnforth Depot. No. 61306 will soon be under going mainline test runs in readiness for some Christmas trips for Steam Dreams.
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