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V.R. 2-8-0 No. 1151Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-20 13:32:57.623
Far as I know the 5ft gauge former Finnish Railways wood burning 2-8-0 No. 1151 is at a site that sells Timber in St Albans. The locomotive is in working order or was as it ran for a short time at the Epping Ongar Railway on a short stretch of 5ft gauge track at Ongar.

LNER (design) 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-20 12:59:55.833
The repairs to 60163 "Tornado" have been completed and the New build LNER A1 is running in at the Nene Valley Railway and will also be in steam for her late 10th birthday celebrations their this weekend.

British Railways 2-6-4T No. 80078Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-19 14:15:23.673
After its visit to Swanage, BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80078 has been added to the gala line up at the Mid-Hants Railway as the 3rd visiting locomotive for their GWR themed Autumn Steam Gala from the 19th to 21st of October 2018. Which No. 80078 did work on the Western Region of British Railways from July 1962 when she moved initially to Shrewsbury and then on to Croes Newydd, Wrexham. After its visit to the Mid-Hants No. 80078 will return back to its base in Essex for the Winter.

CEGB, SW Region 0-4-0F No. NonePosted by: Derrick Trevicthicke on 2018-09-18 12:58:25.003
Locomotive has now moved to the Vale of Berkeley Railway and is stored off site

Great Western Railway 2-6-2T No. 5199Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-18 10:25:08.513
Large Prairie Tank No. 5199 will be joining its Llangollen stable mate No. 7822 "Foxcote Manor" at the Mid Hants Railway for their GWR themed Autumn Steam Gala from the 19th to 21st of October 2018.

British Railways 4-6-0 No. 73082 'Camelot'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-18 10:14:34.153
For its first visit away from the Bluebell Railway instead of being moved by road low loader to the West Somerset Railway. No. 73082 "Camelot" has been moved there today surprisingly by rail! As the locomotive was moved on Network Rail metals for the very first time as it was hauled by a Class 37 Diesel today.

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6998 'Burton Agnes Hall'Posted by: Jacob on 2018-09-17 19:21:55.27
6998 has been out of service for nearly 20 years as a display piece. Please change status to DISPLAY, she has no more boiler ticket time, and is in need of a major overhaul.

Great Western Railway 2-6-0 No. 5322Posted by: Jacob on 2018-09-17 19:19:43.367
5322 has been withdrawn with boiler issues. Change status to display or unserviceable.

Moscow, Camden & St. Augustine Ry 2-6-0 No. 201Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2018-09-17 18:01:12.513
I was at the railroad a few years ago. They are trying to sell the whole thing. The whole railroad and all assets are for 1.78 million. Anyone interested?

Dierks Lumber & Coal Co. 2-6-2 No. 207Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2018-09-17 17:58:34.393
The two main superintendents responsible for the Allentown & Auburn said that they were looking at this engine years ago, before they opened up the railroad, while they were out getting some AS-616s for SMS. At the time, the fairgrounds wanted to get rid of it for some expansion planned, but there were no takers, and instead it was just moved. We looked into getting it briefly before we got 106.

North London Railway 0-6-0T No. 116 2605 7505 27505 58850Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-09-17 13:38:46.177
This is the sole survivor, not only of a class of 30 locomotives, but of the entire North London Railway locomotive fleet. 14 of the locos were left at nationalisation in 1948 and the last survivors of the class were sent to the Cromford and High Peak line in Derbyshire, far away from their home turf. Here they hauled trains over the tight curves and very fierce gradients of the line until replaced by class J94 saddle tank locos. Withdrawal of this veteran, the last survivor of the class, came in 1960. The loco was then preserved on the Bluebell Railway and has been there ever since.

Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers 0-6-0ST No. 'Matthew Murray'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-17 12:59:40.94
The Manning Wardle built 0-6-0ST "Matthew Murray" has returned home to the Middleton Railway where it is being repainted in to a Green livery. Which it will debut in its new livery at the Last coals to Leeds Gala on the 29th and 30th of September 2018.

Southern Railway 0-6-0T No. 30072Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-17 05:09:25.033
No. 30072 is located at the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston in Lancashire where its being overhauled as its now part of Andy Booth fleet of locomotives.

Ashington Colliery 0-6-0ST No. 5 'Ashington No5'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-17 04:23:44.597
Former Ashington Colliery Peckett built 0-6-0ST "Ashington No. 5" will be the second visiting locomotive at NRM Locomotion at Shildon for their Autumn Steam Gala on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2018. This will be the locomotive s first visit away from its Stephenson Railway Museum home.

Riotinto 0-6-0T No. 61Posted by: Richard West on 2018-09-16 23:47:14.87
Constructed by Dubs, not Beyer Peacock

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 7027 'Thornbury Castle'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 12:43:15.903
No. 7027 is now at Tyseley Locomotive Works where its restoration is now underway. It is planned for No. 7027 and 4936 "Kinlet Hall" to be part of Vintage Trains steam fleet for mainline running as well as visiting other preserved railways around the UK.

South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 109Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 12:22:06.353
Former South African Railways NG/G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 109 has relocated to Peak Rail in Derbyshire for storage. As its part of Waterman Railways Heritage Trust fleet.

Great Western Railway 0-6-2T No. 6634Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 12:13:34.833
No. 6634 is located at Peak Rail in Derbyshire where its awaiting completion of its restoration there.

Great Central Railway 2-8-0 No. 102 5102 3509 3601 63601Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 12:01:23.373
The Great Central Railway Robertson built 8K or LNER O4 2-8-0 No. 63601 is to have a planned overhaul for another 10 year stint in service again. But before the overhaul starts the locomotive will be done up in ROD lettering for display at the Great War, Great Central event at Quorn & Woodhouse station on the weekend of November 10th and 11th 2018.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 5379 45379Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 11:49:50.53
LMS Black 5 No. 45379 has been withdrawn from service having worked its last trains at the Mid-Hants Railway on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September 2018. The locomotive is now awaiting its 10 year overhaul.

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 34073 '249 Squadron'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 06:26:19.613
The remains of No. 34073 "249 Squadron" can be seen at West Coast Railways base at Carnforth in Lancashire as I saw the locomotive outside on my way home from Scotland.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 4767 44767 'George Stephenson'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 06:22:48.5
The unique Stephenson link-motion fitted LMS Black 5 No. 44767 "George Stephenson" has been sold by its owner to West Coast Railway Company at Carnforth in Lancashire. 44767 will relocate there at Carnforth Depot where its overhaul will be completed there and will be part of there mainline steam fleet with them

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 45551 'The Unknown Warrior'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 06:16:03.24
The new build LMS Patriot 4-6-0 N. 5551 "The Unknown Warrior" is to leave the Llangollen Railway in October 2018 to Crewe Heritage Centre. Where its new boiler will be trial fitted there for the Armistice Centenary there. Its unknown if the locomotive will return to Llangollen due to some problems there.

Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers 0-4-0ST No. 'Swanscombe No 4'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 06:08:46.31
Former Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Hawthorn Leslie built 0-4-0ST "Swanscombe No 4" has entered traffic at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre from August 2018. Where its expected to be in regular use there for several years.

NCB Cadley Hill Colliery 0-6-0ST No. 'Empress'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-09-15 05:46:36.55
No. 3061 "Empress" has been sold to the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway in South Wales and has relocated there. The locomotive is making its debut at its new home at their Steam Gala this weekend on the 15th and 16th of September 2018.

Tully Sugar Mill 0-6-2T No. Tully No. 6Posted by: Garry Bailey on 2018-09-15 04:49:06.23
Tully no 6 is currently undergoing extensive boiler repairs and is out of service at present. Repairs are under way.

Victoria Mill 0-6-0 No. 'CAIRNS'Posted by: Garry B. on 2018-09-15 04:44:26.557
Cairns is currently awaiting firebox repairs and is therefore out of service at present.

Serviciou Florestais 0-6-0T No. MN1 'Elouise'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-09-14 15:39:58.097
The first steam loco supplied to Serviciou Florestais, Portugal. Translates as forestry commission. Becoming their number 1. Two identical locomotives were also supplied. There seems to be no history of this company or what the locomotives actually did. After withdrawal was displayed outside a cafe in Cascais, a coastal town 20 miles west of Lisbon, with forests to the north. In 1970 moved to UK and 1986 arrived at the Old Kiln railway. Has operated but at present undergoing an overhaul.

Fayle's Tramway 0-4-0T No. 'Emmet'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-09-14 15:22:21.6
Removed from Germany as war reparation going to Fayle's Tramway in Norden, Dorset. When rail traffic ceased, was preserved with the intention of converting to a steam loco. Conversion included a new boiler, wheels being machined plus 2 ex Smith & Rodley steam winch cylinders being fitted. At present on loan to the Old Kiln Railway, Tilford. Undergoing overhaul with boiler removed.

Fayle's underground mine at Purbeck which produced ball clay. Fayle's tramway was a 1907 built line with a 45 inch gauge to transport clay from the surface to Goathorn Pier, 6 miles away. Fell into disuse in 1937. The line was regauged in 1948 to 23.5 inch, operating until early 70s when road transport took over. Part of tramway was lifted, the rest sold to a preservation society. The mine underground railway lasted till 1991. Ball clay when fired makes a fine quality white coloured pottery. Ball clay found in America, but only at three locations in UK.


Penrhyn Quarry 0-4-0ST No. 'Pamela'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-09-14 14:50:06.75
One of two identical new locos supplied in November 1906 to Penrhyn Slate Quarry, costing £1,200 for the two. Received the name PAMELA. Worked until 1951, when the boiler expired. The quarry fitted a boiler from a Hudswell Clarke loco works number 1643. Back in service 1952 and finally withdrawn in 1958 due to a defective firebox. The quarry railway closed in 1962. PAMELA was sold into preservation in 1965. In 1984 moved to Tilford and in 2013 purchased by the Old Kiln Railway. The railway is trying to raise cash to buy a new boiler. The other loco supplied was Hunslet 921 which is also preserved.

Old Kiln railway can only be accessed by visiting the Rural Life Centre, Liphook. Railway operates must Sundays. At present all the steam locomotives are being overhauled. The volunteers at the railway are keen to show enthusiasts around.

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