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Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6989 'Wightwick Hall'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-11 09:53:27.91
GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" has been steamed and moved under its own steam for the very first time in almost 41 years. This marks the completion of 6989s restoration and is the 150th steam locomotive that was rescued from Dai Woodhams Yard in Barry South Wales to steam again in preservation. No. 6989 will under go testing before it is let lose on the Heritage Railway circuit in 2019.

Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT No. 6430Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-10 12:59:58.52
Before 6430 heads off to the Nene Valley Railway for the 2019 season from April it will be visiting the Severn Valley Railway as one of several visiting locomotives for their Spring Steam Gala on the weekend of March 15th to 17th 2019.

British Railways 4-6-0 No. 75069Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-10 12:53:44.737
BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 No. 75069 was steamed for the very first time since 1994 for its steam test today. The locomotive is in its final stages of its overhaul at Bridgnorth and will be completed at the end of 2018. It will under go test runs and final painting in BR Lined Black livery before entering traffic in 2019.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-0T No. 662 32662 'Martello'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-10 10:27:01.517
No. 662 "Martello" has been added to the line up of visiting Southern locomotives at the Nene Valley Railway for their Southern Steam Gala on the 9th & 10th of March 2019. This will be the first time that a former London, Brighton & South Coast Railway A1X Class Terrier 0-6-0T has visited the Nene Valley Line.

Great Northern Railway 0-6-2T No. 1744 69523Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-09 06:27:45.31
The N2 0-6-2T No. 1744 has now been withdrawn from service for its 10 year overhaul. Having last run for a photo charter on the 21st of November 2018. No. 1744 is being stripped down at the Weybourne Workshops and it is hoped that the locomotive will return to traffic in spring 2020.

Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 No. 'Rocket'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-08 13:09:37.71
With the success of the Rainhill Trials Robert Stephenson & Co supplied 26 locomotives to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway within 3 years. Eight of them being similar to ROCKET.

ROCKET worked on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway from it's opening in 1830 until 1834. It was sold in 1836 to work on Lord Carlisle's Brampton Railway in Cumberland. It may have returned to the makers for an overhaul before going to Cumberland. The Brampton Railway was a horse drawn wagon way taking coal from various local coal mines to Brampton. In 1836 a new railway was built of 3 sections. Locomotive hauled at both ends and rope incline in the middle. ROCKET worked one section by itself.

It operated until 1840, then was stored out of use. It returned to the makers in 1851 for restoration, to be displayed at the Great Exhibition, but was never exhibited. It returned to owners in Cumberland.

In 1862 it was donated to the Patent Office Museum, South Kensington, London. In 1883 it moved, along with the whole museum collection to a new building nearby, which became the Science Museum. At present it is on loan to Manchester Science & Industry Museum. On display in the entrance hall, with plenty of public interest.


Canadian Forest Products, Ltd. 2-6-2T No. 112Posted by: M.Faris on 2018-12-08 10:57:47.767
This engine is now located at the Alberni Pacific Railway in Port Albeni.

Hillcrest Lumber Co. Shay - 2 truck No. 1Posted by: M.Faris on 2018-12-08 10:56:33.603
A new boiler is currently being built and restoration is in progress.

Southern Iron & Equpment Co. Climax - 2 truck No. 1028Posted by: M.Faris on 2018-12-08 10:53:19.38
This engine is still in Texas, it was never moved to British Columbia. There is a 2014 youtube video titled "The Climax Locomotive Has Been Rescued!" of it being recovered.

British Steel, Scunthorpe 0-6-0T No. 8 'Dorothy'/'Thomas' Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-08 10:35:25.093
News has come that former British Steel, Scunthorpe Hudswell Clarke built 0-6-0T No. 8 "Dorothy" (aka Thomas The Tank Engine" has been sold to a new owner and is to move to the Ribble Steam Railway at Preston Docks in Lancashire.

Eastmoors Steelworks 0-6-0ST No. 18 'Jessie'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-07 15:04:57.087
Former Eastmoors Steelworks Hunslet built 0-6-0T "Jessie" (aka Thomas The Tank Engine) is visiting the Barry Tourist Railway for the Christmas season as it always does every year.

Chesterfield Tube Co. 4wVBGT No. 7 'Susan'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-07 15:01:09.813
The current location of former Chesterfield Tube Co. Sentinel built 4wVBGT "Susan" is the Barry Tourist Railway on Barry Island in Glamorgan South Wales. Where it has been for a few years now since it put back in service there.

British Railways 2-10-0 No. 92245Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-07 14:55:46.76
The boiler of 9F 92245 has been sold to Jeremy Hosking of Locomotive Services and is now at LNWR Heritage at Crewe where its being overhauled for use as a spare boiler for sister 9F 92212 which is due for overhaul in June 2019. As for 92245 it self the remains of the locomotive will be on display as part of a educational exhibit at the Barry Tourist Railway.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 8572 61572Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-07 13:10:18.24
LNER B12 4-6-0 No. 8572 has been confirmed as one of the first visiting locomotives at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for their Spring Steam Gala on the weekend of March the 8th to the 10th 2019. This will be the first time that 8572 has visited the Worth Valley line.

South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 83Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-12-07 10:03:16.04
Further to Dale's note (below). Investigation shows that the loco in the Technical Museum in Berlin is number 78, but carries works plates and number plates appropriate to Number 83. Confusing indeed.

CFP 4-6-0 No. 248Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-12-06 15:13:08.62
This is the last survivor of a class of 32 locomotives, built principally by A Borsig (22) and E. Kessler (6) in Germany with an additional four from J Cockerill in Belgium, between 1904 and 1926. Either originally (or at some time) what became CP No. 248 ran as SSE No. 91 following delivery from A Borsig as No. 5652 in 1905, later assuming the MD number of 61 until 1931, then CP No. 2261 until 1952 when it became, finally, No. 248.

In preservation, the locomotive, mistakenly, bears the Borsig manufacturing plate of No. 5651 (built a year later) but which ended up as CP No. 229. This may be a result of No. 248 going for a 'swim' in the Rio Douro following a landslide during its operational life. The locomotive was recovered from the waters; its original tender remains sunk!


London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 45596 'Bahamas'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-06 13:24:13.26
No. 45596 return home to its base to Ingrow and its mainline test runs have been delayed. Due the work installing and commissioning of its TPWS/OTMR equipment being carried out at Tyseley and the paperwork needed to allow the locomotive on Network Rail. But it is still hoped that No. 45596 "Bahamas" will be ready in time for its first mainline run on the 9th of February 2019 and to take part in the Spring Steam Gala on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in March.

DR 2-10-2T No. 099.750(99.1786)Posted by: Phil Horton on 2018-12-05 15:51:59.29
DB no. 099 750-2 (ex DR no. 99 1786-5) heads out of Cranzahl with the 19.02 departure to Oberwiesenthal on 22 July 1997. The standard-gauge line to Annaberg-Buchholz can be seen in the foreground along with the narrow-gauge crossover which gives access to the narrow-gauge yard to the north of the station.

Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. 0-6-0T No. 83Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2018-12-05 11:20:40.663
Third 0-6-0t at location. Same specs as others. All 5 engines can be had for 100 grand.

Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. 0-6-0T No. 82Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2018-12-05 11:19:30.26
Third 0-6-0t at location. But dismantled. Same specs as this and other one. All five engines for sale. Wants $100,000 for all 5.

DL&W Coal Mining Department 0-4-0T No. 28Posted by: Matthew Gardner on 2018-12-05 11:12:22.567
There was an article in the newspaper around my hometown that a society is trying to raise money to bring this engine back to this area to put it on display at the old Huber coal Breaker site.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 0-6-0T No. 78 32678 'Knowle'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-12-05 10:43:18.857
No. 32678 is undergoing a fast track overhaul this winter. The hope is to have the locomotive back in service for its 150th anniversary in 2022.

Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-0+4 No. 16Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-12-05 08:21:52.187
I could find no evidence of this locomotive here on 03 November 2016¬

Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-0+4 No. 31Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-12-05 07:12:01.357
This locomotive has been moved (some time ago) to the railway museum in Ponferrada.

Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-0+4 No. 19Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2018-12-05 05:48:26.36
I understand that the factory number is 7631 (NOT 7831).

Homestake Mining Co. 0-4-0CA No. 24Posted by: John Gould on 2018-12-04 16:00:31.79
This CA Locomotive is now located in Lead SD at the Walt Green Park on Hearst Ave. The city plans to repaint it in 2019.

Victorian Railways 2-8-0 No. K157Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-03 16:54:19.463
Built in 1940 at Newport Works, one of 53 K class locos built for branch line working. Slowly displaced by the introduction of the T class diesels. 157 was first withdrawn in 1969 and stored. In 1973 it was reinstated to work as a shunter at Ballart North railway works. Finally withdrawn in 1978 needing major repairs. Now at Maldon hopefully awaiting restoration.

Victorian Railways 2-8-0 No. J549Posted by: Robin R beck on 2018-12-03 16:52:21.337
One of a class of 60 locos built in the UK. The first 30 were coal fired, the rest oil burners. They were the last steam class ordered by Victoria Railways who already had mainline diesel locos operating. They were built to easily be converted from broad to standard gauge for operating passenger and freight trains on branch lines.

549 was a oil burner. Began working in 1954 and worked until 1970, when stored at Ararat. Having travelled over 150,000 miles in service. Sold to the Victoria Goldfield railway in 1979. Was operational by 1991. Removed from traffic 2004 for extensive overhaul. Back in steam in 2013.


Victorian Railways 0-6-2T No. E371Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-03 16:45:09.37
Built as a 2-4-2T becoming Victoria Railway E class numbered 474 to operate suburban passenger trains. Within 6 years was converted to a 0-6-2T and renumbered 371, becoming a shunting locomotive. Was last used at Ballarat 1963, and withdrawn 1966. Returned to work at Newport workshops, being finally withdrawn 1972. Passed to Victorian Goldfield railway in 1980. Had been dismantled and assessed for returning to service but found beyond repair. Has been rebuilt, with useful parts removed. Now displayed at Maldon Station.

In 1862 a railway line was fully opened from Melbourne to the gold field towns of Castlemaine & Bendigo. When gold was also found at Maldon a 10 mile branch line opened in 1884 running from the mainline at Castlemaine to Maldon. An intermediary station was opened at Muckleford when gold was also found there. In 1891 a further 10 miles was added extending to Shelbourne. Over years the decline in the gold fields & road transport saw passenger trains finish in 1941. After that a once weekly freight worked between Castlemaine and Shelbourne. A fire in 1969 destroyed the track between Maldon and Shelbourne. The remaining line from Maldon was officially closed in 1976.

The Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society was formed to reopen the Castlemaine to Maldon section. Their first train ran in 1986, on a one mile section of track at Maldon. The fully opened 10 miles nowadays operates as the Victorian Goldfields railway. Two trains each way from Maldon to Castlemaine operate every Wednesday & Sunday year round. In the past the railway offered cab rides for a reasonable fare which gave a good view of the undulating nature of this line. They still do driver training courses.


Victorian Railways 4-6-0 No. D646Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-12-03 16:39:40.033
Another of the Newport Workshop built DD class. Originally numbered DD630, later renumbered to DD765. After some improvements became D2 765. In 1936 rebuilt with super heated boiler and renumbered to D3 646. Worked for nearly 60 years before being withdrawn in 1964. In 1968 sold and put on display outside of Maryborough railway station. In 1995 moved to Maldon and is presently stored there
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