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U.S.A.T.C. / M.A.V. 2-8-0 No. 6046 411.144Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-24 11:23:16.85
S160 No. 6046 has a very busy season ahead this year as it will be visiting the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in May for there Cotswold festival of steam event. It will then spend the summer in East Anglia at the Mid Norfolk Railway from late June till early September before heading North for the Wensleydale Railway over the Autumn and Winter there. It will return to the Churnet Valley in 2018.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 75189 8 'Rennes'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-24 10:55:55.51
The restoration to "Rennes" has now been completed by Western Steam Engineering Ltd at Norchard on the Dean Forest Railway. The locomotive has now been fully painted in its Longmoor Military Railway livery as No. 152. It is soon to be steam tested in readiness for its debut at the Wartime Gala on the 19th to the 20th of May.

Southern Iron & Equpment Co. Climax - 2 truck No. 1028Posted by: Doug Bailey on 2017-03-22 11:00:45.703
Photo shows the locomotive when it was abandoned at the Artesian Springs Island Resort in Romayor, Texas.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 No. 4488 9 60009 'Union of South Africa'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-21 19:07:49.44
The LNER A4 Pacific No. 60009 "Union of South Africa" nearing the of its repairs at Bury in Lancashire and from April next month. It will only have 2 years left on its mainline and boiler ticket. As its owner John Cameron plans to put the A4 along with LNER K4 61994 "The Great Marquess" on display at a prepose railway muesum on his farmland in Fife Scotland. The locomotive has a busy year on the mainline this year and in September No. 9 as the loco is known will be visiting the Nene Valley Railway and in October will at the East Lancashire Railway for there Autumn Steam. My advice is make the most of 60009 out on the mainline and visits to heritage lines while you can in the 2 years of service she has left as like 61994 she may never steam again sadly.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-2 No. 4472 60103 'Flying Scotsman'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-21 13:24:15.543
The worlds most famous steam locomotive No. 60103 or 4472 "Flying Scotsman" is to make history on the East Coast Mainline on April the 23rd. When it will be part of four trains spanning four generations of ECML motive power running side-by-side, in the same direction, for the first time ever. "Scotsman" will run along side a Virgin Trains Class 43 HST 125, a Class 91, and the train operating companys newest train: an Hitachi Class 800, which is due to enter service next year. This will all take place between Tollerton Junction, six miles north of York, before heading towards the city in a staggered formation at 20-25mph. This will be a once in a life time event well worth seeing and photographing.

NCB West Cannock 0-6-0ST No. 'Wilbert'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-20 18:48:23.033
The Hunslet Austerity Saddle Tank "Wilbert" (aka Wilbert the Forest Engine from the Thomas The Tank Engine books) is currently undergoing boiler repair work.

Graham County RR Shay - 3 truck No. 1926Posted by: hunter on 2017-03-20 07:36:07.363
I heard a rumor that she will be restored after number nine and 2 get out of the shed, as well as 7 and 3

SZD 2-10-0 No. L-0460Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2017-03-20 06:45:33.81
Re. LDz No. L-0460. The locomotive was being cut-up outside Jelgava depot in May 2008. The actual builder No. is actually Kolomma 8862 of 1948 (rather than 1947).

Deutche Reichsbahn 2-10-0 No. 50.3501 (50.380)Posted by: Steve Frost on 2017-03-19 16:57:34.907
The loco was running as 50.380 in September 2016. Built in 1940 it was numbered 50.380 until 1959 when it was re-numbered to 50.3501, gaining a check digit for computer records in 1970, as 50.3501-9.

Comparison of its current appearance as 50.380 with earlier photos in the album shows the change from Witte smoke deflectors back to earlier Wagner type.


Ji Tong Railway 2-10-2 No. QJ 6988Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-19 16:13:01.77
The Americanised ex China Rail and Jitong Railway QJ 2-10-2 No. 6988 is planned to be steamed and run this year at some point as the Central States Steam Preservation Association are still working with I think the Iowa Interstate Railroad or Amtrack to get it out running again soon. There have also been rumors that there are talks with BNSF Railway on running the China Rail and Jitong Railway QJs as well?

Ji Tong Railway 2-10-2 No. QJ 7081Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-19 16:03:54.237
The ex China Rail and Jitong Railway QJ 2-10-2 No. 7081 is due for something called a 15 year inspection. I think as from what has been said from the Central States Steam Preservation Association facebook page is that its cab needs to come off for inspection of all the flexible stay bolts before it can run again. Its sort of like firebox repairs or a overhaul?

Carbon Limestone Co. 0-4-0T No. 17Posted by: on 2017-03-19 14:40:17.8
17 went down for her 1472 a few weeks ago. It is unknown when she is due back, but it can be anywhere from a few months to a year.

CSD (KKStB) 0-8-0T No. 422.062 (178.139)Posted by: Steve Frost on 2017-03-18 13:15:37.69
At the time it was built, the loco was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the end of the First World War, it was in the new state of Czechoslovakia, where it remained until 1992, when the country divided and it was then in the Czech Republic. All this without leaving the same geographical area!

Great Western Railway 0-6-2T No. 5643Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-18 12:42:03.3
It was meant to say that 5643 is on long term loan to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

Boone & Scenic Valley RR 2-8-2 No. 8419Posted by: Chris Little on 2017-03-18 12:28:59.337
2017 will be the last year for 8419 to operate for a while as it will need to have its 15 year inspection afterwards.

Canadian National RR 2-8-2 No. 3254Posted by: Chris Little on 2017-03-17 23:00:47.363
3254 is awaiting an overhaul.

British Aluminium Company 0-4-0ST No. 'B.A.Co No1' Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-17 18:49:09.613
The 1915 British Aluminium Company Peckett built 0-4-0ST "B.A.Co No. 1" is on static display at Brechin Station as it is cosmetically done up as the Thomas The Tank Engine character Percy the Small Engine for Days out with Thomas events.

Harlaxton Ironstone Quarries 0-6-0T No. 'Harlaxton'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-17 18:35:49.987
The former Harlaxton Ironstone Quarries Andrew Barclay built 0-6-0T "Harlaxton" is on long term loan from the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre and mostly runs as Thomas The Tank Engine. The locomotive was formerly based at the North Norfolk Railway in the early years of preservation there from I think the 1970s till the 1990s.

Stewarts & Lloyds 0-6-0ST No. 'Gunby'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-16 18:30:17.977
The former Stewarts & Lloyds Hunslet built 50550 class 0-6-0ST "Gunby" has been moved to the Dean Forest Railway for its restoration to running order. Which is being carried out by Western Steam Engineering at their workshops at Norchard.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 2-8-0 No. 8205 48305Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-13 18:22:44.14
8F 48305 is currently being overhauled and is due to make a come back in to traffic later in the year.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 5305 45305 'Alderman A E Draper'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-13 18:19:42.753
45305 is currently having some boiler and firebox repairs being carried out before the Black 5 goes off to visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway for there Cotswold Festival of Steam event at the end of May.

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 21C18 35018 'British India Line'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-13 18:10:28.897
Heritage Railway Magazine has shown the first photos of 35018 as it has been painted in a black undercoat for testing as the locomotive is now all complete. Its still undergoing steam test and small test runs at West Coast Railway Companys Carnforth Depot still before it can do its mainline test run. Which a mainline test could happen round next month on the Carnforth, Hellifield, Blackburn and Preston Circuit.

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 0-6-0 No. 1300 12322 52322Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-13 18:01:13.307
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway A Class Goods 0-6-0 No. 1300 has been repainted back to its BR black livery as 52322.

Achenseebahn 0-4-0Tcog No. 3 'Achenkirch'Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2017-03-13 09:01:30.22
Apologies: The current name for AB No. 3 is Achenkirch; its former name was Georg. Sorry!

SHS 2-8-2 No. 06.013 (486.313)Posted by: Dale W Fickés on 2017-03-13 07:56:05.327
I rather think that this locomotive is a 2-8-2 rather than a 2-8-2T (observers may notice the tender-behind!)

W.T. Carter & Brother 2-6-0 No. 1Posted by: Tony Reed on 2017-03-12 17:31:42.13
This locomotive is in the covered shed in Reader, Arkansas along with the #4. I saw them both today.

JNR 2-6-0 No. C56-31Posted by: Steve Frost on 2017-03-12 17:25:35.97
Displayed at the War Shrine, Chiyoda-ku Yasukuni Jinja. To the Japanese this was The Great East Asian War. Western powers regard it as World War 2. As the loco's information board states, this loco was involved in the opening of the infamous Burma Railway, built by allied prisoners of war under the brutal regime of the time. So many died of disease, exhaustion and malnutrition that it is known in the UK as 'The Death Railway'

W.T. Carter & Brother 2-6-0 No. 2Posted by: Tony Reed on 2017-03-12 17:25:30.773
This locomotive is back in Arkansas. I saw it today, it sits in front of the Adams Crossing depot.

Coos Bay Lumber Company 2-8-2T No. 11Posted by: Jeremiah Weil on 2017-03-12 08:00:10.49
Just saw this locomotive yesterday. She is being restored and her saddle tank is off. She is not publicly accessible but I saw the engine from a distance and was able to get close up to her tank.

Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT No. 7754Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-03-11 18:06:33.75
7754 is to be overhauled as the Llangollen Railway has just launched a £15,000 appeal to have this carried out. The overhaul is expected to take 18 months and the GWR Pannier Tank could be back in 2018 or early 2019.
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