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Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-0+4 No. 18Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-08-17 13:23:10.67
Photos are available of the site where this loco and several others are dumped, but identification is next best thing to impossible.

One of the Engarth type locos that operated on the Ponferrada - Villablino line.


Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-2T No. 7Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-08-17 13:20:34.04
Photos are available of the site where this loco and several others are dumped, but identification is next best thing to impossible.

Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-2T No. 1Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-08-17 13:19:44.6
Photos are available of the site where this loco and several others are dumped, but identification is next best thing to impossible.

Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-0+4 No. 17Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-08-17 13:19:14.173
Photos are available of the site where this loco and several others are dumped, but identification is next best thing to impossible.

This is one of the Engarth type locos that operated on the Ponferrada - Villablino line.


Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-2T No. 10Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-08-17 13:16:54.28
Photos are available of the site where this loco and several others are dumped, but identification is next best thing to impossible.

Ponferrada-Villablino 2-6-2T No. 4Posted by: Steve Frost on 2018-08-17 13:16:01.437
Photos are available of the site where this loco and several others are dumped, but identification is next best thing to impossible.

Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 426 85Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-17 12:58:37.0
Ex Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T No. 85 is returning to Wales for the first time in 90 years this September to be the star visiting locomotive at the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway for their Autumn Steam Gala on September 14th to 16th 2018.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 45596 'Bahamas'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-17 12:54:31.233
No. 45596 "Bahamas" is set to make its first public steaming for the first time following completion of its overhaul at Tyseley Locomotive Works 50th anniversary extravaganza open weekend on the 29th and 30th of September 2018. After this event No. 45596 will return home to its base at Ingrow on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway where it will then take to the mainline again and go on visits to other heritage railways around the UK.

Great Western Railway 2-8-0 No. 2857Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-17 12:46:09.36
No. 2857 is set to visit the East Lancashire Railway for their Autumn Steam Gala weekend on October 19th to 21st 2018. Where it will be joined by GWR 4200 Class 2-8-0T No. 4270 from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for the event there.

British Railways 4-6-2 No. 70000 'Britannia'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-17 12:40:43.647
No. 70000 "Britannia" is back on its wheels again following repairs to them. The locomotive will hopefully return to the mainline in the Autumn.

Bowaters Paper Mills 0-6-2T No. 3 'Conqueror'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-17 05:33:35.1
It has been discovered that this locomotive ex Bowaters Paper Mills Bagnall built 0-6-2T No. 3 "Conqueror" along with the other narrow gauge locomotives that where formerly owned by the Phyllis Rampton NG Railway Trust are in the ownership of the Vale of Rheidol Railway. Where they plan to have the locomotives moved to them when their planed museum at Aberystwyth gets built.

NCB Cadley Hill Colliery 0-6-0ST No. 'Empress'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-17 05:24:10.38
In a surprise move the former NCB Cadley Hill Colliery Bagnall built 0-6-0ST "Empress" has been put up for sale by its owner to go to a good new home.

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 7027 'Thornbury Castle'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-16 04:35:40.34
No. 7027 will be at this years Great Dorset Steam Fair from the 23rd to the 27th of August 2018. On display and being used as a heavy haulage load there.

Great Western Railway 2-8-0 No. 3845Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-14 11:45:43.617
No. 3845s boiler is being overhauled for use on sister 2884 Class 2-8-0 No. 3850 but there are plans for a full overhaul on 3845 in the near future.

Indianapolis Power & Light Co. 0-4-0F No. NonePosted by: Jeremy on 2018-08-13 23:08:12.653
This locomotive HAS NOT been scrapped. The tank has been scrapped, however, the frame, running gear, cab, drivers, etc have been purchased by the Hesston Steam Museum in LaPorte, IN.

VR 4-6-2 No. 1008Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-13 13:24:39.107
The ex Finnish 5ft gauge pacific No. 1008 which is currently at Ongar station on the Epping Ongar Railway is up for sale to go to a good home.

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 4-4-2 No. 'Count Louis'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-13 13:14:05.623
The 15inch gauge Bassett Lowke built 4-4-2 Atlantic "Count Louis" current location is said to be at the Denver Light Railway Ltd. at Bloxwich on the Staffordshire/West Midlands border.

Great Western Railway 2-8-0 No. 3845Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-13 13:07:27.487
The GWR 2884 Class 2-8-0 No. 3845 is also at Moveright International at Wishaw near Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire as well. Where its restoration is progressing there slowly.

Evesham Vale Light Railway 4-6-2 No. 5751 'Prince William'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-13 12:57:10.987
Its been discovered that G&S Light Engineering built 15in gauge pacific No. 5751 "Prince William" is at Moveright International at Wishaw near Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire. Where the locomotive is under overhaul there.

U.S. Army Transportation Command 2-8-0 No. 2253Posted by: Russell Newman on 2018-08-13 05:13:03.023
It has been confirmed that when S160 No. 2253 returns to steam later this year or early 2019 the locomotive will be painted in the livery of Canadian Pacific Railroad which will be something very different on the UK heritage railway circuit.

Western Australia Government Railways 2-8-2 No. 1220Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 05:05:13.983
A class 24 locomotives. The V class were built to operate coal trains at Collie. Later moved around the state working on heavy freight trains. 1220 worked from 1956 until withdrawn in 1972. Now at Bassendean railway museum.

Bassendean museum often has modern diesel locos passing through its property. Located behind the museum is UGL workshops that has built diesel locomotives in the past. Now mostly repairs or rebuilds. A rail track that goes through the middle of the museum property is the only entry or exit from the locomotive works. This track splits the public area of the museum from the storage and workshop of the museum.


Western Australia Government Railways 4-8-2 No. 953Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 05:00:01.82
A class of 60 locomotives, becoming the WAGR W class. Specially designed to burn the lower quality Collie coal. Collie had the only coalfield in Western Australia. WAGR normally sourced their coal from Newcastle, in New South Wales, the other side of Australia. Also designed to have a light axle load so they could operate on any railway line in WA. The last 20 built had larger tenders for extra water.

Western Australia Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 701Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:57:53.74
A class of 35 locomotives built for express passenger work becoming WAGR Pm or Pmr which depending type of bearing used. In service their independently sprung driving wheels gave a rough ride at speed so used on (slower) fast freight trains. 701 was the first class member built. Ran from 1950 to withdrawal in 1971. Now on display at Bassendean railway museum

Western Australia Government Railways 4-6-4T No. 664Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:56:19.617
One of the 4-6-2 oil fired U class, British War Department built locomotives. In December 1954 WAGR 664 was converted to burn coal. Operated like this for two years. In 1957 was converted at Midland workshops into a 4-6-4T and also converted back to burning oil. The arrival of diesel railcars had accelerated the suburban passenger trains. The conversion of 664 was an attempt to run steam locos at the same speeds. Successively ran for 2 years on these services then stored in 1959. The high cost of burning oil, prevented any more locos being converted so 664 was the only member of WAGR class Ut. Returned to traffic 1966 to work permanent way trains. Finally being withdrawn in 1970. Can be seen at the Bassendean railway Museum

Western Australia Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 655Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:50:28.57
In 1942 The British War Department in 1942 had 55 locomotives built for possible use in Africa. They were oil fired and 42 inch gauge. At the end of the war 20 were surplus and stored. With a shortage of locos, WAGR obtained 14 of these locos becoming their U class. They operated passenger and freight on Perth's southern line to Albany & Bunbury. The arrival of the X class diesel saw them move to lesser freights. By 1957 the running cost of these oil fired locos as three times as much as other coal fired locos. They were all stored, occasionally returning to work. Five engines were used in 1961 during a coal shortage & some again in the late 60s. WAGR 655 in service 1947. Stored along with others in 1957. 1967 returned to work short trip freights. Was the last class member when withdraw in 1970. Now displayed at the Bassendean railway museum

In 1947 WAGR started the Australind express train from Perth to Bunbury. The U class hauled this train taking 3 hours 15 minutes over 115 miles. This time included all stops and a passenger meal break at Pinjarra, becoming the fastest narrow gauge passenger train in Australia. A year later X class diesels took over, with the train having a catering service. Ran even quicker. The service today takes 2 hour 30 minutes.


Western Australia Government Railways 4-6-4T No. 592Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:43:11.227
The Midland workshops built 10 locomotives for the Perth Suburban passenger services. They became the Dd class. Displaced in 1954 with arrival of diesel railcars. Then only did peak hour passenger trains and Perth local freights. By 1968 with more railcars they were only used on freight. 592 worked from 1946 until 1971. Restored at Midland workshops in 1985 for the Bicentennial celebrations. Used on specials until 1995. In 1999 moved into Bassendean railway museum.

Western Australia Government Railways 4-8-2 No. 549 'Greenmount'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:42:03.88
A member of ten locomotives built at Midland workshops. Mostly used on freight but did some passenger work. 549 was named GREENMOUNT after a Western Australian mountain. Was in service in 1947 and withdrawn in 1972. Now in the fine collection of WAGR locomotives at Bassendean railway museum.

Western Australia Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 521 'Ashburton'Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:39:08.303
The Midland workshops built 10 locomotives to the P class design, but with higher boiler pressure, called the Pr class. 1941 to 1944 a further 8 P class were also converted to Pr class. These locos were displaced from passenger trains when diesel locomotives arrived. Later still even the freight traffic was taken over by diesels. All 18 were named after rivers in Western Australia. Originally numbered 138 this was the first of the Pr class built. Renumbered 1946 to WAGR 521. Was converted to oil fired in 1947, but converted back to coal in 1948

521 was named ASHBURTON. In service in 1938, travelled over 1,000,000 miles before being withdrawn in 1970. Now found at Bassendean railway museum. At the museum you can also see a X class diesel locos that replaced 521.


Western Australia Government Railways 4-6-2 No. 508Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:36:59.277
The WAGR had built 25 locomotives for express passenger trains. To replace the E class. This improved the locos became the P class. The arrival of the X class diesels in 1954 had the class move to freight trains. This loco was originally numbered 448, renumbered in 1947 to WAGR 508. In service 1925 and withdrawn in 1969. Another WAGR loco running over 1,000,000 miles. Now on show at Bassendean railway museum.

Western Australia Government Railways 4-8-0 No. 460Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2018-08-13 04:35:36.34
Originally numbered 407, a member of the F class. Had a superheater fitted 1937 and reclassed as Fs. Renumbered to WAGR 460 in 1949. Was in service in 1913 and withdrawn in 1972. Now on show at Bassendean railway museum. One of a few locos not under the museum expanding overall roof. Better to view & photograph, but more work for the volunteer to keep 460 looking pristine.
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