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Great Western Railway 2-6-0 No. 9303 7325Posted by: Steve Frost on 2019-04-23 12:47:13.57
On March 5th 2019 the loco was removed from display in the Engine House and towed to Kidderminster where it is now stored awaiting overhaul.

NCB Kinneil Colliery 0-4-0ST No. 47 'Fambridge'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-22 14:50:20.64
The ex NCB Kinneil Colliery Andrew Barclay built 0-4-0ST No. 47 "Fambridge" will be visiting the newly open Leiston Works Railway in Suffolk taking the place of "Blue Circle" for the opening weekend on the 1st and 2nd of June 2019. Which will mark the 160 Anniversary of railways in Leiston.

CR 2-10-2 No. QJ 7119Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-22 06:01:20.62
In 2017 QJ 7119 was used in a experiment to see if a steam locomotive could operate on high pressure inert gas CO2. From a report from the Advanced Steam Traction Trust the Chinese 2-10-2 was trailed at Daban Depot with Gas which was piped up from a storage cylinder tank mounted on the tender. Which fed the CO2 Gas directly into the steam chest at a controlled pressure. The aim of it was to find a method of powering steam locomotives without polluting emissions. Sadly the experiments were not successful. QJ 7119 is currently in storage at Daban Depot with sister QJ 7038.

SAR (Chakas Kraal Sugar) 4-8-0 No. 1443 (1) 'Chaka'Posted by: Richard West on 2019-04-22 01:23:12.127
Although built as a 4-8-0 in 1904, it was rebuilt as a 4-8-2 in 1906. Six of the original class of 50 4-8-0s were rebuilt as 4-8-2s at this time - usually said to be the first 4-8-2s in the world.

LLTJ(TGOJ) 2-4-4T No. 15(S3 91)Posted by: Steve Frost on 2019-04-20 13:33:34.687
Loco now at Grängesbergsbananas railway Museum where it is intended to be returned to operational condition.

Deep River Logging Co. 2-4-4-2 No. 7Posted by: Nicholas on 2019-04-20 10:53:10.21
Skookum is now operational and has left Oregon. Currently she is down in Sunol California and will spend the summer running on the Niles Canyon Railway.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 2-8-4 No. 2716Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-19 10:14:49.743
The former Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Alco built 2-8-4 No. 2716 will be leaving the Kentucky Railway Museum as it is being moved to the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation site at Ravenna, Kentucky. Where the locomotive is to undergo restoration back in to running order again. No. 2716 is to hauled there by Clinchfield 800 a famous Diesel locomotive that is operated by the Southern Appalachian Railroad Museum on the 26th to 28th of July 2019.

Harlaxton Ironstone Quarries 0-6-0T No. 'Harlaxton'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-19 09:53:58.167
The ex Harlaxton Ironstone Quarries Andrew Barclay built 0-6-0T No. 2107 "Harlaxton" aka (Thomas The Tank Engine) is currently visiting the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre for their Day out with Thomas event over the Easter Weekend. The locomotive is likely to see more visits to other preserved railways around the UK for Days out with Thomas events this year.

CFR 4-6-0 No. 230.128Posted by: John T Findlay on 2019-04-19 01:12:09.61
This locomotive was copied from a German steam locomotive class. It was built in romania using the same design as the prussian p8 class.

Glasgow Corporation Gasworks 0-4-0T No. 8 'Dougal'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-18 10:12:56.577
The ex Glasgow Corporation Gasworks Andrew Barclay built 0-4-0T No. 8 "Dougal" is back home safely in the UK after its visit to the Taiwan Sugar Corporation in Taiwan.

Sierra Railway 2-8-0 No. 18Posted by: Joshua on 2019-04-17 22:42:59.607
Locomotive looks to for sale at auction on discoverlivesteam. Com

Ji Tong Railway 2-10-2 No. QJ 6988Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-17 16:44:58.57
It should have said 6988 will be out on Iowa Interstate Railroads mainline again this year with two trips both for local fire services. The 1st ones will run from Annawan, Iowa on the 19th of May and the other from Menlo, Iowa on the 29th of June 2019 sorry.

Ji Tong Railway 2-10-2 No. QJ 6988Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-17 10:11:38.93
The Americanised ex China Rail and Jitong Railway QJ Class 2-10-2 No. 6988 will be but on Iowa Interstate Railroads mainline again this year with two trips both for local fire services. The 1st ones will run from Annawan, Iowa on the 19th of May and the other from Menlo, Iowa on the 29th of June 2019.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 1306 'Mayflower'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-17 09:59:52.253
No. 61306 "Mayflower" is set for a busy season out on the mainline this summer round London as the locomotive is working Steam Dreams new regular mainline steam service from London Waterloo to Windsor and back every Tuesday though the summer.

Eastmoors Steelworks 0-6-0ST No. 18 'Jessie'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-16 13:46:32.21
The ex Eastmoors Steelworks Hunslet built 0-6-0ST No. 18 "Jessie" will be making its debut in to traffic at its new Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway over the Easter weekend following the refit of its saddle tank and repaint in its Eastmoors Steelworks Black livery with Black and Yellow Wasp ends to the front and back of the locomotive.

Steel Company of Wales 0-6-0ST No. 401 'Thomas Burt'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-16 13:40:57.343
Former British Leyland and former Steel Company of Wales Bagnall built 0-6-0ST No. 401 "Thomas Burt" is now back in service at the North Tyneside Steam Railway following completion of its overhaul.

Penmaenmawr & Welsh Granite Co. 0-4-0VBT No. 'Watkin'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-15 13:05:20.85
The former Penmaenmawr & Welsh Granite Co. 3ft gauge De Winton 0-4-0VBT "Watkin" of 1893 vintage has been moved to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway to be on display in their new museum at their new three million-pound station at Caernarfon on the Welsh Highland Railway.

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 21C11 35011 'General Steam Navigation'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-15 12:14:23.61
No. 35011 "General Steam Navigation" has now left Sellindge and has arrived at its new home at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway in Wiltshire. Where its rebuilding and reconstruction to its original as first built condition with the air smooth casing will get underway.

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6989 'Wightwick Hall'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-15 05:05:55.217
The first visit to a another preserved railway by No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" after its restoration will be the Battlefield Line Railway for their 50th Anniversary Gala weekend from the 18th to 20th of October 2019.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-2 No. 46203 'Princess Margaret Rose'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-14 12:00:01.07
No. 46203 "Princess Margaret Rose" was the 4th member of the LMS Princess Royal Class Pacific 4-6-2s to be built and the second survivor in preservation. The locomotive holds the Princess Royal Class speed record of 102.5mph it did on the 3rd of May 1936 during a brake test run from London Euston to Crewe. No. 46203 was preserved by Butlins for static display at his holiday camp at Pwllheli in North Wales. The locomotive was then bought by the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust who restored it to mainline running in the 1990s. Withdrawn from service in 1996 the locomotive is currently on display in the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust West Shed.

Central Electricity Generating Board 0-4-0ST No. 1 'Castle Donington'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-14 11:48:59.263
Overhaul work on the former Central Electricity Generating Board Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-4-0ST No. 7817 is under way as it is hoped the locomotive will return to service soon.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 0-6-0T No. 47445Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-14 11:44:56.83
This LMS Jinty 0-6-0T No. 47445 has a special place in railway history as it out lasted the end of BR steam from August 1968. As it was still working having been sold to the National Coal Board working at their British Oak colliery till 1970. The locomotive is in its final stages of its restoration back in to service again which is due to be completed in 2020.

U.S. Army Transport Command 2-8-0 No. 5820Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-14 11:34:19.483
The Ex United States Army Transportation Corps S160 Class 2-8-0 No. 5820 "Big Jim" has had a brief staring roll in the 2019 live action Disney Film Dumbo.

Metropolitan Electric Supply Co. 0-4-0ST No. 'Met'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-13 08:57:50.18
The former Metropolitan Electric Supply Co. Hawthorn Leslie built 0-4-0ST No. 2800 "Met" is up for sale.

Kirklees Light Railway 0-4-4-0T No. 4 'Owl'Posted by: Adam Tandy on 2019-04-13 03:11:20.733
Avonside 0-4-0+0-4-0TG "Owl" will be visiting the Evesham Vale Light Railway alongside "Katie" for their Railway Gala & Historic Transport Weekend on the 6th and 7th of July 2019.

Dudley Zoo Railway 2-4-2T No. 'Katie'Posted by: Adam Tandy on 2019-04-13 03:11:15.483
It has recently been announced that (Subject to availability) Ex-Fairbourne Railway 2-4-2 "Katie" will be visiting the Evesham Vale Light Railway for their Railway Gala & Historic Transport Weekend on the 6th and 7th of July 2019.

Puerto Eten 0-4-2ST No. 7Posted by: Julio Gamboa Vera on 2019-04-12 19:17:15.5
EStimados Buenas noches Estor realizando un trabajo de recopilación de información en relación al parque de locomotoras que funcionaron en el Puerto de Eten - Perú. Estaré muy agradecido si tienen información con las caracteristicas técnica de las locomotoras Baldwin Cordiales saludos, Julio Gamboa Vera Chiclayo- Perú

FCPCAL 2-6-0 No. 104Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-12 17:03:38.213
Paraguay was once a steam paradise during the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s. Now today there is very few steam operations in the country today apart from tourist operations in some places in Paraguay. This locomotive No. 104 has since been put on display in a park in Encarnacion.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 75019 6 'Lord Phil'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-12 12:36:06.463
The ex War Department Hunslet built Austerity 0-6-0ST No. 6 "Lord Phil" has arrived at the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley in Derbyshire where it will be their main steam locomotive for the 2019 running season there.

Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT No. 9466Posted by: Russell Newman on 2019-04-12 12:32:48.34
It has been announced that GWR 9400 Class 0-6-0PT No. 9466 has been put up for sale by the family of its late owner who passed away last year. No. 9466 is currently visiting the South Devon Railway but will be returning to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to await its fate.
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