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British Railways 2-6-4T No. 80078Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-12-01 17:48:55.123
No. 80078 has returned to the private Sonic Rail site near Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex for fitting of a new left hand cylinder. As the current left hand cylinder has a split crack in it that needs to be replaced. Its hoped that No. 80078 will be in steam again in Easter 2018 and will be moved to the Epping Ongar Railway for running in.

U.S.A.T.C. / M.A.V. 2-8-0 No. 6046 411.144Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-12-01 14:44:33.823
S160 No. 6046 will be going on loan to the West Somerset Railway for the 2018 season.

Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 7822 'Foxcote Manor'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-12-01 14:39:12.177
No. 7822 "Foxcote Manor" will be on loan to the West Somerset Railway for the 2018 season there.

Great Northern Railway 0-6-2T No. 1744 69523Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-12-01 10:18:20.73
The Great Northern Railway N2 Tank No. 1744 is now based at the North Norfolk Railway as its owners the Gresley Society have signed a deal for 1744 to be based at the railway from 2018. Which this ends its four-decade association with the GCR tho it will return for visits only to them.

British Railways 4-6-0 No. 73096 'Merlin'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-12-01 10:05:55.147
No. 73096 was moved back home to the Mid Hants Railway in Hampshire in November after it was sold to them by its former owner last month. The BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0 is now in storage at Ropley till such time it can be overhauled in the works there.

Comal Power Plant 0-4-0T No. 1Posted by: Chris Little on 2017-11-29 19:35:12.13
Status should be changed to operational.

British Sugar Corporation 0-6-0ST No. 'Wissington'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-29 12:18:23.463
Hudswell Clarke built 0-6-ST "Wissington" have moved to the Colne Valley Railway in Essex as extra motive power on there Santa Specials there over Christmas but it could be staying there longer on loan in 2018.

Nassington Ironstone Quarry 0-6-0ST No. 'Ring Haw'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-29 12:13:44.133
"Ring Haw" has gone on hire to Peak Rail again as extra motive power for there Santa Specials over the Christmas season there till January 2018.

Rockton-Rion RR 2-8-0 No. 203Posted by: Peyton Gupton on 2017-11-29 07:25:44.81
Locomotive is stored in Knoxville, TN waiting for 1472.

British Railways 2-6-0 No. 76084Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-28 14:32:54.963
No. 76084 will be staying put at the North Norfolk Railway for the foreseeable future as a North Norfolk Railway supporter has bought a key share in Standard 4MT. No. 76084 has a bright future as it will be available for more work on the mainline and more visits to other preserved railways around the UK. But the North Norfolk Railway is now its home for good.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 2-6-0 No. 13065 2765 42765Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-28 13:06:32.75
LMS Crab No. 13065 will also be visiting the Great Central Railway for there winter steam gala as well on the 26th till the 28th of January as well.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 8572 61572Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-28 13:03:39.877
Before its stint at the Severn Valley in the Spring No. 8572 will be visiting the Great Central Railway for there winter steam gala on the 26th to the 28th of January.

Ibero-American Exposition 4-6-2 No. 'Whillan Beck'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-28 12:29:56.37
The 15inch gauge Krauss built pacific No. 8457 "Whillan Beck" is now in service and fully painted and is currently undergoing test runs at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. The locomotive might make its debut on there Santa Specials over the Christmas season or in the New Year.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 75142 68012 Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-28 10:28:28.963
Now numbered No. 3193 the locomotive has now left Yaxham and has been moved to the Bressingham Steam Museum where it could be in steam there in the New Year.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-0 No. 45551 'The Unknown Warrior'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-28 05:23:13.627
Some good news on the new build LMS Patriot No. 5551 "The Unknown Warrior" as new contractor to build its boiler has been found. The boiler will be built at Heritage Boiler Steam Services (HBSS) a new company set up at the West Shed at the Midland Railway Centre at Ripley in Derbyshire. If all goes well it is hoped that No. 5551 could be completed and in steam for the first time in January 2019 or early.

Haydock Collieries 0-6-0WT No. 'Bellerophon'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-27 17:55:21.757
Former Haydock Collieries Haydock Foundry 1874 built 0-6-0WT "Bellerophon" is also to visit the Severn Valley Railway for Spring Steam Gala on the 16th-18th March 2018. Which this will be its first ever visit there.

VR 4-6-2 No. 1016Posted by: Hunter on 2017-11-27 09:00:26.763
There is another engine visible in the background, we need to add it to the data base if it has not been added.

LNER (design) 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-27 05:22:20.87
2017 has been a really good year for No. 60163 "Tornado". Having been the first steam locomotive to run at a 100mph since the 1960s and a film star in Paddington 2 2018 will mark the locomotive s 10th birthday. Which the A1 will have a busy time out on the mainline in 2018 and visits to preserved railways around the UK. From March it will visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for a week from the 3rd till the 11th of March and then to the Severn Valley Railway for there Spring Steam Gala on the 16th-18th March 2018. Then it will visit the East Lancashire Railway from March the 29th till April the 2nd. Then in May it will be visiting the Nene Valley Railway from the 3rd till the 7th of May 2018. Then in October 60163 is to work the UKs most exclusive railtour around the UK from Inverness to Penzance as part of a 2,000 mile itinerary. All this will be a fine way to mark 10 years of 60163.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 8572 61572Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-27 05:02:49.27
LNER B12 No. 8572 is also to visit the Severn Valley Railway for there Spring Steam Gala on the 16th-18th March 2018 as well. This will be the second visit of 8572 to the Severn Valley having first visited the line in 1998.

London & North Eastern Railway 4-6-0 No. 1264 61264Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-27 05:00:18.17
LNER B1 No. 61264 is to visit the Severn Valley Railway for there Spring Steam Gala on the 16th-18th March 2018.

Nacional de Mexico 0-6-0ST No. 507Posted by: Steve Frost on 2017-11-26 15:55:21.01
An interesting looking loco. It looks much modified since it left the works in Leeds all those years ago. But there is still the British plate frame, inside cylinder 0-6-0 underneath it all. The cab, smokebox door and stovepipe chimney are pure North American and the cowcatcher pilot is stuck onto the British front end. An odd amalgamation of styles.

New South Wales Government Railways 4wVBCT No. 1061Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2017-11-26 13:53:38.61
New South Wales Government Railway 1061 is a 5 ton self propelled coal grab joining service in June 1918. Originally numbered LO36, renumbered in 1924 to 1061. Withdrawn in 1967. Purchased for Aus$100 and now part of the Dorrigo railway museum collection.

New South Wales Government Railways 4wVBCT No. 1070Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2017-11-26 13:49:39.083
New South Wales Government Railway 1070 is a 7 ton self propelled crane first in service in May 1928. When withdrawn it was purchased for Aus$500 joining the Dorrigo railway museum collection. 2013 found it stored at Dorrigo minus boiler.

New South Wales Government Railways 4wVBCT No. 1075Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2017-11-26 13:48:09.427
New South Wales Government Railway 1075 is a self propelled crane first in service in June 1925. In 1934 it was transferred from the Way & Works department to the Mechanical department who converted it to a coal grab. When withdrawn was purchased for Aus $400 joining the Dorrigo railway museum collection. 2013 found it stored at Dorrigo minus boiler.

Port of Bristol Authority 4wVBCT No. UnknownPosted by: Robin R Beck on 2017-11-26 13:44:58.82
A self propelled crane built 1917 and spent its working life at Avonmouth docks near Bristol. In 1974 it was bought back by Coles and restored to working order. Now on display at Beamish.

Hexham Engineering Pty. 4wVBCT No. UnknownPosted by: Robin R Beck on 2017-11-26 13:43:39.86
I cannot find any history for this self propelled self propelled steam crane. The piston cover is marked Appleby Limited, Leicester. This company only traded under this name from 1908 to 1910 so it was probably built between these dates. It was donated by Hexham Engineering Pty. to the Dorrigo railway museum.

Hexham Engineering was a company formed in 1951, a subsidiary of J & A Brown, taking over the running of their Hexham workshops. So its early history was most likely on the Hexham colliery railway owned by Browns. 2013 found it stored at Dorrigo minus boiler. There is a good chance Dorrigo removed all small boilers to place in dry storage as all their large locomotives boilers are sealed and oiled to preserve them.


New South Wales Government Railways 4wVBCT No. 1064Posted by: Robin R Beck on 2017-11-26 13:38:41.397
New South Wales Government Railway 1064 is a 3 ton self propelled coal grab which entered service in August 1918. Originally numbered LO39, renumbered in 1924 to 1064. This type of crane was used mostly at smaller steam sheds, being used to coal locomotives. 1064 was withdrawn in 1971 and joined the Enfield museum collection. It moved to Thirlmere when the Enfield museum closed. In 2008 a start was made on restoring this loco. It was back in service in 2010 and has been used coaling Thirlmere steam fleet. 2015 found its boiler removed and being overhauled.

London Midland & Scottish Railway 4-6-2 No. 6233 46233 'Duchess of Sutherland'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-11-25 09:16:19.123
No. 46233 "Duchess of Sutherland" was meant to be out on the mainline over the Christmas season but due to a cracked large flue its been taken out of service for repairs and its winter maintenance early. It will be back on the mainline in March 2018 where it will be repainted back to its 1938 LMS Maroon livery as 6233.

Stockholm Nord Strassenbahn 0-4-0T No. 7Posted by: ahsgren@telia.com on 2017-11-25 01:09:47.717
As the engine has been standing within the factory premises all fittings and brass parts are still on the engine.

HELC 0-4-0T No. 3Posted by: Bob Yost, owner on 2017-11-24 20:36:29.793
Can give you information on Construction no. 5939. Best way to contact me is via text message or phone call at 907-223-2669. Not computer literate, working on restoring to close to original condition. Can also work on getting photos sent to you as well.
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