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Creekmore Park Railway 4-6-2 No. 999Posted by: Doug Bailey on 2017-05-12 09:09:51.583
This 15" gauge park locomotive was operational until 2016 when it suffered a tube failure. It is currently out of service, awaiting repairs.

Grootvlei Mines (SAR) 4-8-2T No. 196Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-05-11 12:49:15.013
The South African Glasgow built Dubs Tank No. 196 has had some cosmetic work carried out at the Mizens Railway as it has been repainted in to South African Railways Black livery for a few months. It will be painted back to the green livery of the Natal Railways in late summer.

Soniat & Deblieu Climax - 2 truck No. UnknownPosted by: ILFORD on 2017-05-10 18:28:10.98
My records are Soniat & De Bliux, No B 3937.

Norfolk & Western Railway 4-8-0 No. 433Posted by: on 2017-05-10 11:21:55.033
433 is currently in good condition, but could use a wash as she is covered in dust. An interesting story is, during her tenure as the Bristol switcher, she was sent as a helper with 382 and one of the other Creeper regulars for a ballast train. The trip was made famous as 433 was uncoupled in White Top and ran tender back to Abingdon. A rare feat to run an engine tender first for a 30 mile run.

British Railways 2-6-4T No. 80078Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-05-09 14:53:06.56
80078 has been steamed and moved under its own power on a pice of track at Sonic Rail in Burnham on Crouch. The 4MT Tank is soon to be moved to Mangapps Railway for running in and will then go on hire to other preserved railways round the UK.

Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT No. 1369Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-05-09 14:32:58.94
1369 has worked its final trains today at the South Devon Railway in very surprising modern GWR Green livery with yellow buffer beams. The loco has now been withdrawn from service to under go its 10 year overhaul.

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 35028 'Clan Line'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-05-08 15:38:19.997
35028 "Clan Line" is nearing the end of its latest overhaul as the Bulleid Merchant Navy pacific will soon be doing mainline test runs from possibly Crewe to Chester and back.

War Department 2-10-0 No. 90775 Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-05-08 15:22:36.29
90775 has passed its steam tests and has moved under its own steam for the first time in over 7 years. The Dub Dee will be doing running in trials before entering traffic at the North Norfolk Railway in the summer.

NCB Twechar Colliery 0-6-0T No. 1 'Lord Roberts'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-05-08 15:15:41.38
The former NCB Twechar Colliery Neilson Reid & Co. built 0-6-0T "Lord Roberts" aka Thomas The Tank Engine has made a successful steaming and moved for the first time after completion of its 3 year overhaul and will soon entering traffic at the Bo ness and Kinneil Railway.

Western & Atlantic RR 4-4-0 No. 49Posted by: on 2017-05-07 16:14:05.083
Texas has made it back to the Atlanta History Museum. Please change location to Atlanta.

Traintown Railroad 4-6-4 No. 5212Posted by: ILFORD on 2017-05-06 12:00:28.257
Built by Paul Kiefer. Loco is a replica of NYC 5212 (Alco in 1937)

BAD Great Northern Railway 4-4-0 No. 102 "Big Bubba"Posted by: ILFORD on 2017-05-06 11:42:03.767
Built by D Moeller.

Wil. B. Isaacs 0-4-4T No. UnknownPosted by: ILFORD on 2017-05-06 11:33:24.867
Gauge is 36 inches, built by HKP 843 in 1888 and has rear bogie missing. In May 2012 the loco was not on site, has it now returned.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR 2-6-6-2 No. 1309Posted by: on 2017-05-02 12:19:33.643
The return of 1309 has been delayed. The crew has no more funding at the moment and has temporarily put the restoration on halt. Hopefully, it will not be long before more funds are put to the restoration and 1309 will be back soon.

Lake Superior & Ishpeming RR 2-8-0 No. 34Posted by: on 2017-05-02 12:17:44.41
As of April of 2016, 734 has been out of service to prepare for her 1,472 day inspection. It is expected to take some time with 1309 expected to return to steam soon.

New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR 2-8-2 No. 624Posted by: on 2017-05-02 11:42:24.9
As of right now, the Fort Wayne group will only be performing a cosmetic restoration on 624, but a future operational restoration has not been ruled out.

Flagg Coal Co. 0-4-0T No. 75Posted by: on 2017-05-02 11:39:45.09
75 has been out of service for his 15-year inspection. The work will start as soon as Jeddo Coal 85 is steaming again.

Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers 0-6-0T No. 47160 'Cunarder'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-04-30 06:08:50.543
The former Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Hunslet built 0-6-0ST "Cunarder" is as far as I know still being overhauled at the private site in Poole, Dorset. Its being rebuilt to as it was first built as a saddle tank locomotive and is planned to go on spot hire work to other preserved railways around the UK. Tho I did read in Steam Railway Magazine a few years ago that it was planned to base the loco at the North Dorset Railway Trust base at Shillingston? Its unknown when it will be back in steam by?

Great Western Railway 2-8-0 No. 2859Posted by: Joshua on 2017-04-28 11:11:42.6
Is she still for sale ? !

Western & Atlantic RR 4-4-0 No. 49Posted by: on 2017-04-28 10:03:53.323
Texas has finished her cosmetic restoration. She was unveiled next to Lehigh Valley 126 and 611 at the Bob Julian Roundhouse today. Her number however is now 12. Was this perhaps her original number?

Hawaiian Railway Company 2-4-2T No. 4Posted by: hunter on 2017-04-27 10:52:15.547
She looks restorable, I mean her boiler is in good shape and it would be a good light freight locomotive

Sons of Gwalia Gold Mine 0-6-2T No. "Midland"Posted by: Robert Alexander on 2017-04-26 19:01:05.7
Some details of "Midland". Initially known as "KEN" being an acronym of three directors of the company, (Messrs. Kluge, Edquist & Newman).Name changed on arrival to follow company practice of naming their locomotives after the manufacturers. Cyls: 9.5"x 12",D.Wh.: 24", T.Wh.:20", Grate: 7.5 sq.ft., Tubes: 289 sq.ft.,Firebox: 32 sq.ft. Total: 321 sq.ft.,B.Pr.: 200 psi, W.O.:14 tons, Ad.Wt.: 9.75 tons, T.E. @ 80% = 7,220 lbs., Fuel: Wood,0.5 tons, Water: 350 galls. (Long tons & Imp.galls.) Displayed under cover as "KEN" at Gwalia Historical Museum. Specs. from "Gwalia Loco Notes" by John Browning & David Whiteford, Light Railways Mag.Oct.1994, I took a photo of it on August, 2016, will try and submit it.

SIR 2-6-4T No. 37156 (11)Posted by: Robert Sweet on 2017-04-25 19:27:17.117
SIR PT 11 is displayed with its 1957 number PT 37156. The engine is a 2-6-4T.

Southern Railway 2-6-0 No. 31806Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-04-25 15:13:51.56
The U Class No. 31806 is currently at Herston works undergoing a bottom end overhaul and a repaint and in a surprise move it is being fitted with equipment to run on the mainline, which includes GSMR, OTMR, AWS and TPWS.

Great Northern Railway 0-6-2T No. 1744 69523Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-04-25 13:20:05.547
N2 Tank No. 1744 is still at Tyesley Locomotive Works still under repairs and being set up for mainline running still but will soon move to the North Norfolk Railway where it will be staying on a three year period there.

Dinorwic Quarries 0-4-0ST No. 'George B'Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-04-24 14:05:34.917
The little quarry Hunslet "George B" has entered service at the Bala Lake Railway over the weekend following completion of its restoration.

Assiniboine Park RR 4-4-0 No. 1867Posted by: ILFORD on 2017-04-24 13:47:03.81
Construction number 13524.

Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4T No. 1Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-04-24 12:15:16.017
Met No. 1 has gone on loan to the Epping Ongar Railway for the summer season there.

War Department 0-6-0ST No. 75178Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-04-24 12:06:24.787
War Department No. 75178 was steamed for the very first time since leaving the National Coal Board in the 1970s over last weekend at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Its restoration is now completed and the loco has been painted in WD Green livery and will soon be doing test runs before it enters traffic in the summer.

Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway 2-8-0 No. 88 13808 53808Posted by: Russell Newman on 2017-04-24 12:01:38.713
The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway 7F No. 53808 is to be a replacement for Back 5 45305 at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for there Cotswold Festival of Steam gala on May 27-29.
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