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February 2021

Taliesin: Hafod y Llyn: Tony Wright

Lilla and Britomart at Boston Lodge: Stewart Liles

Russell at Ynysfor : Tony Wright

January 2021

Davenport: Dave Webb at Statfold

" Britomart " from a slide taken in 1967 : Jack Sharples

Mountaineer at Tanygrisiau : Gerv Wright

Welsh Pony at Porthmadog : Chris Cooper

December 2020

Hunslet Ladies: Gerv Wright

WHR : Russell : Gerv Wright

Taliesin and Merddin Emrys : Cnicht in cloud : Tony Wright

Taliesin : Boston Lodge: Andy Wilkinson

November 2020

Bala Lake : Tony Wright

Apedale: Geoff Munday

FR : Tony Wright

"Kissack" IoM Railway : Stewart Liles

FR : Tony Wright

October 2020

Hunslet Harold FR : Boston Lodge Works : Chris Cooper

Hudswell Clarke GP39 at Threlkeld : Stewart Liles

Welsh Pony at Tan-y-Bwlch : Chris Cooper

W&LLR Countess : Steve Borszowski

September 2020

No 5 at Minnfordd : Stewart Liles

LYD : Ffestiniog Railway : Alan Poxon

Cloister and Sybil Mary at Statfold in August : Stewart Liles

Bagnall at Threlkeld : Sir Tom runs around the train: Phil Thompson


August 2020

K1 Garratt newly restored: Statfold: Stewart Liles

NDM-6 and Class B, Darjeeling Station : Paul Howard

Ex Abbey Light Railway Kirkstall Leeds : Stewart Liles

Statfold : Orenstein & Koppel No 614 built in 1900 for Pakis Baru

sugar mills in Indonesia : Dave Webb

Statfold : Stewart Liles

July 2020

Night falls a Llanfair : Stewart Liles

Merddin Emrys at Tanybwlch : Tony Wright

North Bay Railway : Alan Poxon

Statfold Goose : Stewart Liles

June 2020

Crossing the Cob: Gerv Wright

Threlkeld : Alan Poxon

Porthmadog : Stewart Liles

Garratt 138 at Pont Ynsferlas : WHR: Tony Wright

Henschel 15968 of 1918 : Stewart Liles

May 2020

A Baldwin 2-8-2 (Mikado), one of 6 supplied in 1946 for the 3’6” gauge Ferrocarril del Sur in Costa Rica. The line was built mainly to haul bananas along the Pacific coast and was finally closed in 1982. I came across this loco abandoned on a short spur at the Northern terminus at Palmar Sur :

Paul Howard.

Shunting Minffordd Yard : Tony Wright

Taliesin pilots Merddin Emrys at Salem : Tony Wright

Boston Lodge : Steve Borszowski

April 2020

Taliesin at Caenarfon : Tony Wright

W&LLR in 1988 : Dave Webb

Threlkeld : Alan Poxon

West Lancs : Stewart Liles

March 2020

Merddin Emrys takes on water at Tan-y-Bwlch : Tony Wright

Maeklong Railway Thailand : Paul Howard

Baldwin 44656 of 1917. After WW1 it saw service on the NW Frontier in the 3rd Anglo-Afghan War : Stewart Liles


February 2020

Tom Rolt : Tallylyn Railway : Tony Wright

Prince and Russell: Ynysfor ; WHR : Gerv Wright

Hunslet 1215 : Snowdon Street Porthmadog : Tony Wright

K1 : Chris Cooper

This loco has now been transferred to Statfold Barn for restoration this year.

January 2020

Works Train FR Baguley-Drewry Castell Criccieth : Steve Smith

Snowdon and Taliesin : Gerv Wright

WHR Waunfawr : Tony Wright

Wellington Cable Car : Funicular 3'3" gauge Railway from Lambton Quay to Kelburn Top [Botanic Gardens] Opened in 1898: originally powered by steam winding engine : Trev Oughton

December 2019

Alco Mountaineer : Tanybwlch 2014 : Andy Wilkinson

Garratt: north of Beddgelert : WHR : Tony Wright

Coaling at Porthmadog: Paul Varey

November 2019

Talyllyn : Geoff Munday

Porthmadog departure: Paul Varey

FR Victorian Weekend : Alan Poxon

Cockerill built No 87 at Dinas WHR : Stewart Liles

October 2019

Glyder [ Barclay No 1994 of 1931 ex Penrhyn Quarries ] at Beamish :

Paul Howard

Approaching Devil's Bridge: VoR: Gerv Wright

Victorian Weekend: Ffestiniog Railway : DLG : Les Lilley

VoR : Gerv Wright

September 2019

Crowle Peatland Railway : Alan Poxon

The Cob : Paul Varey

W&LLR September Gala : Gerv Wright

W&LLR Gala 2019 : Dave Webb

August 2019

Mallet No 11 storms into Obersizzen with the Vulcan express on the Brohltalbahn railway in Germany : Stuart Mackay

Vale of Rheidol : Approaching Devil's Bridge : Gerv Wright

Talyllyn: Stewart Liles

Vale of Rheidol : Gerv Wright

Taliesin at Ynysfor : Tony Wright

July 2019

WHR Gala : Chaloner : Tony Wright

Chakas Kraal No 6 and Tourska at Toddington : Gerv Wright

Russell and Prince at Hafod y Llyn : Tony Wright

Loading up at Statfold Barn: Dave Webb

No 3 Ripon and District : Dave Webb

June 2019

What a Train!  What a Landscape!  What a Day! Geoff Munday 

Friday June 21st:  At the end of its first day in revenue-earning passenger service on the old W H R for over 80 years, Russell heads back down Aberglaslyn Pass from Beddgelert with a train of ex-W H R stock, on an evening special as part of the FR/WHHR ‘Past, Present and Future’ weekend.

"Driver Experience" Tallylyn Railway : Paul Howard

Some spectacular steam effects : Harz : Gerv Wright

The final run at Adrian Shooter's garden line: Stuart Mackay

May 2019

Statfold Barn: Stewart Liles

New build LYN climbing the bank towards Woody Bay : Lynton and Barnstaple : Stuart Mackay

Spring primroses at Tanybwlch : Andy Wilkinson

April 2019

WD 303 raising steam at Statfold : Stewart Liles

Towyn: Stewart Liles

Departure from Towyn : Alan Poxon

DLG at Blaenau Ffestiniog : Andy Wilkinson

Jack : Stewart Liles at Statfold

March 2019

Two Fairbanks-Morse speeders supplied to the US army. They had no clutch so couldn't be operated slowly : Stewart Liles at Apedale.

How about a loco from Leeds UNDER a mountain?
Picture the scene: I'd driven half way across Europe for a trip or two on a narrow gauge railway operating steam trains on normal scheduled services.  As the train pulled away from a small halt, I spied a collection of NG railway equipment parked under an opened-sided shed.  A visit the next day revealed a Greenbat operating a tour into a "Steinkohl" mine.  It was an interesting tour on the railway underground - the Erlebniswelt Rabensteiner Stollen : Phil Thompson

At Mayrhofen on the Zillertalbahn, the daily steam service runs around its train ready for the return run.  Looks like it's being fired with a collection of old boots! Phil Thompson

On the Brohltalbahn, this beautifully-turned out Mallet tank heads the morning service out of Brohl-Lutzing.  At Oberzissen, two-thirds of the way along the route, two diesels take over, working hard to haul the train up to the top of the hill at Engeln - with gradients as steep as 1 in 20 :

Phil Thompson

February 2019

The Brocken is a mountain slightly higher than Snowdon, yet the railway gradient to the top isn't the steepest on the Harz system and there's space for three long trains at the top!  In the background, the once-a-day "Traditionszug" waits to return to Wernigerode whilst the normal service train arrives from Drei Annen Hohne :

Phil Thompson

Southwold Railway : Trev Oughton

"Leader" Kerr-Stuart Brazil Class 0-4-2ST No 926 of 1905 : Sittingbourne and Kemsley Railway : Stewart Liles

Tom Rolt :Tallylyn : Geoff Munday

January 2019

FR: Harbour Bridge NG G16 No 138: Alan Poxon

0-6-2RT 8003 manufactured by Cail in 1891. Odontotos Rack Railway Greece: Andy Wilcock

Coaling and service after last trip of the day : Porthmadog : Andy Wilkinson

10hp Baguley No 760 ordered by the Board of Trade Timber Supplies Dept in 1918 : Stewart Liles

Last Santa train of 2018 crosses Britannia Bridge : Andy Wilkinson

December 2018

Chaka's Kraal No6 : Hunslet 2075 of 1940 supplied to Chaka's Kraal Sugar Estates Natal, South Africa : WHR : Gerv Wright

Alice :Bala: Stewart Liles

Llanfair W&LLR : one lump or two? Steve Borszowski

Coonoor Station, Nilgiri Railway, India: Paul Howard

Two of the oil fired SLM (Swiss Locomotive and Machine works) X class 0-8-2 metre gauge rack drive locos. Built between 1925 and 1952, the high pressure cylinders drive the adhesion wheels, the low pressure cylinders drive the rack wheels.


November 2018

Castleton Light Railway : North Yorkshire : Stewart Liles

Last Vehicle : Chris Cooper

New livery for Harlech Castle: FR: Andy Wilkinson

October 2018

Garratt 143 leaving Boston Lodge new carriage sheds: Alan Poxon

Alan Keef VB tram built for Telford Town Park Tramway and now resident at Telford Steam Railway : Alan Poxon

Towards Boston Lodge from Ferris Wheel : FR Victorian Weekend :

Andy Wilkinson

Inside Boston Lodge : Steve Borszowski

Running repairs : Baldwin 4-6-0 w/n 44656 1917 L.R. 778 :

Apedale : Lyndon Smith

September 2018

North Ings Farm : Alan Poxon ..ex East Anglia Water Ruston

and from Stuart Mackay...very similar small diesels....

Llanfair WLLR : Dave Webb

Corris Superpower! : O&K 0-4-0DH No 25721 Built 1957 : Nick Midgley


August 2018

David Lloyd George near Tanygrisiau : Stuart Mackay

Get the best view: Travelling in style on the Bernina Express Switzerland: Michael Bastow

Talyllyn : Steve Smith


July 2018

The ultimate Garden Railway : Beeches LR Oxfordshire: Stewart Liles

Tracks to the Trenches : Apedale : Alan Poxon

HE 1215 of 1916 at Apedale : Stewart Liles

Corris No 7 : Alan Poxon

Busy Porthmadog : Hunslet 125 celebration: Tony Wright

June 2018

Isibutu at Statfold : Alan Poxon

Sybil Mary at Statfold : Tony Wright

Fenella on the climb from Douglas to Port Soderick : Gerv Wright

Fenella at Castletown

Maid Marion and Alice at Bala : Stewart Liles

May 2018

Reflections at Statfold : Tony Wright

Woody Bay : Lynton and Barnstaple Railway : Steve Smith

and those beautiful coaches : Chris Cooper

Dolbadarn at Llanberris Lake Railway : Stewart Liles

David Lloyd George looking resplendent at Porthmadog: Alan Poxon

April 2018

FR Baldwin diesel " Moelwyn " with Van No 1 at Minfford: Andy Wilkinson

Drewry shunting at Woody Bay : L&B : Chris Cooper

Preparing the Bagnall and Peckett : Paul Howard: Statfold 2018

March 2018

Bala Lake Railway: Hunslet "Holy War" : Alan Poxon

K1 takes on water at Rhyd Ddu WHR : Tony Wright

Victorian livery: Chris Cooper

Prince enjoying the winter sunshine: FR Porthmadog: Dave Webb

Repairing No 14 at Welshpool Raven Square : Tony Wright

February 2018

Bala Lake : Alice : a view from the footplate : Stewart Liles

Earl of Merioneth leaving Porthmadog: Tony Wright

Tallylyn Wharf Station : Geoff Munday

Lilla and Britomart at Boston Lodge : Stewart Liles

January 2018

K1 Garratt pilots "Vale of Ffestiniog" on the WHR : Tony Wright

Talyllyn spring sunshine : Geoff Munday

NGG16 at Harbour : Paul Howard

Remember those warm summer days? Statfold Garden line: Tony Wright

Earl of Merioneth leaves Porthmadog : Andy Wilkinson


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