It is now over 200 years since the world’s first steam railway locomotive made its maiden voyage along a primitive plateway in South Wales – in 1804 Richard Trevithick’s high-pressure steam locomotive successfully hauled a loaded train a distance of nine miles at an average speed of two mph.
Our latest book of the week is a follow up to Kelly’s memoir published in 2008 and digs even deeper into the day-to-day details of an unexperienced 15 year old thrown into the uncompromising world of working men.
On the day the Queen celebrates her 96th birthday, the Severn Valley Railway announced that it is partnering with leading British model company Hornby to produce a limited edition collector’s model of a locomotive with a very special royal connection.
The Mid Norfolk Railway is running a static Mother’s Day event this year at Dereham station, as unfortunately, over-running engineering works mean that the planned start of passenger services has had to be delayed.
When most people think about the birth of the steam locomotive, they think of Robert Stephenson’s famous Rocket – but that engine followed more than 20 years of development during the late Georgian era.
The life and work of an ingenious engineer, Colonel Stephens, who inspired Britain’s preserved railway sector is celebrated in a new publication written by Heritage Railway magazine editor Robin Jones.