My best railway blog posts that I know my readers enjoy the most and that they tell me they recommend to their friends:
Exclusive access to Eastleigh Works
I worked at Eastleigh many years ago so I was lucky enough to be invited by an old colleague for an exclusive look around. The works are not normally open to the public but I was allowed to take lots of photos to show you on the blog so that you are getting a virtual tour along with me. It was great to see the range of stock from Bulleid Pacifics to Class 50s.
Relaxing on the Caledonian Sleeper Train
I first used sleeper trains back in the 1970’s when British Rail Mark 1 sleeper carriages were employed. Things were a bit different in those days. Sleeper trains covered a huge network running from North to South and East to West. Now there are not many sleeper trains left. The Caledonian Sleeper is currently undergoing a major revamp and the new compartments bare no resemblance to those of the 1970s.
Do you agree with my list of top ten steam locomotives?
Everyone loves to see if their list compares to mine! What would your top ten steam locomotive list look like? Can you choose just ten and would your friends agree with you?
Uncomfortably squashed – ‘Can’t they add another carriage?’
How many times have you heard someone say ‘why can’t they add another carriage?’ Well, it’s not that easy! railway carriages can be hard to come by and most train operating companies don’t have a spare carriage or two lying around just waiting to be used. Here’s the technical answer you need to give them!
We need to restore railway branch lines
I’m on a bit of a campaign here and I know many people agree with me. I think that certain branch lines are absolute priority for re-opening and there is an economic case to support this. Maybe there’s a line near you that you think it’s just common sense to re-open. The post discusses one branch line that I think should be re-opened for sure. Can you add to the comments on that post with the line that you think should be re-opened?
5 key areas to address to make your model railway realistic
As well as my involvement in both heritage and modern railways, I’m also a model railway builder. I like my railway to look realistic and think that the devil’s in the detail! Find out the five things I think that you need to do and why so that your model railway looks realistic.