58 years since “The Reshaping British Railways” – the Beeching report

It is fifty eight years to the day when Dr Richard Beeching's report "The Reshaping of British Railways" was officially published on the 27th March 1963. This is a sneaky repeat post from eight years ago on the fiftieth anniversary, buts its still spoken about, with many opinions to this to this day, and currently … Continue reading 58 years since “The Reshaping British Railways” – the Beeching report

56 years since “The Reshaping British Railways” – the Beeching report

It is fifty six years to the day when Dr Richard Beeching's report "The Reshaping of British Railways" was officially published on the 27th March 1963. This is a sneaky repeat post from six years ago on the fiftieth anniversary, buts its still spoken about, with many opinions to this  to this day, so my … Continue reading 56 years since “The Reshaping British Railways” – the Beeching report

35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co. Steams into to spring and summer #Bulleidbrilliance

This Month sees restored Bulleid pacific 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co. return to regular steam on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWSR) following the completion of her restoration and return to service last year.  So far this year she has already run during March for a series of Private Charter trains in conjunction with the Cheltenham Races Festival, … Continue reading 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co. Steams into to spring and summer #Bulleidbrilliance

50 years since “The Reshaping British Railways” – the Beeching report

It is fifty years to the day when Dr Richard Beeching's report "The Reshaping of British Railways" was officially published on the 27th March 1963. Beeching was at the time Chairman of the British Railways Board. The report identified 2,363 stations and 5,000 miles of railway line for closure, 55% of stations and 30% of … Continue reading 50 years since “The Reshaping British Railways” – the Beeching report

Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’…Done!

Following on from my post Schools class 925 'Cheltenham Steams again I am please to report that The National Railway Museums SR Maunsell designed 4-4-0 Schools class No. 925 ‘Cheltenham’ has now emerged into the sunshine at Eastleigh Works fully painted in Bulleid post war malachite livery. A picture of her can be found here on the … Continue reading Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’…Done!

Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’ Steams again

The National Railway Museums SR Maunsell designed 4-4-0 Schools class No. 925 'Cheltenham' is nearing the final stages of its overhaul by a team from the Mid Hants Railway talking place at one of the Southern Railways spiritual homes Eastleigh Works.  She steamed and moved under her own power again earlier this week. Once final … Continue reading Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’ Steams again