Steaming

The world record breaking Class 4 locomotive ‘Mallard’ was pulled, under steam, by her sister locomotive ‘Union of South Africa’ earlier today as they made the journey from National Railway Museum in York to their other site, the National Railway Museum in Shildon (called Locomotive) in County Durham. The journey to Shildon comes in advanceContinue reading “Steaming”

The Great Gathering

The ‘Great Gathering’ event held at the National Railway Museum in York marks the 75 year anniversary of the steam locomotive Mallard becoming the World’s fastest steam locomotive after its record breaking run in 1938 near Stoke Bank, Grantham where it reached a speed of 126 mph. The Great Gathering also brought Mallard back togetherContinue reading “The Great Gathering”

On the right track

The steam locomotive ‘Dominion of Canada’ arrives at the National Railway Museum on May 29, 2013 in York, England. The locomotive travelled down from the NRM’s sister museum in Shildon in County Durham after undergoing a £37k restoration after being brought over from Canada. It will initially form part of a display with two otherContinue reading “On the right track”

The Jewel in the Valley – A photographic exhibition

On Sunday 31st March at the Saltburn School an exhibition begins looking at Saltburn Miniature Railway and the volunteers who keep this classic Saltburn attraction running. For a few months at the beginning of last year I photographed the volunteers of the miniature railway as they maintained the locomotives, the track and generally prepared forContinue reading “The Jewel in the Valley – A photographic exhibition”

Don’t mention the war

Once again the popular Yorkshire War Weekend held at numerous locations throughout North Yorkshire this weekend brought thousands of visitors and participants to the towns and villages scattered around the county. Here are a few pictures from today in Pickering…