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A cold New Year Steam Event on the Battlefield Line


Popped over to Shackerstone and Market Bosworth at the weekend to take some recordings at the Battlefield Line’s Start of the Year event. It was a cold drizzly day but a warming cuppa and tea cake in the Victorian Buffet soon put things right. Two locomotives were in action on the day, G.W.R Collett 2251 Class 0-6-0 No.3205, incidentally,  on its last appearance before a return to the South Devon Railway and The Furness Railway Trust’s Austerity 0-6-0ST ‘Cumbria’. The Austerity  had a spot of bother and spent some time in the shed before getting out on the line and performing some stirling work with the long rake of coaches. Enjoy.


New recording added ‘Black Five’ and ‘9F’ on the Great Central Railway


I Spent an enjoyable day taking photos and recording at Quorn and Woodhouse on the Great Central Railway. Two steam locomotives were in service, running Christmas trains, namely L.M.S Class 5 ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 No.45305 and BR Standard Class ‘9F’ 2-10-0 No.92214.

New Recordings added..


I have uploaded sounds of todays ‘Last Hurrah’ event on the Great Central Railway. It was a freezing cold day at the GCRs special event and the wind chill was face numbing but there were still crowds of enthusiasts braving the weather. I Hope you enjoy the sounds of British Steam at work.

New Recording added: ‘Black Five’ on the Great Central Railway at Quorn and Woodhouse

Some sounds of L.M.S Class 5 ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 No.45305 at Quorn and Woodhouse station last weekend.

recording the great central railway at quorn and woodhouse station (45)

New recording added ‘At the Great Central Railways Autumn Steam Gala’


L.M.S Class ‘3F’ ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0T No.47406 and G.W.R ‘Hall’ Class 4-6-0 No.6990 ‘Witherslack Hall’ are heard at the Great Central Railways Autumn Steam Gala.

New Recording added ‘British Railways 4MT 2-6-0 No.76084 at the North Norfolk Railway At Weybourne’

Latest recording from this weekend at the North Norfolk Railway. British Railways ‘4MT’ 2-6-0 No.76084 at Weybourne.

recording at weybourne station (20)


Black Prince on the North Norfolk Railway at Weybourne has been added to latest recordings.

Spent some great days at the North Norfolk Railway this year. Its a great railway and the staff are really friendly.
recording the poppy line at weybourne station (7)

New recording added – LMS Stanier Class ‘5’ at Quorn and Woodhouse on the Great Central Railway

Went to the Great Central Railway last weekend. There was a vintage vehicle display and Beer Festival. Recorded L.M.S Stanier Class ‘5’ 4-6-0 No.45305, Class 24 No.24081 (D5081), Class 26 No.26007, Class 25 No.D5185 ‘Castell Dinas Bran’ and Stanier ‘8F’ class 2-8-0 No.48254.
recording at the great central railway, rothley (1)

New recordings from the Dartmouth Steam Railway have been added to Latest Recordings

Some recordings of GWR Manor’s ‘Lydham Manor’ and ‘Dinmore Manor’ captured on the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Goodrington Sands and Hookhills Viaduct.

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