Vintage Trains restores and cares for a collection of historic steam engines and carriages at the Locomotive Works in Tyseley, preserving traditional skills and ensuring steam locomotives
from a bygone era remain in everyday service for people to enjoy.
A LIGHTNING-quick steam locomotive
that thrills rail fans and has been seen on the big screen will soon carry passengers across Greater Manchester.
Tanfield Railway director, David Watchman, said: "It's almost 195 years since the first steam locomotives
were built in Forth Banks and looking at the city now it's hard to believe that literally thousands of engines were constructed there and dispatched to every corner of the globe.
Over time, I stopped seeing those steam locomotives
THE world's most famous steam locomotive
- the Flying Scotsman - rolled into Birmingham's Tyseley Locomotive Works this week as it tours the country.
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the death of steam locomotive
engineer Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley CBE, who was president ofthe IMechE in 1936.
A steam locomotive
built more than 80 years ago will pull a train for the first time after its restoration in Bulgaria next weekend, the countryas state railways company BDZ announced on Sunday.
Prior to 1950, boilers for steam locomotives
were built in the United States using primarily lower carbon steel products.
Perhaps some Farm Collector readers might like to know about Baker's involvement with steam locomotives
dominated railway travel from their beginnings in the early 19th century until diesel and electric railways took over in the mid-20th century; in 1951, diesel had taken over, and this Worcester site was for sale.
00 Six Special Steam Trains - Autumn Great Gathering Departs 28 October 2013 A second chance to see all six surviving A4 class steam locomotives
to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Steam Train Mallard's unbeaten world record as the fastest steam locomotive
of all time
The special anniversary train, using steam locomotives
from the original event, will retrace the route of the 1968 "15 Guinea Special", on Sunday, August 11.
As the years passed, steam locomotives
became ever more powerful and efficient, culminating in the record run of the LNER locomotive Mallard, which hit a speed of 126mph in 1938.
The BBC television series The Genius of Invention, broadcast last month, rightly acclaimed the Cornishman for making the vital breakthrough - first in developing high-pressure steam engines and then in giving the world steam locomotives
Five films trace the story of steam locomotives
from the 1920s to the 1960s using little seen archive footage on dvd for the first time.