Having completed trials with the A3 the LNER Board gave Sir Nigel Gresley the go-ahead to create the iconic "Silver Jubilee" streamlined trains and the Class A4 was born. Now Gresley had to bring all of his experience and research together and prove that his theories would work. Read on to find out more.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
For the first part of the 20th century the railways had been the king of travel however in the 1930s they were beginning to see increased competition from the rise of new road infrastructure, an increase in popularity of the motorcar and the new marvel of the age - air travel. It was clear that train services between the major cities had to be faster, more reliable, and more comfortable in order to compete. It is in this challenging period that the story of the A4 locomotive begins. Read on to find out more.
Monday, 20 May 2013
Friday, 17 May 2013
The world locomotives and railways are often represented in the news for better or for worse. Our papers and evening news shows regularly feature stories of new tracks being laid, travel disruption or an old station getting a shiny new facelift. Sometimes however it is the little stories about individuals which really capture our imagination. The tales of how people express their passion and love of all things rail. This week two such stories caught our interest - Christopher Parker the man who turned his shed into a signal box and Robert Burdock the model train enthusiast whose beloved train set in the loft is so big it breaches building regulations. Read on to find out more about their stories.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
The diminutive Class 3F ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0 tank engine, designed by Henry Fowler and based on the Midland Railway Class 2441, is now available for Train Simulator in a number of LMS and BR liveries. Read on to find out more
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Over the coming months we have a ton of new content planned to keep you guys entertained throughout the summer, read on to have a look into some of what we have lined up.