Isambard Kingdom Brunel

  • Four centuries on… Mayflower to honour the Mayflower

    Four centuries on… Mayflower to honour the Mayflower

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    DAVID Buck’s Thompson ‘B1’ 4-6-0 No. 61306 Mayflower will pay homage to the ship of the same name next September when it heads a commemorative railtour from London to Plymouth and Penzance to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers to the Americas. Steam Dreams’ ‘Mayflower 400’ will leave London Paddington at…

  • Paddington hosts HST farewell

    Paddington hosts HST farewell

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    After almost 44 years of sterling service, the InterCity 125 – which transformed long-distance travel for British Rail – has ended its association with London Paddington.

  • In 1950 Leo helped build Clun Castle: now he rides behind it!

    In 1950 Leo helped build Clun Castle: now he rides behind it!

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    FOR 68 years, Leo Leeney kept a very dark secret all to himself. During his five years with the Royal Engineers, Leo served a three-year apprenticeship as a boilersmith. That work would see him labouring inside the blackest interiors of brand new boilers, riveting them, with only a pair of earmuffs to drown out the…

  • Coming home to the Cotswold Line

    Coming home to the Cotswold Line

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    Running east to west through the heart of the country through rolling landscape is the Oxford to Hereford line. Stephen Roberts takes a trip over a route which operates with a mix of single- and double-track, manual and electric signalling, and now a mix of old and new trains. It was like coming home. My…

  • Great Steam Engineers of the 19th century: Part Four

    Great Steam Engineers of the 19th century: Part Four

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    In the 1850s, railway companies grew bigger through new construction and mergers.

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