Steve Widdowson

  • Former Wadebridge pannier welcomed back by South Devon team

    Former Wadebridge pannier welcomed back by South Devon team

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    FORMER Wadebridge ‘1366’ 0-6-0PT No. 1369 ran its long-awaited first revenue-earning train in slightly more than two years on October 5 at the South Devon Railway.  The diminutive pannier had its first light engine test run on October 3, then double-headed with the 14.35 from Buckfastleigh to Totnes the following day with ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT No.…

  • Diesel days on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway

    Diesel days on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway

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    THE Swindon & Cricklade Railway ran diesel services on Sundays in February.  On the 10th, haulage was provided by ex-BR Departmental 0-6-0DE Ruston & Hornsby No. PWM651, making a special appearance in its 60th year.  It is seen at Taw Valley Halt carting a headboard commemorating well-known and active diesel enthusiast Andrew ‘Brillo’ Wilson, who passed…

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