USA Transportation Corps (USATC)

  • Phase 1 of Churnet Valley’s Leek extension opens for passengers

    Phase 1 of Churnet Valley’s Leek extension opens for passengers

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    THE initial 659ft of the Churnet Valley Railway’s (CVR) £1million extension to Leek carried its first passengers on October 11, just 48 hours after the first track panels went down. Greg Wilson’s USATC ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 5197 had the honour of hauling the first train full of invited guests over the £40,000 extension from Leek…

  • Maroon ‘S160’ returns to NYMR after overhaul

    Maroon ‘S160’ returns to NYMR after overhaul

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    BALDWIN ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 has returned to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) after a major 2½-year rebuild by Northern Steam Engineering at Stockton.  It arrived at New Bridge Yard on February 13 sporting an attractive lined maroon livery.  On February 20 it was hauled from Pickering to Grosmont, where the overhaul will be completed…

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