A Perfect Day

Last Thursday I set off for my normal volunteering duties at Rowsley and was pleasantly surprised at how light the traffic was. A good and productive day was had in the carriage shed with the always welcome bit of socialising and putting the world to rights. Then off to Tideswell for some delicious fish and . . . → Read More: A Perfect Day

Who Ya Gonna Call? Tankbusters!

Here’s the thing, we want the lovely LMS Period 1 Third Open 7828 we’re working on to have working toilets, but with Period 1 and 2 coaches you have to scramble up on the roof with a hose to fill the tanks, not a good idea. So we brainstormed a low level filling system – . . . → Read More: Who Ya Gonna Call? Tankbusters!

14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

November 2013 saw the return to the annual carriage restorers convention to the National Railway Museum at York.

Stathis Tsolis of the NRM welcomes delegates to the 14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

The weekend was focused around a number of presentations and practical demonstrations, along with networking opportunities and access to some of the heritage . . . → Read More: 14th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q3 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the 3rd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the 1st and 2nd editions. If I have missed any groups out or if you have any information to add . . . → Read More: Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q3 2013

Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q2 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the (slightly late) 2nd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the first edition. If I have missed any groups out please do let me know, either by leaving . . . → Read More: Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q2 2013

Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q1 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

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Bluebell Railway — Carriage & wagon works news — GWR 87782 open wagon.

Gwili Vintage Carriage Group — 26 Mar — Taff Vale No 28 Project.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway — Carriage & Wagon News January 2013 . . . → Read More: Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q1 2013

Atmosphere

Just thought I would share one of Alan Taylor’s atmospheric early morning shots.

Dave Winter

Atmosphere! by Alan Taylor

 

13th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

October 2012 saw the return of the Bluebell Railway Carriage & Wagon department as host to the 13th Carriage Restorers’ Convention. This has become an annual event where rolling stock groups and owners from Heritage Railways across the country congregate to share skills and ideas, and to partake in the ever important networking and catching . . . → Read More: 13th Carriage Restorers’ Convention