Great Western Railway 2-8-0T No. 5239 “Goliath”

Copyright (C) Phil Horton

October 22nd, 2017
No. 5239 “Goliath” has now arrived at the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore for its overhaul there in the coming years.

— Russell Newman

Imperial Chemical Industries 0-4-0T No. RS8

Copyright (C) Robin R. Beck

In May of 2014 Robin R. Beck posted the following information about this locomotive:
Avonside works number 1913 was built in 1923 and was later converted to a 0-4-0DM by ICI at their South Central Workshops, Tunstead.

This loco is preserved at the National Stone Centre, Winksworth, Derbyshire. It is stored outside.

Further news of this locomotive came from Pete Briddon on October 13th, 2017:

This loco left the National Stone Centre in June 2016. It is currently the subject of a joint restoration between its owners and Tarmac, the successors to ICI at Tunstead. It is being restored in its disel-hydraulic format

London & South Western Railway 4-4-0 No. 120 30120

Copyright (C) Phil Horton

October 11th, 2017
The NRM’s LSWR T9 No. 30120 has had some problems with its cylinder block and has not been running at the Swanage Railway since it arrived there in August. But the NRM is sorting out the problem to get 30120 running again as there examining what can be done. But the loco will now be staying at the Swanage Railway in Dorset for now as it will not be returning to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.

— Russell Newman

NCB Valleyfield Colliery 0-4-0ST No. 53

Copyright (C) Royston Morris

October 9th, 2017
Still at this location 08/10/2017

— Dave Crawley

November 29th, 2015
One of four locos still reported in this scrap yard. According to ‘Steam Railway’ magazine it was withdrawn from service as long ago as the 1960s and has been in scrap yards ever since. Recent photos show a fairly complete loco but steadily advancing rust, as you can, no doubt imagine.
— Steve Frost

Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 34039 ‘Boscastle’

Copyright (C) Phil Horton

October 8th, 2017
I was down at the Great Central Railway yesterday where I met a guy involved in 34039. Who told me the all of the bottom end of the locomotive is all complete and all the work now is being turned to the boiler as it needs a new inner steel firebox fitted. The loco should be back in by 2020.

— Russell Newman