Tag Archives: steam

Flying Scotsman Trips in 2021

Once again, the Flying Scotsman programme of trips in 2021 is dominated by her two primary steam tour operators: Steam Dreams Rail Co (SDR) and The Railway Touring Company (RTC), offering the rare chance of travelling behind this iconic engine in full steam on the mainline and...

Luxury Train to the Grand Canyon

From tomorrow there’s a new way to travel to the Grand Canyon in style. The Rail Baron Charter, a private luxury train comprised of three 1940s and 1950s railcars, will be operating on the Grand Canyon Railway. The train set comprises The Kansas – a rear open-aired...

Illuminated Steam Train

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will be running a magical illuminated steam train in the build up to Christmas. Not only will the Northern Lights Express be lit up, but so too will be parts of the forest that it runs through. https://mechtraveller.com/Extracurricular/Northern_Lights_Express.mp4   The spectacular...

Big Boy Rolls Again

On Tuesday night, the world’s largest steam locomotive, Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. X4014, returned to life¹, and yesterday it made its first test run in preparation for a steam locomotive “race” starting tomorrow. Both of Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotives – Big Boy No. 4014 and...

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