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Please be aware that all articles are grouped into monthly pages, so you may need to scroll down a bit to find the selected article once you have reached the appropriate page.

3650 Pictured in private owner blue livery 27 March 2020
Iron Duke   3 April 2020
  Interchangeability of loco parts 9 April 2020
1014 The County Conundrum - There's Lots in a Name 17 April 2020
1363 The Big Thirteen - Lucky for some? 24 April 2020
1466 #MuseumFromHome - 1466, Didcot's Pioneer 30 April 2020
3822 No. 3822 Built to Serve 7 May 2020
  Taking the Water (Locomotive water troughs) 15 May 2020
  A Valve by Any Other Name Could be a Gear 22 May 2020
  We're NOT Going on a Summer Holiday (Locomotive names) 29 May 2020
  Under Pressure (Locomotive boilers) 5 June 2020
1363 1363 - Survivor Extraordinaire 12 June 2020
  Is Everyone All Whyte? (Wheel arrangements - pt 1) 19 June 2020
  Is Everyone Still All Whyte? (Wheel arrangements - pt 2) 26 June 2020
2999 Award Nomination for the Saint 3 July 2020
  Are You Single? (Single wheelers) 10 July 2020
  Decoding an Engine (Shed codes and route availability) 17 July 2020
  Auto Working Wonders 24 July 2020
6023 All Hail the King 31 July 2020
4144 Prairie Pondering, Part One - Primary Prairies 7 August 2020
6106 Prairie Pondering, Part Two - The Prairie GTI 14 August 2020
5572 Prairie Pondering, Part Three - Prairies in the Wild 21 August 2020
  A King-size education for trainspotters (Locomotive names) 28 August 2020
  Lubrication? We Are at a Total Loss... 4 September 2020
  The 'Ten Year Ticket' (Boiler certification) 11 September 2020
1014 1014 ‘County of Glamorgan’ - The TRUE Story 18 September 2020
93 Railmotor Requiem 25 September 2020
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 1 2 October 2020
  Hydrostatic Hyperbole ? (Hydrostatic displacement lubrication) 9 October 2020
  A Tender Behind! (Locomotive Tenders - Part 1) 16 October 2020
  Another Tender Behind (Locomotive Tenders - Part 2) 23 October 2020
08604 Spooky Shunting Spectacular (08 Shunters) 30 October 2020
5322 The Iron Warhorse 6 November 2020
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 2 13 November 2020
  An Injection of Pure Genius (Steam Injectors) 20 November 2020
  A Long Term Round Up (4709, 1014, 7202) 27 November 2020
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 3 4 December 2020
  Chiming with Chimneys 11 December 2020
  A Guest for Christmas (Recollections of Ted Abear) 18 December 2020
  Wonderful Winter Wagons Part 1: Into the Swamp... (Crocodiles) 15 January 2021
  Wonderful Winter Wagons Part 2: A Case of Hay Fever? (Pollens) 22 January 2021
  Wonderful Winter Wagons Part 3: More Ribbit than Rivet? (Toads) 29 January 2021
  Wonderful Winter Wagons Part 4: It’s Go Go on the MOGO but No Go on the ASMO (Car carrying wagons) 5 February 2021
  Working This Out Was A Real (Tractive) Effort! (Calculating Tractive Effort) 12 February 2021
  Actually, Totally Cool! (GWR Automatic Train Control) 19 February 2021
  Going Underground, Going Underground... Part 1 (The GWR and the Metropolitan Railway) 26 February 2021
  Deeper Underground - Part 2 (The GWR, Smithfield Meat Market and Mica Vans) 5 March 2021
  The 10 Things Treasure Trail (Some curious facts about some of our locomotives) 12 March 2021
Fire Fly Broad Gauge Banter Part 1: Broadening Your Horizons? (Gauges and gauge conversion) 19 March 2021
  Broad Gauge Banter Part 2 - This Train Sucks! (The South Devon Railway and the atmospheric system) 26 March 2021
  This is Just Purrfect (A significantly dated review of the GWR's Feline Services Division) 1 April 2021
  The Ten More Things Treasure Hunt (Some curious facts about some of our locomotives) 9 April 2021
1340 The Return of the Little Warrior 16 April 2021
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 4 23 April 2021
22 Busman's Holiday? (The GWR's Diesel Railcars) 23 April 2021
1466 No. 1466 - The Pioneer's Progress 7 May 2021
1338 The Cardiff Connection 14 May 2021
5 Ancient Artefact - Part 1 21 May 2021
5 Ancient Artefact - Part 2 28 May 2021
  (All about locomotive wheels) 4 June 2021
  Luxurious Saloons? Super! (The GWR Super Saloon carriages) 11 June 2021
  Yorkshire Gold in a Didcot Mirror (Comparisons with visiting Lambton Tank locomotive) 18 June 2021
Fire Fly The Lampyridae Legend 25 June 2021
1466 The Pioneer's Progress - Part 2 2 July 2021
  Oh, six two? Part 1 (A survey of 0-6-2 Tank Engines on the GWR, and elsewhere) 9 July 2021
  Oh, six two? Part 2 (A survey of 0-6-2 Tank Engines on the GWR, and elsewhere) 16 July 2021
  The Yanks are coming (The USA S160 class) 23 July 2021
6697 Oh, six two? Part 3 (A survey of 0-6-2 Tank Engines on the GWR, and elsewhere) 30 July 2021
  They Also Served (Locomotives that served the UK in time of war) 6 August 2021
18000 The Turbine Twins (The gas turbine locomotives ordered by the GWR) 13 August 2021
2999 Very Virtuous Vehicles? Part 1 (The Saint Class) 20 August 2021
2999 Very Virtuous Vehicles? Part 2 (The Saint Class) 27 August 2021
2999 Very Virtuous Vehicles? Part 3 (The Saint Class) 3 September 2021
  The ‘Glamorous World’ of Steam Locomotives? (The boiler washout) 10 September 2021
1466 The Pioneer's Progress - Part 3 17 September 2021
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 5 24 September 2021
  Trials and Tribulations - Part 1 (Locomotive exchange trials) 1 October 2021
  Trials and Tribulations - Part 2 (Locomotive exchange trials) 8 October 2021
  Why is That Engine, That Shape? 15 October 2021
  Oh the horror! ... (Some particularly unattractive locomotives!) 22 October 2021
  Oh the horror! Part  2 ... (Some more particularly unattractive locomotives!) 22 October 2021
  Wye were the Kings at Chepstow? (Load testing and the final days of the Kings) 5 November 2021
  Hidden Treasures (The Centenary Carriages and No. 9635) 12 November 2021
 1466 The Pioneer's Progress - Part 4 19 November 2021
  A Priceless Pooch (The Southern Railway Terriers) 26 November 2021
  14:48 Time for a Design Classic (Genesis of the 14xx Class) 3 December 2021
  Hidden Treasures Part 2 (The Dreadnought Coaches) 10 December 2021
  Hot Stuff? (Carriage Steam Heating) 17 December 2021
  A Guest for Christmas 2 - T'was the Night Before Christmas (Further recollections of Ted Abear) 24 December 2021
  Wonderful Winter Wagons: Let's Face The Moosic And Dance! (Milk Tanks and ROTANK) 14 January 2022
  Wonderful Winter Wagons: Old King Coal (Loco Coal wagons and Coal Stage) 21 January 2022
  Wonderful Winter Wagons: Brewing Up Some Smashing Undersea Oddballs? (TEVANs and CORALs) 28 January 2022
  Ready for Inspection? - Part 1 (Inspection Trollies) 4 February 2022
 4079 The Return of The Champion - Chapter 6  11 February 2022
  The Mechanisms of Non-Explosion! (Pressure relief valves and cylinder drain cocks) 18 February 2022
  Ready for Inspection? - Part 2 (Inspection Trollies) 25 February 2022
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 7: Is this a Record? 4 March 2022
1466 The Pioneer's Progress - Part 5 11 March 2022
  Sleepers and Sleepers (Sleeper Coaches, Sleeper Wagons and Sleepers!) 18 March 2022
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 8: A Champion Award? 25 March 2022
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 9: From Defeat to Victory 1 April 2022
4079 The Return of the Champion - Chapter 10: Go for Launch! 8 April 2022
  The Halls of the Mighty - Part 1: Evolution 15 April 2022
5900 The Halls of the Mighty - Part 2: The Classic 22 April 2022
6698 The Halls of the Mighty - Part 3: The Next Generation 29 April 2022
  Oil be All Right (The GWR experiment with oil firing locomotives) 6 May 2022
  Blast Sharpeners, Jumper Tops and Illegal Jimmies (Draughting) 13 May 2022
  GWR Steam on the Road? (GWR Lorries) 20 May 2022
  A Right Royal Round Up (Royal references in the Didcot rolling stock collection) 27 May 2022
  The Great Western Royal Family - No Kings Allowed, Part 1 3 June 2022
 1466 The Pioneer's Progress - Part 6 10 June 2022
  The Great Western Royal Family - No Kings Allowed, Part 2 17 June 2022
  Control Freak?! - Part 1 (GWR locomotive controls - the fireman's side) 24 June 2022
  Control Freak?! - Part 2 (GWR locomotive controls - the driver's side) 1 July 2022
  Cosmetic Wagon Restoration (A programme of work to improve apearances) 8 July 2022
  Brown - Part 1 (Hydras and Lowmacs) 15 July 2022
  Brown - Part 2 - A Nest of Vipers (Pythons) 22 July 2022
  Brown - Part 3 - The GWR's Monstrous Regimant (Monsters) 29 July 2022

 

 

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