TRAIN ARRIVES AT EARLS COURT A steam-hauled passenger train ran through part of the Metropolitan Railway tunnels for the first time since 1905. The rare event, a closely-guarded secret, occurred shortly after 1am on Sunday December 16, as part of the build-up to the 2013 celebrations marking 150 years of the Met. Newly-overhauled Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4T No. 1 is seen arriving at Earl’s Court station to pick up around 30 invited guests, carried in restored Met coach No. 353. The train consisted of Met No. 1, still unlined following its restoration by Bill Parker’s Flour Mill workshops at Bream in the Forest of Dean, followed by the former Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway coach, a low-sided wagon carrying spare plastic containers of water, with vintage Met electric Bo-Bo No. 12 Sarah Siddons on the back. For the planned public steam runs over the District and Circle lines on Sundays January 13 and 20, for which demand for the £150-180-a-seat tickets proved so overwhelming that a ballot had to be held, No. 1 and No. 353, which underwent running in trials at the Great Central Railway in November, will be joined by the four-coach Chesham set of wooden-bodied coaches from the Bluebell Railway. ROBIN JONES ARRIVAL AT EDGWARE ROAD ON EASTBOUND LEG Met 1 in the platform at Edgware Road station after arriving from Earls Court. ROBIN JONES SIMMERING AT EDGWARE ROAD This would once have been an everyday occurrence on London Underground. ROBIN JONES STEAM SCULPTURE Waiting

Onboard NS 8102: The Pennsylvania Heritage Unit

On June 10, 2012 the Pennsylvania heritage unit made its first journey to the Northern New Jersey Shared Assets area. We had the chance to get an up close and personal view of the engine in Croxton Yard thanks to our friends at Norfolk Southern. In this exclusive video we will take you for an inside look at the Pennsylvania Heritage unit. Throughout the video you will see the engine starting up, the prime mover itself, as well as the many things inside the cab itself that can not be seen from the outside. We truly hope you enjoy this special video of the Pennsylvania Heritage unit, opportunities like this don’t come around too often so we’re thankful we were able to document this video for our fellow rail enthusiasts. At the end of the cab tour we included a clip of NS 8102 leading H8K out of Croxton Yard in the last hour of daylight. Seeing the engine actually pulling a train was definitely the icing on the cake for this phenomenal day!

Lionel Union Pacific CNW, Katy, and Missouri Pacific Heritage SD70ACe

This video features Lionel’s Union Pacific Chicago and North Western, Katy, and Missouri Pacific Heritage SD70ACe’s. The train these locomotives is pulling is made up of Lionel and MTH double stack cars and a MTH spline car. The three locomotives are being controlled as a lashup with Lionel Legacy.

Lionel Union Pacific Katy and Missouri Pacific Heritage SD70ACe

Here is a video of a Lionel Union Pacific Katy SD70 ACE and a Missouri Pacific SD70 ACE. Both locomotives are powered and are being ran as a lash up with Lionel Legacy. The train these locomotives are pulling is made up of Lionel an MTH double stack cars, and one MTH spline car. The first five cars in this train are made by Lionel, while the rest are made by MTH. And the End of Train Device on the last car is also made by MTH.