Steamtown Railway Museum Carnforth

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Sad there is no public access these days so that we could see this for real
19/08/2021

Sad there is no public access these days so that we could see this for real

Jubilee 45627 Sierre Leone under the ash pit at Carnforth. Amazingly thanks to West Coast Railways you can see this for real in 2021

231k22
19/05/2020

231k22

Models of two of Carnforth's regular Black 5's 44709 and 44874 which lasted until the end of regular steam working on Br...
29/12/2019

Models of two of Carnforth's regular Black 5's 44709 and 44874 which lasted until the end of regular steam working on British Railways in August 1968. Now running on the model Windermere & Hincaster Junction railway

The Lancaster & Morecambe Model Engineers
15/06/2019

The Lancaster & Morecambe Model Engineers

French pacific 231K22 was a magnificent example of locomotive engineering.
15/06/2019

French pacific 231K22 was a magnificent example of locomotive engineering.

A few views of the miniature railway which was sold to the USA after it closed
08/01/2019

A few views of the miniature railway which was sold to the USA after it closed

The L& Y 0-6-0 was a popular engine on the Crag Bank Shuttle. Its still running on a variety of UK heritage railways
09/10/2018

The L& Y 0-6-0 was a popular engine on the Crag Bank Shuttle. Its still running on a variety of UK heritage railways

Steam specials coming up operated by West Coast Railways
04/10/2018

Steam specials coming up operated by West Coast Railways

West Coast Railways Trips: The Citadel Steam Special. Departing Saturday 10 November 2018

31/08/2018

Great trips from Carnforth

Join us for a rail tour Coast to Coast from Carnforth to York or Scarborough. Running June to August. Steam train from York to Scarborough

Carnforth is the base for this excellent initiative by West Coast Railways in stepping in at very short notice to replac...
25/06/2018

Carnforth is the base for this excellent initiative by West Coast Railways in stepping in at very short notice to replace Northern Rail who had closed the Windermere Branch causing great local hardship

The Lakelander.

"West Coast Railways are proud to announce that we are operating on the Lakes Line, between Oxenholne and Windermere until 1st July."

For timings of the journeys, and more information please visit our website - https://goo.gl/kBnXwT

Apple Green takeover at Steamtown with B1 Mayflower, Green Arrow and Flying Scotsman
06/06/2018

Apple Green takeover at Steamtown with B1 Mayflower, Green Arrow and Flying Scotsman

A  00 gauge model of Works shunter Andrew Barclay No. 2134 is now available from Hattons of Widnes . Its an excellent mo...
21/04/2018

A 00 gauge model of Works shunter Andrew Barclay No. 2134 is now available from Hattons of Widnes . Its an excellent model

Santa train trips from Carnforth and Lancaster are running this year
08/09/2017

Santa train trips from Carnforth and Lancaster are running this year

From Lancaster and Carnforth - Round trip including Gifts, Food, Drinks etc... (Special offer: two adults and two children only Β£80)

18/08/2017
Nice to see
17/05/2017

Nice to see

West Coast Railways Newly restored 35018 'British India Lines' returns to the mainline after 53 years!

Green Arrow and Sir Nigel on the day they first arrived at Steamtown.
06/04/2016

Green Arrow and Sir Nigel on the day they first arrived at Steamtown.

Good news about the current owner of Steamtown who will be running trains again in 2016
23/03/2016

Good news about the current owner of Steamtown who will be running trains again in 2016

FULL STEAM AHEAD!

As of 11:45 hours of todayΒ΄s date 23rd March 2016 we are delighted to announce that as a result of continued efforts to resolve some operational issues in line with the expectations of the ORR (Office of Road and Rail) the ORR have removed the prohibition notice that was imposed on 17th February 2016.

Our planned schedule for 2016 will go ahead, including the World famous Jacobite service from Fort William to Mallaig which starts on 9th May.

Passenger safety is our primary concern and all efforts to ensure the safe and smooth operation of all our services have been made.

WCR thank the ORR for their help and support over the recent weeks and look forward to an exciting season of great British rail tours.

A fairly rare photograph of the coaling plant in use at Steamtown
03/01/2016

A fairly rare photograph of the coaling plant in use at Steamtown

25/01/2015

This Page is about Steamtown Railway Museum at Carnforth, Lancashire and its history. It is sadly not open to the public now but is still a major operating railway depot and restoration centre. There is NO PUBLIC ACCESS now

Gasbag was a unique Sentinel engine with a very high pressure vertical coke fired boiler in the cab. It was achallenge a...
11/03/2014

Gasbag was a unique Sentinel engine with a very high pressure vertical coke fired boiler in the cab. It was achallenge as the injectors and pump were not reliable and the water level drops very fast if the safety valve lifts

The Keer end was originally sidings where locomotives were stored before being towed away for scrapping. It was a made i...
17/07/2012

The Keer end was originally sidings where locomotives were stored before being towed away for scrapping. It was a made into a pleasant picnic area by the 1980's

Tony Chalmers on his beloved Cranford
23/05/2012

Tony Chalmers on his beloved Cranford

George Hinchcliffe Special last Saturday with 45305 and 44032
24/02/2012

George Hinchcliffe Special last Saturday with 45305 and 44032

British Gypsum No. 4 went to the Kendal Gathering to process through the streets as an advertisement
07/01/2012

British Gypsum No. 4 went to the Kendal Gathering to process through the streets as an advertisement

The Flying Flea  being collected from Croppers Paper Mill at Kendal. Its now with Bill MacAlpine at his house at Fawley
07/01/2012

The Flying Flea being collected from Croppers Paper Mill at Kendal. Its now with Bill MacAlpine at his house at Fawley

George Durant Hinchcliffe
17/12/2011

George Durant Hinchcliffe

21/09/2011

Sadly George Hinchcliffe who was a friend and the manager at Steamtown from 1974 until the 1980's died unexpectedly yesterday.
He had a huge influence at Steamtown and across the world taking Flying Scotsman to The USA and bringing it back again etc etc. A fuller note will be added in due course

Prince William at  Steamotown miniature railway
07/08/2011

Prince William at Steamotown miniature railway

Brittania just outside No1 road at the North end
04/07/2011

Brittania just outside No1 road at the North end

model engineers open day 1983?
27/06/2011

model engineers open day 1983?

Now Steamtown is no more this is where I spend my time & money
11/04/2011

Now Steamtown is no more this is where I spend my time & money

A great kids day out on steam railway trains at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Staffordshire

06/04/2011

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Warton Road
Carnforth
LA59HX

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I thought you may be interested in this Hull Docks arrival, circa 1944 built War Department repatriation, I have just posted it on the group 'scarborough / whitby / hull/ york railways'.
A Hull Daily Mail clipping from the early 1970s. I have dated it using the advertisements on the reverse of the clipping.
The German engine clipping reverse has an advert for a jumble sale on 21 February, others say 1975 holidays will be honoured so will be late 1974 or early 1975. The text says it is destined for the Steam Town Railway Museum at Carnforth, Lancashire.
This morning FaceBook suggested this as something I might be interested in...
Does anyone know if this is French Pacific 231K22 being transferred away from Carnforth? Someone reckons the unit wasn't purchased until 1982/83 so would be too recent to be a photo of the loco' on its way to Steamtown.
Was it transferred elsewhere in the UK before being sold overseas? Now based in Augsburg, Germany, I understand.
Afternoon job yesterday which required a gutter vacuum/clear and a little bit of maintenance to the downpipes, so this is my client, the lovely John, his fact is that he once worked at the Steamtown Railway Museum Carnforth in Lancashire and painted the Flying Scotsman πŸš‚ before it went on a tour of Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί, apparently an apple 🍏 green colour πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸšΏπŸšΏπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž
only 3hrs left..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euJLSnaUedg

Not the carnforth depot but a nice little video of lostock
Found a few pics of me at Carnforth Summer 74
The Great Schism 2 ... the departure of rolling stock from Steamtown to Haverthwaite in the early 1970s. Photograph Β© David Eaves.
The Great Schism ... the departure of rolling stock from Steamtown to Haverthwaite in the early 1970s. Photograph Β© David Eaves.
Eddie Foster, my great uncle, this is the chap who greeted you on your arrival at steamtown back in the 1970's. After Eddie died, his final wish was to one last journey on his favourite loco the Flying Scotsman, eddies coffin was placed on a small wagon and the scotsman set off at walking pace with the mourners, including me, walking behind.
Earlier today I shared this photo with a couple of friends ....... we were talking about Flying Scotsman coming through Lincoln on Thursday .... this was me in the late 70's at Steamtown - so many happy memories.
Anyboday know which engine is running to do the santa special on sun 3rd Dec, Lancaster-Hellifield-Blackburn-Lancaster-Carnforth? Would be great to know guys, thanks