A collection of photos taken in the Hereford area, capturing the stunning sight of main line steam locomotive movement and rail tours. The images were captured between 2009 and 2014, showing a selection of former GWR, LMS, Southern and LNER designed new build A1 Pacific Tornado.

Images 1-4 capture any GWR enthusiasts dream. A double header of Charles_Collett highly successful design 4073 Castle class. Lead engine 5043 Earl of Mount Edgecombe preserved in early BR crest. Original name Barbury Castle owned by the Birmingham Railway Museum, she is supported by chase loco 5029 Nunny Castle shown here with British Railways on the tender.

Images 5-6 again capture 5029 Nunny Castle, this time on her own, heading a main line rail tour through Hereford. Note the locos number painted on the buffer beam as found on GWR livery and British Railways painted on the tender.

Image 7 60163 Tornado is a peppercorn class A1 Pacific photographed here leaving Hereford on a main line Rail tour. Tornado is the first large steam locomotive built in the United Kingdom since British Railways build its last steam locomotive Evening Star in 1960. She was completed in 2008 and is the only existing example of an Peppercorn A1 Pacific.

Image 8 LMS Stanier class 8F 48151 build at Crewe Works. Caught here on loco movements, refilling her tender with water in Hereford.

Images 9-12 Capture Battle of Briton class 34067 Tangmere, build by Southern Railways. The Battle of Britain class were affectionately known as Spam Cans due to their vague resemblance to can spam. Their official designation was light Pacific. Tangmere is captured here running a main line rail tour through Hereford.

Images 13-15 show LMS Stanier class 5 45305 on loco movements, and refilling with water in Hereford. 45305 was saved by the owner of the scrapyard and she was sold for scrap.

Image 16 again captures 48151 on loco movements in Hereford.

Severn Valley Railway

These photos were taken on the magnificent Severn Valley Railway between the years of 2005 and 2014. Capturing some of Severn Valleys home fleet and some visiting locos operating on the former GWR branch line between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.

Image 1 captures the former GWR 6000 King class 6024 King Edward 1, resting at Kidderminster during her visit to the Severn Valley Railway.

Images 2-3 show Severn Valleys own 7812 Erlestoke Manor preserved in late BR livery.

Snow Hill, Stratford, Toddington and NRM