Taking the Barnums to the Flicks!

We are looking for help in begging, borrowing, stealing from anywhere and anyone who has – any and every movie clip of the stately Barnums at work during their short lives with GCR, LNER or British Rail – that is from 1910 to the 1950s. And permission to publish, of course. We are making a…

Well it must move…..easily

Part of the preparation to move the Barnum carriage at Ruddington is to top up the oil in the axle boxes to ensure that each wheel set turns easily when the time comes for its first vital shunt since arrival 20 years ago, across to the other side of the Engineering shed. There it will…

What a picture, what a photograph….

Taken from high above in the Malmaison Hotel on the Water Front at Leith, is our stunning “photograph of the year – 2018”, at that very moment when the assembled company, led by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, at the Eve of Armistice Service, saluted the fallen of the Great War.   The 6-wheel Memorial Carriage…