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Do you agree with my list of top ten steam locos?

Do you agree with my list of top 10 steam locomotives in the UK. Very hard to decide - what have I missed out?

92212 - British Railways Standard Class 9F

The wonderful 9F shown here at the Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line. I spent 17 years helping to restore this engine at the Great Central Railway so it has to be top of my list!

46229 DUCHESS OF HAMILTON LMS 6229 Steam Locomotive Stanier Class 8P Coronation Class 4-6-2 Pacific images photos pic...

It's a little known fact that Sir Billy Butlin rescued this engine with a view to displaying her at one of his holiday camps. She is beautiful and we are indebted to Sir Billy for saving her.

Blue Peter

A member of the Peppercorn A2 Class, Blue Peter was built in 1948 for fast express passenger trains on the ECML. Currently proposed for a return to the main which is fantastic news!

Sir Nigel Gresley

Sir Nigel Gresley named after the genius train engineer. I am so in awe of this man that once I even named my cat 'Nigel' later 'Nidge' after the great man himself.

Home - Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), emerging from the works on 24 February 1923 and initially numbered 1472. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the railway. Discover more about Scotsman.

Welcome to the project to build the new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales - P2 Steam Locomotive Company

To develop, build and operate an improved Gresley class P2 Mikado steam locomotive for mainline and preserved railway use




Designed by Stanier as mixed traffic locomotive and the Black Five has proved to be one of the best locomotive types ever built.

GWR 0-6-0PT 5786 (L.92)

Originally built for heavy shunting she can now be seen in the green pastures of the South Devon Railway

'Caerphilly Castle' Steam locomotive

Part of the National collection and now on display at Swindon. I wonder if she will ever see service on the mainline again?

Sentinel Engine - Joyce

The Sentinel engine Joyce seen here at the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway in 2016. She's a little belter!