Tag Archives: steam

A4 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’

Probably my best recording of an A4 chime. The loco Sir Nigel Gresley was the 100th built Gresley Pacific and was completed in 1937, built by the London and North Eastern Railway. All the A4s have a distinctive chime whistle. Recorded on 27th November 2010 using a handheld Olympus LS-5. A windy and cold day. […]

60163 Tornado 26 September 2009

Trackside recording of the Peppercorn 60163 Tornado passing along the old LNER route in Bedfordshire. The recording starts with the sound of the whistle a few hundred yards away and the the locomotive and train passing very close at high speed.

60163 Tornado

60163 Tornado is a brand new main line steam locomotive built in Darlington, England. She is the first such locomotive to be built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Rail, in 1960. The locomotive is named after the Panavia Tornado military jet (paraphrased from wikipedia). Tornado has […]

Watermill Open day

This is a collection of audio from an open day at a restored mill in Stotfold, Bedfordshire. Fields surrounding the mill are cultivated using Victorian era steam machinery and the harvested wheat is then processed in the restored water mill closeby. The wheat is then sold to the public to provide futher funds to support […]