When talking to people from far and wide about Grantham Loco, if they know anything at all about its history they will often say 'Isn't that the shed where they had a turning triangle?' The triangle at Grantham made the shed unique, certainly in the UK, even though it was in operation for only the final 12 years of the life of the shed, which reached back more than a century.
We thought the history of turning locomotives at Grantham before 'the angle' was worth exploring, and very interesting it has proved to be. Our latest new page is called Turntables and Triangles.
During the early part of 2013 it became apparent that some sort of celebration was being organised to mark the 75th anniversary of the world speed record for steam locomotives being set on Stoke Bank just south of our town. Steve Philpott has provided us with his own personal view of events leading up to that memorable weekend of the 7th & 8th September 2013. You can read the full article here
Following on from our B&W Station Survey carried out during the late 1970s, we decided to undertake a similar project in 2014 & 2015 to see how things have changed. A new photographic section covering our survey has now been added to the website. You can view the new pages here This link will take you to the header page of the new section.
In February 2013 D.B.S Class 60 No 60039 found itself stranded at Grantham for a couple of weeks following an incident further along the line. Steve Philpott was on hand to record the events that followed. You can read what happened here
The mid 1980s saw major demolition and refurbishment work take place at Grantham Station. John Wright was there to record some of the changes taking place. This new section on the website includes a selection of photographs taken during that time and they can be found here