This Week in Steam

Sorry: This Week in Steam is no longer active.

problem on the line!

Between 2012 and 2019 this page showed a summary of when steam-hauled trains were expected to pass through selected UK mainline stations, using data from UK steam info. People would use this information to run down to the trackside and wave as the trains steamed past.

The This Week In Steam page was populated by a well-behaved webscraper that visited UK steam info in the wee hours every night, figured out when and where all the trains were going, and then reorganised that by station, linking directly to the relevant tour page on UK Steam Info.

UK Steam Info is a volunteer-run site that did a remarkable job collating and publishing the original data that made this possible. Sadly, that website has not been updated since May 2019 so the Beholder webscraper hasn’t been able to provide up-to-date data. OpenTrainTimes does have beautiful source data, but currently there’s no way to identify which trains are steam-hauled... so for now this project is retired.