Steam Days - February 2013

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Trains of Thought - Cross Country Routes - The East Suffolk Railway
Stanley Jenkins takes the former Great Eastern Railway line from Ipswich to Yarmouth (South Town), describing the workings and the stations along the route as he ventures from Suffolk to Norfolk.

Classic Enthusiasts' Rail Tours - 'The Granite City'
With the Indian Summer of the 'A4' Pacifics at an end, September 1966 saw a little-known rail tour operator pull off a real scoop. Colin Stone recalls how he set out to travel from Dorest to Aberdeen to experience the retirement runs of the last two BR-owned 'A4s', but enjoyed 'Jubilee', 'Britannia', 'V2', and 'A2' haulage too.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - 98: A Journey over the Somerset & Dorest Line Part Two: Highbridge to Broadstone
Restarting on the branch at Highbridge, we travel through Evercreech Junction to the Poole outskirts, running powers over L&SWR metals thereafter enabling S&D trains to continue into Bournemouth. Operated as a 'Joint' railway from 1875 until Nationalisation, its unique brand of Midland and 'South Western' flavour lasted long after the birth of BR.

The Hawksworth Main Line Carriages of the GWR and BR
Frederick Rogers examines the last main line carriages to be designed by the Great Western Railway, these having very short lives on principal express work.

The LMS '7F' 0-8-0s
David P. Williams looks at the development of the Fowler '7F' class 0-8-0s, the so-called 'Austin Sevens', their strengths and weaknesses in relation to earlier eight-coupled freight engines at work for the LMS, and their demise.

Tail Lamp - Readers' Letters

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