Steam Days - May 2016

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Trains of Thought

Rail-Roving in and around Hampshire – 1958
Looking back to September 1958, Peter Foster recollects Holiday Runabout adventures in Hampshire and east Dorset.

Remembering 1966 – Fifty Years On
Frederick Rogers recalls the year when England won the football World Cup, the last LNER Pacifics were taken out of traffic, and closures included the Somerset & Dorset routes and the Great Central main line.

STEAM DAYS in Colour No 137: The Central Wales Line Sugar Loaf to Pontardulais
From the high point of the route at Sugar Loaf, on to Llandovery, and then Pontardulais.

‘Castle’ Class naming policy
The evolution of the GWR’s locomotive naming policy and its complex application to the ‘Castle’ class is explained by Ian Appleyard.

Footplate days at Stratford depot: The last years of steam
David Ducker completes his reminiscences from this East London shed, from the mid-1950s to the end of steam in September 1962.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ Letters