Steam Days - Apr 2017
Trains of Thought
A ‘Jubilee’ inspired three-summit adventure
Robert Pritchard recalls a day trip in 1967, to the Settle & Carlisle that also took in Shap and the Woodhead route.
West Wales steam sheds – the final years: Carmarthen motive power depot
Steve Bartlett looks back at the shed at Carmarthen, the principal rail centre between Swansea and the West Wales termini, and its changing allocation and work from 1956 to closure in 1964.
STEAM DAYS in Colour - No 148: Moguls in Scotland
Gresley, Thompson, Peppercorn, Hughes/Fowler, H.G. Ivatt and Riddles 2-6-0s could all be found at work in BR days in Scotland.
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Locomotive names and their origins: The Battle of Britain fighter stations of the Southern Railway
Six ‘Battle of Britain’ class Pacifics were named after RAF fighter stations. Roger Haigh offers an historic backdrop.
The silver ‘A4s’
The silver-liveried ‘A4s’ left a lasting impression on the public. Chris Andrews reports.
Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters