Steam Days - Mar 2018

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Trains of thought

LMS No 6256 Sir William A. Stanier F.R.S.
Completed under H.G. Ivatt at Crewe Works in the last month of the LMS, Roger Haigh reveals how the penultimate ‘Coronation’ Pacific to be built proved to be the last of the class to see use by British Railways.

Rails to Avonmouth: a historic overview
The creation of deep water dock facilities for Bristol led to a fascinating railway history for Avonmouth. Colin G. Maggs MBE describes the railways built to serve the town, from Hotwells, Bristol and Mangotsfield, Pilning, and Filton.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - No 159: The Kingdom of Fife, north and east of the county
A circular tour takes us from Thornton Junction to Markinch and the Leslie branch, the Tay Bridge, the Fife coast and the Wemyss Private Railway.

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Peterborough’s New England engine shed, its locomotives and duties: LNER and BR Days
Chris Andrews studies post-Grouping developments at New England engine shed through to the 1960s.

The last of the Stroudley ‘D-Tanks’
Frederick Rich CEng, M.I.MechE recalls a footplate ride from Horsham to Pulborough, and over the branch to Midhurst, and his passion for the ‘D1’ class 0-4-2Ts.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters