Steam Days - September 2013

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Trains of Thought

Memories of Swansea Docks and its engine sheds
With Swansea steam in retreat, a summer 1963 exploration of the area around Swansea Docks was undertaken by Steve Bartlett, including visits to the adjacent Swansea East Dock engine shed and the nearby Danygraig depot.

‘Be it ever so humble’ – The Non-Corridor Passenger Carriage
John Macnab recalls the non-corridor carriages used in some of Scotland’s trains during the 1940s and 1950s, and also during his time with the Coaching Rolling Stock Section of British Railways in Glasgow in the 1960s.

STEAM DAYS in Colour
105: London Midland Steam Around Sheffield
Served principally by the Midland and Great Central railways, and then the LMS and LNER, post-Nationalisation the former metamorphosed into the London Midland Region – Here its steam duties around the steel city take centre stage.

The BR-built ‘2MT’ 2-6-2Ts – A Southern perspective
J. Crosse reviews the duties performed by BR-built Ivatt ‘2MT’ 2-6-2Ts and Riddles ‘Standard’ versions of these engines on the Southern Region of BR.

The Clacton-on-Sea Branch – The ‘Tendring Hundred Railway’
The line from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea, originally known as The Tendring Hundred Railway, dates back to the mid-1800s, and Stanley Jenkins takes us on a historic and geographic journey over this Essex branch line.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ Letters