Steam Days - Feb 2017

£4.60 (Approx $6.69 or €5.88)


Trains of Thought

Strangers on the Southern
After the crank axle failure of ‘Bibby Line’ and subsequent withdrawal of the Bulleid Pacifics, Andrew Wilson details the locomotives briefly transferred to the Southern Region to keep services operating in May and June 1953.

Aberdeen harbour railways and the Waterloo branch
Keith Jones tells the history of these fascinating lines, their evolution, passenger and freight traffic, and their use during both world wars.

STEAM DAYS in Colour: 146: The Great Western & Great Central Joint line
This joint line offered a fascinating variety of motive power and operations.

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A day trip to Grantham: 1961
David Martin recalls a school holiday trip, travelling by rail from his home in Nottingham.

Nuneaton to Coventry in the Fifties
Adrian T. Sumner recalls his everyday railway journeys and the changes witnessed to rolling stock, motive power and railway operations.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters