Steam Days - Mar 2017

£4.60 (Approx $6.69 or €5.88)


Trains of Thought

To Scotland with the Oxford University Railway Society
Members of the OURS’ toured Scotland in March 1966, enjoying a series of brake van rides in their quest to seek out steam activity as recalled by Mike Page.

The Maiden Newton to Bridport and West Bay branch
Colin G. Maggs MBE relates the history of the short branch that left the GWR’s Yeovil to Dorchester line at Maiden Newton and headed to Bridport and West Bay on the Dorset coast.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - 147: Pontardulais to Swansea (Victoria)
The nine miles of railway from Pontardulais to Mumbles Road was largely industrial, while the four miles from there into Swansea had seaside charm.

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Gresley’s ‘W1’ 4-6-4 locomotive
The LNER’s radical, innovative and experimental high-pressure locomotive No 10000 is examined by Roger Haigh.

Rails to Bath (Green Park)
Stanley C. Jenkins recounts the rise and fall of this station and its railways, the MR and S&DJR.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters