Steam Days - July 2017

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Trains of Thought

Boiler Explosion – No 72005 Clan Macgregor
Gordon D. Reed relates the facts concerning the sad incident at Gleneagles in February 1954 that led to the death of two railwaymen.

Lines to Kingston-upon-Hull
Rail connected from Selby in 1840, Stanley Jenkins tracks the history of railways to this massive port, through the loss of the North Eastern Railway’s monopoly on arrival of the Hull & Barnsley Railway, to the Grouping, nationalisation, the end of steam, and beyond.

STEAM DAYS in Colour
No 150: The Lickey Incline revisited – Bromsgrove to Blackwell
This section of the Midland main line from Bristol to Birmingham was a magnet for enthusiasts.

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The Great Bear – the GWR’s lone Pacific
White elephant, or ahead of its time? Britain’s first Pacific still divides opinions, as Frederick Rogers explains.

The Southern Steam Swansong
John H. Bird recalls how Southern Region steam outlived its planned demise on 11 June 1967.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters