Steam Days - December 2017

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Trains of thought

Born in the USA: The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway’s Lyn
Now the subject of a new-build locomotive, Paul Gower offers an insight into the Baldwin Locomotive Works narrow gauge 2-4-2T that operated in North Devon from 1898 to 1935.

Neath (N&B) shed and its duties
Steve Bartlett looks back at the last ten years of steam operation at the ex-GWR depot responsible for working colliery and passenger services over the challenging, heavily-graded single line railway between Neath and Brecon.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - No 156: Kingdom of Fife West and South of the county
We set out from Thornton Junction to enjoy the steam south of there from the 1950s through to 1970.

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The last days of steam over Shap
With a 1 in 75 climb and steam bankers through to the end of 1967, Barry Mounsey and Andrew Wilson recall the swansong of steam over the Cumbrian fells.

The streamline ‘East Anglian’
Roger Haigh considers the LNER’s streamlined train that ran between Norwich to Liverpool Street.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters