Steam Days - Feb 2018

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Trains of thought

From Fury to British Legion
Chris Andrews examines the LMS’s ultra-high pressure steam locomotive, how it failed dismally to live up to expectations, and how under William Stanier it was rebuilt as a conventional locomotive and renamed.

Bradford termini
With two dead-end stations less than half a mile apart, Andrew Wilson tells how Bradford’s steam days suffered from having no through line.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - No 158: Western Region lines in Gloucestershire
Scenes from the late 1950s and 1960s offer a glimpse of Gloucestershire’s Western Region lines.

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Elgin to Lossiemouth
Keith Jones provides a history of this Morayshire branch line, Lossiemouth’s fishing industry, and the importance of Lossiemouth during both world wars.

The Hamworthy Goods branch
Poole’s first railway, Colin Stone reveals how it was soon bypassed by passenger developments but continued to serve local freight needs.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters

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