Steam Days - May 2018

£4.70 (Approx $5.92 or €5.27)


Trains of thought

LNER ‘A2/3’ Pacific Edward Thompson
The 2,000th locomotive built at Doncaster Works, Andrew Wilson assesses the life and times of Edward Thompson’s eponymous Pacific.

The Stourbridge Town branch
Stanley C. Jenkins considers the evolution, rise and fall of the railway through to Amblecote canal basin in Stourbridge, as well as the co-existing passenger operation between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town stations.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - No 160: Freight in County Durham
Traditionally prolific on the Eastern Section, electrification saw many ‘Schools’ gravitate to the Western Division.

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‘Fifty Steps’ to Derby (Midland)
A regular at the footbridge near Ruddington station, David Martin ventured further afield for trainspotting, taking in Nottingham and the ex-MR route to Derby.

Comrie Colliery and its railway
Steven Oakden provides a history of this important Scottish colliery in the Fife Coalfield.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters