Steam Days - June 2018

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Trains of thought

‘Operation Hopenot’ – Churchill’s funeral train
Tom Raynor provides accounts from two members of railway staff who were involved with, and travelled on, Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral train from Waterloo to Hanborough, in Oxfordshire, for the great man’s burial in Bladon in 1965.

Steam Days at Nuneaton
Served by both the L&NWR and Midland Railway, Stanley C. Jenkins offers an overview of how Nuneaton became an important railway junction on the Trent Valley route, and looks at the rise and fall of a once extensive system of local lines.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - 162: Steam around York
Keith Pirt was amongst those drawn by the lure of York and its Gresley Pacifics in the late 1950s. He also found motive power variety in the city’s engine sheds.

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Rails to Avonmouth: A travelogue
Colin G. Maggs MBE and Maurice Hawthorne describe the lines into the Hotwells terminus, along the GWR/MR route through Clifton Down, to Severn Beach and Pilning, and through Henbury to Filton.

The development of the Highland Railway’s goods locomotives
W.A.T. Aves reviews the freight locomotives on the Highland Railway, with captions by Peter Tatlow.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters