Steam Days - July 2018

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Trains of thought

Mallard’s world speed record – 80 years on
In the 80th anniversary year of the world speed record achieved by a steam locomotive, Michael Atkinson takes a look back at LNER ‘A4’ Pacific No 4468 ‘Mallard’, which secured its place in the history books on 3 July 1938.

Steam Days at Melton Mowbray
Served by two Midland Railway main lines and the main GN/L&NW Joint line, Stanley C. Jenkins considers the evolution of the railway network centred on this famous Leicestershire market town.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - 163: Les Nixon’s Scotland in colour
It was the desire to experience new territory that first took Les Nixon into Scotland and his aim to find something a little different if the opportunity arose.

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West Wales steam sheds in the final years: Goodwick motive power depot
Steve Bartlett reviews Goodwick depot, its locomotives and services from around 1958 until dieselisation brought about the depot’s closure in September 1963.

Britain’s Titled Trains: ‘The Man of Kent’
Roger Haigh explains how ‘The Man of Kent’ was the last title conferred on an ordinary Southern Region steam-hauled passenger train.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters