Steam Days - September 2018

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Trains of thought

GWR ‘Hall’ class No 4900 Saint Martin
The first ‘Hall’ class 4-6-0 was no more and no less than a ‘Saint’ with 6ft diameter coupled wheels and a new cab, an engine that remained a hybrid until withdrawn, as Roger Haigh relates.

Hawick’s sub-sheds
Roger Griffiths and John Hooper look at the history and duties of Hawick’s sub-sheds, those with a long-term association – St. Boswells, Kelso, Jedburgh and Riccarton Junction – as well as short-term affiliation with Duns, Reedsmouth, Rothbury and Howford.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - 165: Southampton steam
The development of Southampton and its port owes much to the coming of the railway, while Southampton enjoyed the last express main line steam services on BR.

Steam Days subscriptions

Robinson’s ‘Q4’ and ‘O5’ 8-coupled engines
W.A.T. Aves looks at the engines of the GCR ‘8A’ and ‘8M’ classes, as well as the creation of the ‘Q1’ 0-8-0Ts and Robinson’s experiments with alternative fuels.

Steam Days at Wellingborough
Reached by the London & Birmingham Railway’s Peterborough branch in 1845, and then a Midland Railway main line 12 years later, Stanley Jenkins traces the railway history of this Northamptonshire town.

Tail Lamp – Readers’ letters