Steam Days - November 2018

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Trains of thought

Life as an official railway photographer
Philip J. Kelley describes the trials and rewards associated with his work as official photographer for British Railways (Eastern Region) in the days of steam.

For valour: The railways’ heroes of World War I
Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War I. Andrew Wilson looks at how the railway companies commemorated the war.

STEAM DAYS in colour - 167: BR Standard locomotives in Scotland
Seven of the BR Standard classes found long term allocation and employment on the Scottish Region, their varied use seeing them spread from the Highlands through to the Lowlands.

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Working Hampshire’s rural lines
Tom Rayner’s tales of Eastleigh railwaymen working trains over the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton line, the Andover branch, and the Fawley and Alton lines.

Swansea (Paxton Street) engine shed and its duties
Responsible for working services over the Central Wales line through to Shrewsbury, Steve Bartlett looks back at Swansea’s ex-L&NWR depot.

Tail Lamp – readers’ letters