Steam Days - February 2019

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Trains of thought

Ulverston goods yard and its workings
Employed by British Railways from 1963 to 1965 as a number-taker in the goods yard at Ulverston, Maurice Snell recalls the yard, its duties and the services that called.

Britain’s titled trains: The ‘Pembroke Coast Express’
Roger Haigh reviews the ten-year history of the Western Region express that ran between London (Paddington), Cardiff, Swansea, Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock.

STEAM DAYS in colour - 170: Doncaster shed and works
Doncaster shed and works in the 1950s and 1960s, with steam locomotives for overhaul and repaint contrasting with lines of engines awaiting scrapping, while others enjoyed a swansong as works’ pilots.

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Steam Days at Dumfries
Dumfries was an important rail centre and junction in southwest Scotland. Stanley Jenkins provides an historic overview.

Rail-mounted travelling cranes
Peter Tatlow takes us through the evolution of rail-mounted travelling cranes, from hand-worked origins through to steam traction and beyond.

Tail Lamp – readers’ letters