Steam Days - April 2019

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Trains of thought

The life and times of Green Arrow
Named after a registered goods service, Chris Andrews examines the life and times of the doyen of Gresley’s ‘V2’ class 2-6-2s, the ‘almost Pacific’ that had prodigious haulage powers.

Fort William engine shed: Operations, observations and sub-sheds
Central to the motive power needs of the West Highland main line and Extension, Roger Griffiths and John Hooper track the changing scene at Fort William shed and offer a full account of the smaller sheds under its wing, Mallaig and Crianlarich, as well as those at Spean Bridge and Fort Augustus.

STEAM DAYS in colour - 172: Double-headed Western Region steam
Working in tandem is always an eye opener. We enjoy some varied combinations through the lens of photographer Tom Williams.

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The Monument Lane 4-4-0 Compounds
Tony Higgs details the workings of the LMS ‘4P’ Compounds at Monument Lane shed, Birmingham.

‘The Wealden Limited’ rail tour
Leslie R Freeman takes us back to the RCTS (London branch) rail tour of Sunday, August 14, 1955, a multi-locomotive event through Kent and Sussex.


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