Steam Days - July 2019

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Trains of thought

Rails through Melmerby
Opened with the route from Thirsk to Ripon, but soon on a main line to Northallerton, and then at the start of the Masham branch, Jim Drake traces the story of this long-lost country junction station.

Westwards to Bath… a travelogue
Passing through Swindon and the iconic Box tunnel, Stephen Roberts and James Rowlands track the sections of GWR main line opened between Challow and Bath to complete the Paddington to Bristol main line.

STEAM DAYS in Colour - 175: North of Nottingham (Victoria)
Established by the Great Northern and Great Central railways, some of the long-lost railways directly north of Nottingham (Victoria) are recalled through scenes from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Steam in Kent – Sixty years ago
A G S Davies takes a backward look to recall steam-hauled journeys in the two years leading up to Phase One of the Kent coast third-rail electrification scheme.

The rise and fall of the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Stanley C Jenkins looks at the 30-mile single-track line linking Stirling and Balloch, which largely failed to realise the lofty hopes of its promoters.

Tail Lamp – readers’ letters