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The Corris Railway completed its 2018 operating season with its best ever, in terms of numbers of passengers carried, Santa Trains operation.

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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Winter on the Midland Main Line
In a cold January 1956 we take a ride over the Midland Main Line out of St Pancras to Sheffield Midland. We depart past a classic doubleheader in the shape of a Black 5 piloted by one of Fowler's 2P 4-4-0s before seeing locos on shed. Jumping to Sheffield - where our cameraman spent the day filming trams - we board a returning train as the landscape transforms into a winter wonderland following a heavy snowstorm that day. Login to read more

Latest from the Unseen archive

LMS “Black 5” no. 45212 was an early arrival on the nascent Keighley & Worth Valley preservation group's branch line to Oxenhope in Bronte Country and is the power for this trip up the line in 1968.
Greenhithe
Sometime in 1968 (the actual date was not recorded) Andrew Barclay-built fireless steam locomotive no. S/11 is seen “in steam” at the Reed Paper Group's Empire Paper Mills at Greenhithe in Kent
An 0-4-0 saddle tank was still in use in 1968 on the Storefield Mines industrial system near Middlesborough, part of the South Durham Steel & Iron Corporation's vast complex on Teesside.

Unseen Speaks

Our Archive Heritage 05
In this month's issue, the team at Steam Railway Magazine have written a review for our most recently released feature-length DVD, Our Archive Heritage 05. Read the review here!

Unseen Video Highlights

The Unseen team recently caught up with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway's general manager, Paul Lewin. He was visiting the capital with two of the railway's Quarry Hunslet locos, on display at King’s Cross back in February.
MAMOD - Model Steam Engines
Unseen Steam visited the Mamod workshop in Smethwick Galton Bridge to speak with designer Peter Johnston about his latest designs and discuss the history of Mamod.