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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

NBR 256 on the Scottish Railtour 1963, part 4
We revert to haulage by NBR 4-4-0 no 256 "Glen Douglas" after our trip down the branch to Leslie as it takes out train back from Thornton Yard past Lumphinnans and back through Kelty. At Mawcarse Junction the contrast in the semaphores for the main line (LMS standard upper quadrant signals) and the branch to Auchtermuchty (Caledonian lower quadrant ones) is fascinating and we finish this part of the tour at the latter before seeing our engine running round. Login to read more

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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!