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Bahama reversing on Tyseley's turntable earlier this year

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway have announced that ‘Jubilee Class’ locomotive 45596 ‘Bahamas’  will be returning to the mainline next year when it will run from Oxenhope over the Settle & Carlisle Railway to Carlisle and return.

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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

The Last Days of Working Steam - Cumbria, July 1968, part 1
Following the filming of the 28th July 1968 1L43 railtour jointly promoted by the Severn Valley Railway Society and the Manchester Rail Travel Society our cameraman spent the ensuing week recording the very last revenue freight traffic on BR on the lines entered on Carnforth shed, which would be the last working loco shed on BR. Here we see a train of mineral wagons approaching the sidings to the west of Carnforth on the old Furness line around the Cumbrian Coast, headed by Black 5 no 45390. Sadly, the actual day was not recorded. 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.