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Tornado's tender outside DLW

£450,000 appeal launched to fund the tender for Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive as order placed for construction of the tender tank.

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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Steam under the wires, Manchester GCR lines, 1956 part 2
Our title is misleading, slightly, as, although we start off, at Guide Bridge, under the wires as exGCR C14 no 67443 arrives, we then turn off onto the branch to Apethorpe at Hyde North where the wires continue only on the main line. Here another C14 is seen before we go to Apethorne where a BR Standard class 2 tank, no 84012, arrives from Hyde and then crosses the line from Godley and heads off to Redbury, Marple and Rosehill. 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!