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Class 141 on the Weardale Railway

Weardale Railway have successfully brought passenger services back to stretch of track unused since 2012.

By: Editorial 12 hours 32 min ago

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The Wessex Downsman part 9 - Mangotsfield to Bath Green Park
Our views of the legendary LCGB "Wessex Downsman" railtours of 4th April and 2nd May 1965 continue with shots of the second of these at Mangotsfield with the second of the two LMS class 4F 0-6-0s used, no 44264, posing for photographs. We then revert to the earlier tour as classmate no 44666 leaves the station having dropped its diesel pilot. The lack of the latter on the second tour and the substitution of one 4F for another were the only locomotive changes between the two trains. We pass along the Avon Valley and then enter the much-anticiapted environs of Bath Green Park station, seeing the Somerset & Dorset line curving in at Gas Works Junction and then meeting the next locomotive for the ride over the latter which was already doomed to closure less than 12 months later. 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.
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.

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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.
Spa Valley Railway
The Unseen team were down at the Spa Valley Railway a few months ago to help with filming a promotional video for the railway.