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Eridge station - Spa alley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway is no longer able to operate trains to Eridge from Tunbridge Wells due to a serious bridge strike by an over-height Heavy Goods Vehicle yesterday.

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Pickersgill Departure - 1960
In the week proceeding the famous SLS/RCTS "Scottish Railtour" of June 1960 the equally-famous BBC Railway Roundabout team of John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse was given virtually the run of the lines north of Perth to make a programme. To get the stock to Inverness they were provided with a pair of the final version of the classic Scottish 4-4-0 type in the shape of Pickersgill Caledonian Railway class 72 (LMS 3P) engines 54485 and 54486, both being built in 1920. Here they are seen in the early morning arriving at and departing from Blair Atholl station. Sadly, no examples of these great locomotives were saved, these engines being withdrawn and scrapped in 1961/62 and 1962/63 respectively. 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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Unseen Video Highlights

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.