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20 Wheels 1-3-16

As the project to build new Gresley class P2 steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales prepares for the wheeling of the engine in the summer, only four years after its launch, a new batch of components has been released for sponsorship in time for Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June 2018.

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The Wessex Downsman part 10 - Onto the S&D!
At last our extensive tour of the steam-operated railways in the South of England - the LCGB's "Wessex Downsman" tour of 4th April 1965 - ventures out onto the legendary Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway's line from Bath Green Park station. We see our locomotive for this part of the tour, Stanier 8F no 48309, one of just two of this class to be fitted with steam heating apparatus, couple up at the magnificent ex-Midland Railway station and then, passing the two locomotive sheds here, take the S&D line at Gas Works Junction before crossing the ex-GWR Bristol main line and climbing up towards Devonshire Tunnel and then through Lyncombe Vale. 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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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.