Rugeley Tornado

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Editorial

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In May 1961 the Institute of Locomotive Engineers held an exhibition of railway locomotives in the goods yard at Marylebone station, which was opened to the public and was to celebrate the half-centenary of the Institute. Held over three days, from 11th to 14th May, many enthusiasts and other members of the public were able to see the latest locomotives for British Railways together with a few steam locomotives from the previous half century or so. In the first of two clips here we see the principal steam exhibits in the form of the then-recently restored Midland Compound no. 1000, the fastest of them all - "Mallard" - and the last of all - "Evening Star".

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