Steam Railway Feature

Unseen Steam has partnered with Steam Railway to bring the pages of your favourite magazine to life with a carefully curated selection of films from the Unseen archive. Catch up on the latest from your favourite locomotives and lines in the magazine each month, then see them in their glory days on Unseen Steam. Check back here regularly as we update this page each month with a fresh collection of clips from the archive.

Steam Railway Issue 488

Videos from the Unseen archive

Today, the West Highland line, and, more commonly, the West Highland Extension Railway to Mallaig, is best-known for its regular summertime “Jacobite” steam excursions, which have been running since 1984, 2019 thus being their 35th year. As ever, here we take you back to steam in BR days, starting at Bridge of Orchy...
The Fowler LMS “Patriots” were initially known as “Baby Scots” as they shared their chassis design with the larger “Royal Scots”, but fitted with a smaller boiler, based on the LNWR “Claughton” rebuilds. None were preserved but a new-build project to recreate one as no. 5551 “The Unknown Soldier” recently reached a...
Possibly the best-known BR Standard class 7 Pacific, after the class leader which gave its name to the class, no. 70000 “Britannia”, is no. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” which has achieved this eminence due both to its exploits at the end of steam and its subsequent preservation and restoration to main line condition...