Steam Railway Feature

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Steam Railway Feature - Issue 485

Videos from the Unseen archive

William Stanier's class 5XP was commonly known as the “Jubilee” class after the name given to no. 5552 “Silver Jubilee”, a name bestowed on no. 5642 during the 25th year of King George V's reign in 1935. These two engines swapped identities so that “Silver Jubilee” would be the class leader, the engines previously...
The Scottish railways had a long history of adopting similar-looking locomotives to one another and making great use of certain types which sometimes found less favour on English railways. One such was the 0-4-4 tank configuration which proliferated on Scottish lines right through until Grouping in 1923 but had a...
The proliferation of former LMS, Southern and GWR locomotives in preservation is primarily due to the fact that many of their engines were sold to Dai Woodham in South Wales for scrapping, a task which he seemed reluctant to do and which resulted in the vast majority being “saved” from there and returned to work on...