February 2024

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Steam nostalgia and railway history at its best, Steam Days is the monthly magazine dedicated to all steam railway enthusiasts.

With Rex Kennedy as editor, he has 80 years of railway memories to recollect, alongside the stories and tales retold by many of the contributors.

Steam Days covers the six regions of British railways in each edition; Western, Southern, London, Midland, Eastern, and Scottish, with the occasional article on Irish railways and the industrial scene.

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Packed with fully illustrated articles, Steam Days covers the history of the railways of Great Britain from the early days of the 1800s through to the end of steam on British Railways in August 1968.

The new February edition of Steam Days includes…

An East Anglian portfolio

Photographic recollections from Peter Kerslake from his time spent working in East Anglia between August 1954 and December 1955.

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1964 – A year to remember

A mix of Western, Southern, London Midland and East Coast main line outings for Peter Chatman from 60 years ago.

Last rites on the Colliston branch

Opened at the Arbroath & Forfar Railway, John Macnab picks up the story of this byway in 1955 when it first became a branch line, but especially recalls its post-1959 time and the occasions when passenger stock could be found on what had become the goods-only Colliston branch.

British Railways: 1948 – winter conclusions

Andrew Kennedy offers an account of BR matters evolved from the news of the last three months of 1948, but also including something of an overview at the first year-end of the nationalised railway.

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And there’s lots more inside! If you’d like to read the February issue of Steam Days, it is available to order here; alternatively, reap the benefits with a subscription and have it delivered straight to your door every month.


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