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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Bournemouth Central, 1967
Complimenting our scenes "on shed" at Bournemouth Central in early 1967 here we see a number of trains at the station itself in the middle of the year, shortly before The End of Southern Steram. "Merchant Navy", "West Country" and "Battle of Britain" Rebuilt Bulleid Pacifics dominated but a few Standard classes also remained and amongst others we see 34104, 34024, 34100 "Appledore" and 73113 (these are the only ones identifiable at this late stage of their careers!). 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.
Greenhithe
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.

Unseen Speaks

Our Archive Heritage 05
In this month's issue, the team at Steam Railway Magazine have written a review for our most recently released feature-length DVD, Our Archive Heritage 05. Read the review here!