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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Pre-War LMS Steam at Harrow, 1938
Our celebratory 501st clip shows the "other" locomotives seen at Harrow in 1938, with two quite spectacular scenes included! Firstly we see a stream of classic LMS modern (at the time) power in the shape of a "Jubilee", a Black 5 and an 8F, then a not-so-modern "Austin 7" or Fowler 7F, then the first of our spectaculars - a "Compound" piloting an "Original Scot"! This is followed by an LNWR 4-6-0 on a local passenger train and - to cap it all - the almost legendary "Turbomotive" getting under way. Note the continuous exhaust - no puffs here! Login to read more

Latest from the Unseen archive

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!