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 Flying Scotsman arrives Corfe Castle 19 March 2019

Record-breaking ‘Flying Scotsman’ – the world’s most famous steam locomotive – has arrived on the Swanage Railway to be reunited with a rare Devon Belle Pullman observation carriage for the first time in almost 50 years.

By: Editorial 16 hours 24 min ago

Free Puff - a journey through the archive

WoE is me! The Southern Under Occupation - Part 7, Sidmouth
Our tale of WoE in Summer 1963 takes further into Devon and to the quintessentially "Southern" branch line terminus at Sidmouth where there is no evidence of the hostile takeover by the Western Region regime so hated by all true Southerners. Indeed, the train is just as the Southern had left it, a pair of Bulleid coaches headed by one of the BR Standard class 4 tanks built at Brighton to replace the Southern's own 0-4-4 tanks after the spectacular failure of Bulleid's offering, the legendary "Leader". Even the loco shed still stood! 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!