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Motion Bracket Design - Daniela Filova

The Motion Club, which was launched in April 2018, has reached over half of its 175-member target, with 100 people already signed up.

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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Industrial steam after August 1968 - 3, South Wales
Continuing our look at post-BR steam we now turn to South Wales and what was billed as "the last British Rail exchange line still open" in April 1971. This was the Talywain exchange sidings which still served the NCB's Blaenserchan Colliery at Pontnewynydd. Here Andrew Barclay 0-6-0ST no 2331 "Illtyd" is seen coming off shed and reversing under the former LNWR line through Blaenavon through a bridge which was virtually a tunnel. The engine then climbs up to the exchange sidings at Abersychen & Talywaun station where it picks up a short rake of standard 16 ton mineral wagons. Reversing once more it leads them down to the "tunnel" and then shunts them into the former British Iron Works sidings before retiring once more to its shed. 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.
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!

Unseen Video Highlights

The Unseen team recently caught up with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway's general manager, Paul Lewin. He was visiting the capital with two of the railway's Quarry Hunslet locos, on display at King’s Cross back in February.
MAMOD - Model Steam Engines
Unseen Steam visited the Mamod workshop in Smethwick Galton Bridge to speak with designer Peter Johnston about his latest designs and discuss the history of Mamod.