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 60103 Flying Scotsman

Record-breaking ‘Flying Scotsman’ is to visit the Swanage Railway and be reunited with a rare Devon Belle Pullman observation carriage for the first time in almost 50 years.

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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Gateway to the World
Southampton has long boasted the title of "Gateway to the World" and this was displayed over the top of Dock Gate 4's entrance during steam days. We take you back to 1957 with scenes here, staring from the Hythe Ferry from which we see the mighty SS United States moored at the Ocean Terminal. Appropriately, once we are safely on dry land we see one of the Docks shunters which must have made a few Americans feel at home in the form of an SR USA tank. This is followed by a perhaps unique view of one of the tiny Drummond C14 tanks of the LSWR and then what is probably an Ocean Liner Express taking the SS United States' passengers to London across Canute Road. Finally we visit Southampton Central to see two forms of 1950s modernisation in the form of a BR Standard class 4 and one of the first batch of two-car Hampshire DEMUs. 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.