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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - 'River Mite' at Irton Road

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Preservation Society received the Coiley Locomotive Engineering Award at the prestigious Heritage Railway Association dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday 9 February

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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Oxted lines Pull-Push - Part 4
We reach the principal terminus of the Oxted lines pull-push services at Tunbridge Wells west where "Maunsell" pull-push set no. 604 arrives ahead of Drummond's ex-LSWR M7 tank no. 30055 which is in a pretty run-down condition. TWW was a major hub for the ex-LBSCR lines in mid Sussex and had an allocation of many tank locomotives right up until the end of steam for the services radiating from here. As the train draws to a stand at least three others can be seen in the station, one of which is powered by an ex-LMS "Mickey Mouse" class 2 tank, a number of which were built for the Southern Region. Our final view takes us across to East Grinstead upper level as another M7, no. 30053 in immaculate condition, takes the spur from the station around to the lower level and the line from Lewes via Horted Keynes to Oxted, part of which, from here to Sheffield Park, is today's Bluebell railway. 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!