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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

Last Days at Lyme Regis, part 2
This part of this trilogy sees the Ivatt class 2 tank which had recently taken over from the famous Adams Radial tanks on the Lyme Regis branch crossing the nearly-equally famous Cannington Viaduct and then calling at the only intermediate station at Combpyne. These engines continued in use until November 1963 when a DMU took over for the rest of the line's existence (other than a brief spell in 1964 when Ivatt no 41291 appeared in February 1964 with a Hawksworth trailer), which was a matter of just two years, closure coming on 29th November 1965. 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!