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Tornado's tender outside DLW

£450,000 appeal launched to fund the tender for Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive as order placed for construction of the tender tank.

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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

The Caernarvonshire Railtour Part 1
On 5th May 1957 the MLS and SLS jointly promoted a railtour on the lines emanating from Bangor entitled "The Caernarvonshire Railtour". We start at Bangor shed where a pair of Fowler class 4 2-6-4 tanks are seen coming off shed and then reversing onto their train in the station. They then set off westwards and take the branch line to Bethesda at Bethesda junction. The branch was pretty steeply graded and even a pair of relatively-powerful big tanks were brought virtually to a stand as they passed over the Penrhyn Quarries Railway near Felin Hen. (Our thanks, as always, go to Gary Thornton's Six Bells Junction for information) 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!