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61324 on the Scottish Railtour 1963 part 1
The third (of four) day of the 1963 Scottish Rambler no 2 railtour was 14th April 1963 and the train was to be headed by Thompson B1 4-6-0 no 61324. It started out at Edinburgh Waverley and ran along the North British Railway's part of the East Coast Main Line to Reston, a junction station positioned between Grantshouse and Burnmouth, where the Berwickshire Railway line to St Boswells once made a connection. By this time the through route had been cut back to Duns, which itself had lost its passenger services in 1951, and complete closure would take place in September 1966. Login to read more

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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.

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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!