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Free Puff - a journey through the archive

"The Princess Royal" on The Aberdeen Flyer, part 4
The final part of the joint RCTS/SLS railtour "The Aberdonian Flyer" of 3rd June 1962 was headed by the first of Sir William Stanier's Pacifics, no. 46200 "The Princess Royal". She took over from her twin sister "Princess Elizabeth" at Carlisle and made a fast run up the West Coast Main Line to Euston. At the latter we see "Jubilee" no. 45634 "Trinidad" leaving with a van train and then the ECS is pushed out of the station by no. 46200, resplendent in her maroon BR livery. She would be withdrawn soon afterwards. 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!