Unseen Steam Features

‘The Scottish Rambler’ railtour at Lindores station in 1962 hauled by a Gresley Class J39 No 64786.
Posted: 5 years 1 month ago | Author/Source: Editorial

Although perhaps not the most important closure of that particular year — the same day also witnessed the closure of the ex-GWR branch line from Lampeter to Aberayron, for example — the withdrawal of services over the erstwhile Newburgh & North Fife Railway was one of the first where local residents too action to try and prevent closure. In the event, as the Dundee Courier of 26 January 1951 reported ‘Court no say in North Fife rail dispute: Judge decides Fife County Council,... more

Viewed westward at Margate on 23 August 1958, is BR Standard 2 2-6-2T No 84025 accompanied by ex-SE&C Maunsell ‘D1’ class 4-4-0 No 31247

The class, designed by R. A. Riddles but derived from the earlier 2-6-2Ts designed by H. G....