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PREVIEW: June issue of Steam Days magazine


Steam nostalgia and railway history at its best, Steam Days is the monthly magazine dedicated to all steam railway enthusiasts.

Steam Days covers the six regions of British railways in each edition; Western, Southern, London, Midland, Eastern, and Scottish, with the occasional article on Irish railways and the industrial scene.

Packed with fully illustrated articles, Steam Days also covers the history of the railways of Great Britain from the early days of the 1800s through to the end of steam on British Railways in August 1968. The brand new June edition of Steam Days includes:

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Life & times of Gresley ‘B17’ Bradford City

One of the iconic ‘Footballers’, Bradford City, proved to be the last ‘B17’ in traffic, but as Andrew Wilson relates, the lightweight 4-6-0s had a difficult gestation.

60 years of Landore Shed

Completed by the GWR in 1874 and best known for its top link passenger locomotives, Alan Williams looks back at the engine shed at the heart of Swansea’s main line activities through to its closure on 11 June 1961.

Blackpool’s summer weekday traffic

Boasting two termini, Swedebasher considers high season Monday to Friday railway operations into, and out of, this Fylde seaside resort in the days before widespread dieselisation.

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