Preview: May 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.

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The brand new May edition of Steam Days includes:

West of England Rail Rover 1960: To Truro and the far west

Heading west for a week of travelling on everyday services as a Rail Rover adventure, Leslie R Freeman and a friend set out to discover the railways of Cornwall and Devon.

Swindon’s Stanier ‘8F’ 2-8-0s

As part of the war effort, Swindon built 80 Stanier ‘8F’ class 2-8-0s. Andrew Wilson looks at their working lives.

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Glasgow Crossrail?

Eric Stuart looks at Glasgow’s two rival subterranean east-west suburban lines, established by the North British Railway and the Caledonian Railway, and their services through to 1960.

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