January 2023


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 January edition of Steam Days includes:

All change: Broadstone Junction

Known for being at the southernmost point of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, trains operated through here for nearly 140 years – we look to ‘place’ the long-lost station in today’s landscape.

Great North of Scotland Railway engine sheds: Deeside and Buchan lines

Roger Griffiths and John Hooper conclude their GNSR shed story with facilities related to the line to Ballater, west of Aberdeen, and the routes north of Dyce serving Boddam, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and St Combs.

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Schoolboy recollections of the L&Y route through Orrell

Chris Forrest describes early railway observations of his local main line, that between Wigan and Liverpool, remembering signal box visits, regular operations and specials such as Grand National trains.

If you’d like to read the January issue of Steam Days, it is available to order here; alternatively, reap the benefits with a subscription and have it delivered straight to your door every month.

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