March 2023


Steam nostalgia and railway history at its best, Steam Days is the monthly magazine dedicated to all steam railway enthusiasts. With Rex Kennedy as editor, he has 80 years of railway memories to recollect, alongside the stories and tales retold by many of the contributors.

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 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 new March edition of Steam Days includes…

Birmingham (New Street) to Walsall by Midland Railway metals
Station by station

Following the path of a passenger service that ceased to operate in January 1965, Stanley C Jenkins considers the steam age infrastructure of the route via Castle Bromwich and Sutton Park.

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midlands Area) specials to Swindon: 1951-54

Travelling between the Midlands and Wiltshire by four different routes, Richard Garland shines the spotlight on the first of a series of regular SLS rail tours to Swindon Works.

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The Kent & East Sussex line in the early 1950s

Chris Gordon Watford visited the Robertsbridge-Tenterden-Headcorn route, witnessing both busy commuter scenes and lengthy periods of inactivity while seeking out some of the line’s less photographed stopping places.

And there’s lots more inside! If you’d like to read the March 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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