April 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 April edition of Steam Days includes…

Bicester is best

Andrew Britton recalls the latter days of steam at Bicester on the Paddington-Banbury and Oxford-Bletchley lines, as well as considering the rail network of the town’s army ordnance depot.

Scotland’s Gresley 2-6-2Ts – the prime years

Designed for short and medium distance passenger services, David Anderson and Andrew Kennedy review the long-standing Scottish work of the ‘V1’ and ‘V3’ tank engines in the 1930 to 1957 period.

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Discovering sheds and works as a Lancastrian trainspotter

Chris Forrest began visiting engine sheds in 1947 at the age of 13, these recollections including some regular haunts in the Manchester and Liverpool areas, as well as three railway works within easy reach.

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220: Teesside: Saltburn to Thornaby

Inland from the Yorkshire coast, we traverse the line through Middlesbrough, including viewing the rail traffic in relation to the industrial heartland on the edge of the docks.

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