May 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 May edition of Steam Days includes…

A whirlwind Scottish shed bash: 1965

Leaving Kent on Easter Tuesday, Utrick W R Casebourne used overnight Anglo-Scottish trains to undertake a 2½ day round-trip to central Scotland that took in no less than 14 active steam sheds.

Push-pull locomotives of the LNER and its British Railways’ successors

Eric Stuart and John Macnab focus on the motive power used for push-pull duties on the LNER, as well as its constituent companies and post-1948 work as part of the Eastern, North Eastern and Scottish regions.

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STEAM DAYS in Colour
221: Coal by rail for Hams Hall power station

Established in 1929, by 1958 there were three coal-fired generating stations on this site near Water Orton. We take in something of the supply chain from colliery and via BR in the 1960s, as well as covering the CEGB-owned internal railway system.

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