September 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.

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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.

The new September edition of Steam Days includes…

Interesting Cars-on-Rail services of the past

Eric Stuart reveals how two railway companies created short distance, local solutions that helped motorists to navigate otherwise time consuming water crossings.

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Broadened horizons with a Lancashire trainspotter

Chris Forrest recalls a wide range of railway experiences from his schooldays, through to the summer of 1952, and then onwards into the mid-1960s.

STEAM DAYS in Colour225: Dovey Junction to Talerddig

A lineside appreciation of the Cambrian main line from the Dovey estuary, through Machynlleth, and then on the famous climb to Talerddig summit.

Steaming through Surbiton

South Western main line steam recollections, Ian Turnbull recalls his local steam scene in the 1950s and 1960s.

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The locomotives of Keadby and Frodingham

Roger Griffiths and John Hooper consider the post-1923 allocations for the LNER engine sheds of the Scunthorpe area, seeing the story through to the end of Frodingham’s BR steam allocation in 1966.

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