December 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 December edition of Steam Days includes…

British Railways: 1948 – summer and (just) beyond

In many ways a one-off period of change where trialled liveries and even some BR emblems turned heads but rarely lasted, Andrew Kennedy picks some sightings and events that were in the news.

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The Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway
Cattle to the markets, and more

In the years after the division of Ireland in 1922, railways that crossed the border between Northern Ireland and Éire remained for over three decades as independent companies. Colin Boocock describes one such line that appeared to thrive on moving cross-border cattle and freight.

STEAM DAYS in Colour
228: Cross-country inter-regional services through Salisbury

Well known as a locomotive change ‘frontier’ in terms of the Western and Southern regions, over the years Salisbury found itself hosting quite a variety of WR/SR workings.

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