January 2024


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 January edition of Steam Days includes…

Shewsbury’s Central Wales line sub-sheds

On the challenging Central Wales line from Craven Arms to Swansea (Victoria), Steve Bartlett looks at Shrewsbury’s ex-L&NWR sub-sheds at Craven Arms, Knighton and Builth Road.

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

The loss of traditional Scottish Region ‘VI’ and ‘V3’ work to the rise of the multiple-unit resulted in a short period of far more variety for these classes both in terms of work and the spread of the fleet, but as David Anderson and Andrew Kennedy explain, all this ceased in December 1962.

From Dorset to Scotland… and briefly back out again

With a passion for both railways and football, Trevor Lambert recalls how, in late August 1963, he set off alone on a 19-day trip that would ultimately embrace no less than 90 different engine sheds and railway works locations.

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