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The SE&CR Wainwright 'H' class 0-4-4Ts - Chris Andrews reviews a class of tank engine, originally built for the South Eastern & Chatham Railway, which was predominant in Kent and Sussex on branch-line duties into Southern and BR days. Mancunian Rail Travels a€ The Final Years - Keith Widdowson recalls his journeys to and from Manchester during those final years of steam-hauled trains, many of these journeys taken at night and in the early hours of the morning. STEAM DAYS in Colour a€" 16: Last Days of Steam on former Great Eastern Lines - Another 'All-Colour' photo-feature from the cameras of some of Britain's top prolific railway photographers in the days of steam-hauled trains, this month portraying Ken Cook's view of steam on former GER ines in the late-1950s and early-1960s. Old Oak Common Locomotive Depot a€" A Cathedral of Steam - One hundred years ago the Great Western Railways locomotive depot at Old Oak Common in London was bom, opening its doors on 17 March 1906, and closing to steam in March 1965. Andrew Wilson, this month, relates the history of this large locomotive depot Rs variety of motive power over the years, and the duties performed from this depot in the days of steam. Tete Times - Jimmy Brown describes his working life in the Telegraph Office at Glasgow (Buchanan Street) in the late-1930s and during the war, and later developments at the station including the Buchanan Street to Aberdeen 3-hour trains. Tail Lamp a€" Readers' Letters Cover: Our 'All-Colour' photo-feature this month covers the former GER lines into London, and Norwich shed's Thompson 'B1'4-6-0 No 61317 is pictured here at the head of the 7.58am Bury St Edmunds to Liverpool Street train on 4 April 1959 as it passes Clapton Sidings in East London. This 'B1' 4-6-0 was built by the North British Locomotive Company and released to traffic on 6 May 1948, and so was never an LNER engine. It was condemned on 16 September 1962 from Immingham shed and George Cohen's of Rotherham reduced it to scrap early in 1963.
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