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Neasden - The Great Central Railway's London Engine Shed - Andrew Wilson provides a brief history of the former OCR shed at Neasden in North-West London where a variety of ex-GWR, LMS, Great Central, and LNER classes of locomotives were allocated over the years, in addition to BR Standard classes. The Scottish Region's Television Train - Following the interest from readers of this magazine for more information on the Scottish Region's TV train which was illustrated in the Oban article in the March 2006 issue, John Macnab now provides us with full details of this train which was introduced in 1956 and ran until 1964. STEAM DAYS in Colour 20: Three-Island Steam - In this month's 'All-Colour' photo-feature we take a look at the delightful holiday islands of the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, and Hayling Island during the days of steam, courtesy of the camera of Ken Cook. Pacifics on the North Wales Coast Main Line - One of the last strongholds of Pacific-worked passenger and parcels trains in the 1960s was the Chester to Holyhead line and Roger Haigh takes a nostalgic look at the duties of the Pacific locomotives that were seen working along this former L&NWR main line. Radyr Yard and Shed a€ Taff Vale Railway - Roger Malyn explores the history of the Taff Vale Railway's sidings and en shed at Radyr which played an important role in the movement of coal and empty wagons in and out of the docks at Cardiff from pre-Grouping days until the last days of steam in the area. Book Reviews by Walter Heughan Tail Lamp a€" Readers' Letters Cover: This month, in our 'All-Colour' photo-feature, we visit the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, and Hayling Island and the two islands covered which are not connected by a causeway or bridge to the mainland still provide the opportunity to see steam in action. On 16 August 1962, in this Isle of Man scene, we see the Island's 2-4-OT No 12 Hutchinson, still operating today, at Castleton with the 10.00am train ex-Douglas.
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