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Carlisle: Part Two - The English Connection - In Part Two of our general feature on the railways of Carlisle, following Part One which covered the Scottish routes in and out of the border city and which appeared in the October 2005 issue of this magazine, David Anderson now describes the growth of the train services of the four English-based railway companies and their routes which served Carlisle until the end of steam workings. Britain's Titled Trains 24: The 'Master Cutler' - In another interesting article covering Titled Trains in the days of steam, Roger Haigh, this month, provides a brief history of a train which started life in 1947 running between Sheffield Victoria and London (Marylebone), was later moved to the GNR line and King's Cross, and eventually worked into St Pancras in 1971. STEAM DAYS in Colour a€ 13: Great Western West Country Branch Lines - Another 'All-Colour' thematic photo-feature from the cameras of some of Britain's top prolific railway photographers in the days of steam-hauled trains, this month looking at a few of those fascinating former Great Western branch lines that were scattered throughout the West Country. The Last Decade of the Marsh Atlantics a€" 1948-1958 - Andrew Wilson reviews the last ten years of the life of the former LB&SCR 'H1' and 'H2' Marsh Atlantic locomotives and their duties from the nationalisation of the railways in 1948. A 1955 Journey over the East Coast Main Line a€" King's Cross to Dundee - Alistair Nisbet regularly travelled from King's Cross to Dundee with his family, and on to Tayport, over the East Coast main line in the days of steam-hauled trains, and here he describes a trip in 1955, and what could be seen during the course of his interesting journey. Reviews a€" Books for Christmas Tail Lamp a€" Readers' Letters Cover: Although we covered 'Winter Wonderland in The Pennines' last month in STEAM DAYS magazine, we follow tradition for the front cover of our January issue with yet another snow scene. On 15 February 1968, near Peak Forest summit, Stanier '8F' 2-8-0 No 48191 passes the now-demolished Buxton Lime Company's silo with a down freight train. The old station is on the right beyond the bridge.
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