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Reading (Southern) - Andrew Wilson recalls Reading's other station and engine shed which quietly served the Berkshire town for 116 years. Britain's Titled Trains 26: The-Red Dragon - Continuing the series of articles on Britain's Titled Trains in the days of steam, Roger Haigh, this month, takes a look at a Western Region train that worked between Paddington and Carmarthen from 1950 until the early 1960s, involving a change of locomotive in both directions at Cardiff. STEAM DAYS in Colour 19: Steam on the Lickey Incline - This month's 'All-Colour' photo-feature, depicting scenes captured on film by some of Britain's top railway photographers in the days of steam-hauled trains, illustrates the fearsome Lickey Incline, on the Midland main line from Birmingham to Bristol, where, in the up direction, trains were faced with two miles at 1 in 37%. Immingham a€ Gateway to the Continent - Opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1912. Immingham Docks represented a huge investment by the Great Central Railway and. as A. J. Ludlam relates, it was one that is still paying dividends today. The Holmes NBR 'J36' 0-6-0s at work - David Anderson provides a brief history and details of the duties of these popular 0-6-0 locomotives from their North British days through to LNER and BR days, some of which served in France during World War I. Tail Lamp a€" Readers' Letters Cover: This month's all-colour photo-feature looks at steam operations over the Lickey incline between Bromsgrove and Blackwell in Worcestershire. Here we see the 7.50am Gloucester to Birmingham (New Street) train approaching the summit at Blackwell on 11 July 1956 hauled by ex-Midland Railway '2P' 4-4-0 No 40489. With just four coaches behind the tender only one banker was required up the 1 in 373/ gradient, and this is ex-LMS '3F' 0-6-OT No 47276.
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