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The Gresley'K3'class 2-6-0s - The Jazzers - W. A. T. Aves provides a detailed survey of a popular class of Great Northern 2-6-0 locomotive and the work undertaken by these Gresley Moguls over most of the LNER and the Eastern and North Eastern Regions in BR days, and also in Scotland. Britain's Titled Trains 25: The 'Merchant Venturer' - In another interesting article covering one of the Titled Trains which ran in the days of steam, Roger Haigh, this month, provides a brief history of a train, introduced by British Railways in 1951, which ran until 1965 between Paddington, Bath, Bristol, and Weston-super-Mare, with part of the train serving Taunton. STEAM DAYS in Colour a€ 15: The Settles Carlisle Line - 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 covering the rugged and picturesque Settle & Carlisle route over the Pennines. The Evolving Railways around East Grinstead - Gerald Siviour relates the history of the railways converging on the important Sussex junction at East Grinstead, the traffic using these lines, and the future joining-up of the preserved Bluebell Railway with the main line at East Grinstead. Steam Days at Oban - David Anderson describes the development of the railway at the Scottish West Highland ferry-port of Oban, the locomotives working the trains to and from this location, and the steamers that provided sailings to the outer islands and local tourist areas. Tail Lamp a€" Readers' Letters Cover: As a taster for this month's colour feature on the Settle & Carlisle line, Stanier '8F' 2-8-0 No 48735 is seen hard at work on the approach to Ais Gill summit in July 1965. It is working a southbound Carlisle to Oldham (Glodwick Road) empty vans train which would have been worked north the previous night fully-loaded.
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