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The LMS 4-4-0 Compounds in England and Wales - Frederick Rogers takes a look at the development and work of the most successful class of Compound locomotives to work in England and Wales a€ the Midland and LMS 3-cylinder 4-4-0s a€" from their introduction in 1924 until their demise in July 1961. The North Woolwich Branch - A Gateway to London's Docklands - Gerald Siviour provides a detailed history of one of London's oldest railways which served the East End Docks for 160 years. STEAM DAYS in Colour 23: Southern Region Railtours a€" 1952 to 1962 - Railtours were a feature of all six Regions of British Railways, and in this month's 'All-Colour' photo-feature, through the cameras of some of Britain's top railway photographers, we look at some of the tours that traversed parts of the Southern Region between 1952 and 1962 and which used a wide variety of steam locomotives. Glasgow Central Station - Dugald Cameron takes a nostalgic look at the evolution of the Caledonian Railway's Glasgow Central station over the last one hundred years. The Tenbury Wells Branch - Stanley Jenkins describes the rise and fall of this quintessential Great Western branch line which served rural communities in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire. Tail Lamp a€" Readers' Letters Front Cover: In this month's issue of STEAM DAYS magazine our 'All-Colour' photo-feature illustrates some of the railtours that ran on the Southern Region between 1952 and 1962. Pictured at Staines station on 19 March 1961 we see Adams Radial 4-4-2T No 30582 which was working the 3-coach REC/SLS 'LSWR Suburban' special on that day.
Inside cover: The Railway Enthusiasts Club's railtour to Southampton Docks on 8 May 1954 when USA 0-6-OT No 30068 was used is pictured here at Eastleigh.This special was also in the hands of Adams '0395' class 0-6-0 No 30577 during the tour, and both locomotives were turned out in as near to ex-Works condition as the shed cleaners could manage. These society-organised trains presented enthusiasts with opportunities to be hauled by classes of locomotive rarely, if ever, seen hauling passenger trains.
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