It's 50 years since steam ended – let's be thankful it never went away

August 23, 2018

  IT'S 50 years ago this month that steam locomotives last ran in regular service on the main lines of  British Railways. For me these were days filled with nostalgia as I spent my gap year of 1967-68 travelling the country on railrovers trying to ride behind the last remnants of steam before it disappeared. Back then, neither I nor my transpotting friends would have reckoned in our wildest dreams that main line steam would still be with us – thanks ...more

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