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Michael is a journalist, academic and author – writing, blogging and broadcasting on railways and the media. He is also a travel writer, having covered the world for a variety of publications. Read more…

Chuffed as steam returns to scheduled services after half a century

February 14, 2017

WONDERFUL to see steam on  timetabled services on the Settle and Carlisle line this week. For the first time in half a century it's been possible to buy a ticket on National Rail and travel behind a steam locomotive on a normal scheduled train service. Of course, the S&C line – England's most scenic – is no ordinary railway any more than Tornado, which hauled the trains is your bog-standard steam locomotive. And the services only last for three days. But ...more

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