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No.30777 “Sir Lamiel” Southern Railway King Arthur Class 4-6-0 Built at North British Locomotives Works, Glasgow in 1925. Withdrawn 1961. Arrived at the GCR in 1995. Returned to steam in 2006. Operational. Operates on Network Rail and GCR

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Maltby Street Market: This small market is one of London’s best hidden gems. Every Saturday, local producers sell their street food under the railway arches in Bermondsey. Make sure to get there before lunchtime, as most stalls wrap up in the early afternoon.

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The last scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on the British Railways’ network ran between Liverpool Exchange and Preston in July and into August 1968. By that time the motive power tended to be in a poor condition, as illustrated by this Class 5MT (Black 5) at Liverpool Exchange heading a Glasgow train during the last days of steam. The steam locomotive would have hauled the train only as far as Preston where a diesel would take over. Photo by Chris the Edge Hill signalman from his…

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Images from history: Rarely seen photographs bring 1800s London back to life

There's a million fascinating facts and figures about the London Underground, but this rarely seen photograph reminds us just what an engineering feat the construction process was. Here we see the creation of the Central Line in 1898.

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London trams in the Kingsway Tram Tunnel, Holborn. London. (Image: London Transport Museum/TfL.)

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Elgin Cathedral - Fast Diesel Trains from Aberdeen and Inverness, by Jack Merriott. A great watercolour view of the famous ruined cathedral, recognised as being one of the finest medieval remains in Scotland. Bottom left is a brief route-map showing how Elgin fitted in to the rail network at the time. Original Vintage Railway Poster available on

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