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After the End

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Main Line working steam came to an end in August 1968. However there was still plenty of steam activity at numerous Industrial sites as well as the fledgling Heritage network. This programme takes a trip around the country and looks at everything from Flying Scotsman to NCB operations.

Salisbury Steam Shed and Barry Scrapyard.

The Longmoor Military Railway  with 92203 on main line & with Austerity ‘Errol Lonsdale’ and 2-10-0 ‘Gordon’ on the railway in the late 1960s.

Main Line Steam.   4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ on tour in the late 1960s.

Steam on the Metropolitan.  57xx Pannier tanks on engineering duties to Croxley Tip and at Neasden.

A New Era of Steam.  Fledgling Heritage lines in the late 1960s featuring the Keighley & Worth Valley, the North Norfolk, the Bluebell, the Bulmers site at Hereford with ‘King George V’, Tyseley with main line locomotives including ‘Flying Scotsman’, the Severn Valley & the Kent & East Sussex Railways.

Industrial Steam at Preston Docks, the Ford Dagenham Factory, Reed Paper Mills. Included are a wide variety of Saddle Tanks and a fireless loco.

The National Coal Board in the North East at Philadelphia with Hunslet Saddletanks, Lambton Tanks, Robert Stephenson 0-6-2 tanks.

The National Coal Board in South Wales featuring the Craig Merthyr system, Brynlliw Colliery, Maesteg Colliery, Mardy Colliery, Mountain Ash, Merthyr Vale, Celynen Collieries and Hafodyrynys Collierys with 0-4-0 Saddle Tanks, Austerities and Pannier Tanks. 

1 hr 35 mins approx
After the End