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Steam World Magazine, May 1992 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Memories of Thompson: Frequently vilified for his rebuilding in 1945 of Gresley's pioneer 'Pacific' No. 4470 Great Northern, Thompson has not enjoyed the best of reputations amongst railway writers. R.H.N. Hardy recalls his persona] dealings with Thompson and casts an eye over his designs
Westerleigh West, August 5 1961: This remote location, K'; miles north-east of Bristol, was the point at which the WR's Paddington main line crossed the l-MR's Bristol route. Richard Strange recalls a Summer Saturday at the lineside.
Gantries! In 1992, just a handful of full-span semaphore gantries survive.....Scarborough Palsgrave, Hellifield, Skipton, Miles Platting...once there were hundreds. Richard Fitrgibbons starts a tour-pan look at large semaphore signal installations, starting with the LMR
Dunton Green - change for Westerham: Closed in Autumn 1961, the Westerham branch was worked latterly by Class H 0-4-4Ts. Dave Marriott delves into his high quality colour collection to describe a visit made in 19b0.
Early morning mist, heavy dew and subtle morning sunshine.....The Skipton-Grassington line was the country's last steam-worked branch. John S. Whitelcy evokes the last days of the 'Standard 4s' on this beautiful Dales railway.
Platform: A bumper three-page selection from the editor's poslhag of readers' lellers. Comments, queries, congratulations and criticisms....it's all here!
The National Railway Museum Portfolio - j.F. Russell-Smith: Nigel Harris dips into the NRM files to present a selection of railway photography from another of Lccman Road's private collections. Words by Brian Momson.
Preparing for the worst - the crane train: The railways always had to keep a stock of cranes, not only for civil engineering use but also for recovery operations after minor derailments or more serious mishaps. Dr Alan Eamshaw describes BR's attempt to standardise breakdown train formations, which was far from easy task

Also included in this issue is a 24-page Supplement "Engines Elite, British 'Pacific's 1908-1954
Front cover: A 'King' in full cry. On March 31 1962, No. 6025 King Henry III climbs Hatton Bank in style, in charge of the down 'Cambrian Coast Express.'
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