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Steam World Magazine, May 2014 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue

Comment - The Editor returns to the subject of personal favourites and reveals some individual locomotives of which he has fond memories.
Call attention - Chris Leigh reflects on Brunel's South Devon Railway, breached by floods, and acknowledges the help of 5team World readers in answering an earlier question.
Croes newydd MPD from 1958 - closure - Chris Magner recounts the final years of the last Welsh BR steam locomotive depot - home to the last GWR standard gauge locomotives.
BR steam policy under Riddles - The decision to carry on building steam after nationalisation has always been controversial but what workable alternatives were there? David N Clough re-examines the evidence and finds that Riddles had little choice.
My early railway experiences - Bob Essery tells of his early days on the railway, after he left school and leading up his first footplate jobs.
Platform - Another selection of your comments on, and postscripts to recent Steam World articles plus our ever-popular crossword.
Great shot! - A spectacular W.J.V.Anderson photograph of a freight train in the wilds of the Cumbrian countryside.
Fulbourne in 1952 - Brian Swinn recalls his move from school to employment at a rural station in Cambridgeshire.
Troop train - From the Getty Images files, photographed by Picture Post in 1944, some pictures of US troops moving by train in the UK may never have been seen in print.
The view from st james' bridge - Spotters may have wondered how the CMEs came to produce certain types of locomotive. John Clarke explains that, like everyone, they worked under numerous constraints.
Beeching 50 - Cirencester and Tetbury - Chris Leigh marks the 50th anniversary of the closure the two iconic Gloucestershire branch lines.
Names to remember - 3 - Jeff Dacombe concludes his series providing background to the 'Battle of Britain' locomotive names.
Gresley's'V2'2-6-2S - Noel Ingram captures Gresley's workhorses doing what they do best
Next issue - Find out what delights are in store for next month's 5team World.

Cover: The last Steam Loco to be built by BR 9F 92220 'Evening Star' at Bath Green Park depot, 10/9/62.   

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