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Steam in the Street: RAE Farnborough

The idea of steam engines running down ordinary streets seems almost inconceivable under the current strict heath and safety regime. However, until the late 1960s, steam engines did indeed run down the street in Farnborough.

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Barry Scrapyard

The tale of Barry scrapyard is truly amazing. Woodham’s South Wales scrapyard received hundreds of redundant steam locomotives for scrap. Various reasons caused these locos to linger on for many years after withdrawal. The breathtaking sight of lines of rusting locos will never be forgotten by those fortunate enough to witness it. Even more remarkably the majority of the engines were eventually saved.

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