Steam Railway: 50 Glorious Years

Steam Railway: 50 Glorious Years

1968 is remembered for being the final year of standard gauge steam on British Rail, as enthusiasts flocked to the north-west to capture the end of an era. But the end of steam on BR truly kick-started the railway preservation movement as those same enthusiasts hurried to save as many steam locomotives as possible from the scrapyard. 

Steam Railway's 50 Glorious Years not only commemorates the end of steam but also the start of a new steam era, telling the full story of this momentous 12 months when historic locomotives were saved, new preserved railways and steam centres opened their doors and the foundations for an industry with a multi-million pound turnover were set. 

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