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‘Steam World’ magazine: features of interest

Two recent issues of Steam World have items which might interest Tracks though Grantham subscribers:

August 2021 (Issue 410):

  • pages 24 to 27 is a four page photo feature titled Through Noel's Lens: Freight on the ECML.  It's a selection of seven colour photographs by Noel Ingram, prolific recorder in the early 1960s of traffic on the East Coast Main Line between Grantham and Peterborough.
  • across the top of pages 46 and 47 there's a shot of Grantham's A3 No. 60046 Diamond Jubilee departing from Leeds in August 1961.

September 2021 (Issue 411):

  • at the bottom of page 26 there's a letter from David Rollins in Australia who recalls being fireman on a V2-hauled Up fitted freight which came to a halt near Saltersford with a broken side rod in May 1959.  He describes how the incident was dealt with.
  • pages 48 and 49 are a further two-page spread of Noel Ingram's colour photographs, this time five pictures of A4 Pacifics on passenger traffic titled Through Noel's Lens: 'Streaking' the ECML.

Friend of Tracks through Grantham Chris Leigh has recently resumed the role of editor of Steam World.  We wish him well and hope that a sprinkling of Grantham-related content can be maintained.

John Clayson