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The Last Years of British Steam; and Early Ventures Seeking it Overseas

26-Oct-2023 @ 19:30 - 22:00

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In the late 1960s Colin Miell started travelling to take colour slides of steam in its last years on British Rail – including spending 15 guineas on 1T57. And when it was over in Britain, he started venturing overseas in search of more, visiting Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Europe (both sides of the iron curtain), and then further afield. Half a century later, he started scanning his slides, and tonight shows the fruits of his labours, including some earlier black and white images from the mid 1960s; while some ‘modern (then!) traction’ and ferries also feature. Those familiar with his photography will know we have a treat in store.

One of the Halle test locos, 18 201, stands at Berlin Lichtenberg Station, having just arrived with a regular passenger working from the north on 8th September 1969. Taken during that year’s very successful LCGB tour of the DDR, just after our arrival from Neubrandenburg. Image Credit: Colin Miell

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