Picture Past: The Great Age of Steam

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There was a time when our towns and cities were filled with the smells and sounds of steam locomotion.

Thousands of us travelled every day by train and every place from the biggest cities to the smallest villages had some sort of a station.

Flying Scotsman  leaving Leeds station in 1956

Flying Scotsman leaving Leeds station in 1956

In this picture gallery we take a peek back at those steel monsters that thundered along our Yorkshire rail tracks, pulling carriage loads of working people and ferrying the materials that made our region such a vital part of the industry of the nation.

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Members of the reformed writing club Savage, pictured at Temple Works (Temple Mill), on Marshall Street, Holbeck, Leeds. Pictured (left to right) Robert St-John Smith, Peter Etherington, Heather Lloyd, Phil Kirby, Maria Protopapadaki-Smith (correct), Ivor Tymchak and Jamie Newman.

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