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Strategic Steam Reserve – Fact or Fiction?

For years now a conspiracy theory has been growing in popularity, it’s the theory that the UK created a reserve of Steam Engines during the Cold War known as the Strategic Steam Reserve. But is it just a conspiracy theory? The story goes that as the UK transitioned from older Steam Trains to modern Diesel and Electric Locomotives some bright spark realised that in the event of a Nuclear Attack these trains with their modern electric controls and power units would be useless. So the idea was to store a reserve of these old steam trains just in case. Many places have been mentioned as the location of the Strategic […]

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