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Welcome to the final update!
Yes, I know how that sounds but it's only the final update of the site in this form, the next update, hopefully sometime in March will look rather different.
I've been mentioning for a while that I intended to change things both with the appearance and content of steamsounds and, for the last couple of months I've been working on things and, although it's been a far more time consuming task than I anticipated, I'm getting there slowly but surely.
The new site will have less frequent updates but there will still be plenty of material to keep visitors entertained and there will be a much expanded and improved photo gallery.
As I've mentioned before, there will be some changes to the disks available too.
The Riding behind steam series with the exception of the Settle - Carlisle line disk will
no longer be available as audio CDs being replaced with some new mp3 disks as will all of the preserved line disks so, if you want any of those, now is the time.
One other thing; I been thinking for a while and indeed, have been told that
my disks are too cheap; I've seen other similar disks on sale at over £12 so what with increasing postal costs etc., and considering that the disks have been on sale at the same price for the last 10 years I'll be increasing the price per disk to £6.50 including UK postage but that won't happen until the new site appears so you still have a few weeks at the old prices.
My regular visitors will know that for each of the past few years I've produced an annual disk of recordings of steam running on the main line made at the lineside. Well, this year for a couple of reasons that isn't a possibility. Firstly there was all the diesel assistance that the fine summer weather and fire risk caused meaning that there was hardly any steam on the main line worth going out for and the second reason is that I haven't been getting out as much as I did in the past; you can put that down to advancing years.
Despite this, I have done a fair bit of recording
as the updates to the site will have shown so I am able to produce an annual disk again this year.
However, instead of just a disk of main line steam recorded from the lineside, I've widened the scope to include some on-train recordings, some from a couple of preserved lines and others from even further afield.
You'll find full details of this audio CD, steamsounds around 2013, here.
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Try Alan Robinson's Heritage
Steam Archive. Here you will find a plethora of steam CDs to browse
through. You are sure to find something of interest.
At Linda Jeffcoat's Steamy
Sounds you will find two CDs of recordings from the NYMR & SVR,
well worth a look.
For Australian steam sounds visit Tony Weber's web
site. I have to say that Tony's are the best of recordings Australian
steam locos I have heard!
For German steam CDs visit Jörg Dreckmann's excellent Dampfsound
Try the 34081 web
site for a selection of audio CDs from Ian Bowskill.
You should consider visiting Andy Slater's BR
Diesel Web site. Not just diesels, he has some steam recordings
Not just audio CDs but there are some interesting DVDs available at
If nostalgia is your thing try oldcenturysounds.co.uk
not just for railway recordings either.
If you like Train Sims have a look at Steam Sounds Supreme where you'll find sound packs for Rail Simulator. See, I don't mind giving the competition a plug!
Anybody else out there selling your own railway CDs? Get
in touch using the feedback form above.