I am excited that you have reached this page. You are just a few clicks away from having full access to all of our stories and photographs, plus a copy of my unique story of disappearing from site from 6 weeks in the pursuit of steam!

Mozambique steam train Atlantic 1975

My Story

It all happened in 1975, on a trip to Nampula to see the world’s last remaining Atlantics, hence the title, “The Holy Grail Of Steam”. It is an adventure with life threatening situations, spy stories, multiple arrests and incarcerations, and some exclusive photos in areas very few steam railway photographers have ever achieved access to.

Of course, you can just purchase the book for $9.95, or gain full access to everyone’s stories plus the book for a mere $3 a month. You can cancel at any time.

The photo on the left is 812, one of the four Atlantics in service out of Nampula at the time. It is in transit between Rio Monapo and Lombo, near Mozambique Island.

I won’t give away more of the story, but at this time we had no passports, vehicle or other possessions. Just the clothes on our backs, and by good fortune, our cameras and film! The story is 100% true and backed by documentation, including tickets for the trip from Nampula to Nacala!

I reckon anyone with a sense for adventure will want a copy of this, and it is free with your membership.

We Provide Great Value And Something To Read At Night!

Once inside, you will gain full access to our archives, a regular calendar with the best pictures and stories we will be creating yearly, the opportunity to network with other rail enthusiasts, and a chance to make your own contributions.

Members are asked to vote and comment on stories posted during the month, and at the end the one with the most votes will be selected for the calendar and once we get started, attract a cash prize. With our contacts you may get published in one of the major railway magazines too!

As we grow, we plan to find discounts for members for various railway related activities, and use some of the funds to help keep the remaining steam trains in various parts of the world in operating condition.

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You can join now by clicking on the “subscribe” button below, and receive instant access to the book, “The Holy Grail Of Steam”, by John Gaydon. This is the first time this story has been published.

Purchase “The Holy Grail Of Steam” for just $9.95US in PDF form.