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Heritage Railway - Issue 227

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April 7, 2017 – May 4, 2017
Headline News 6

Flying Scotsman to appear in unique
quadruple running event on East
Coast Main Line; Kent & East Sussex
and Rother Valley railways given
green light to link up; building of
Great Central’s new Loughborough
bridge now under way and £30
million plans for new heritage railway
over Manchester Ship Canal unveiled.

News 10
Royal Scot takes North Yorkshire Moors
by storm; Severn Valley to hold 30th
anniversary diesel ‘mega gala’;
Swanage remembers last BR steam
train; Cambrian Heritage Railways gets
Transport and Work Act Order for
Oswestry line; Gloucestershire
Warwickshire Railway £1.25 million
share issue target nearly there; gala
action from Severn Valley, Llangollen
and Worth Valley; Tyseley ‘Bloomer’
“may go main line”; Lincolnshire Coast
founder dies at 91; Britain’s longest
serving railwayman retires and two
new heritage lines in London taking
shape with a third on the way.

Main Line News 56
Clan Line may be back by the end
of April; Tyseley Locomotive Works
announces multi-million-pound
plans for new tourist attraction; two
Class 50s to run to Glasgow and
latest on ‘Great Britain X’ railtour
locomotive roster.

With Full Regulator 64
Don Benn reports on Tornado’s St
David’s Day trip.


Railwayana 52
GeoffCourtney’s regular column.
Centre 54
Scots Guardsman on the Cumbrian
Coast by Alan Weaver
Main Line Itinerary 68
Steam and heritage diesel
Platform 84
Where your views matter most.
Up & Running 94
Guide to railways running in the
coming months.
The Month Ahead 106

A meeting of minds
The renaming of Flying Scotsman twice; the re-creation of a complete
early 1950s KESR mixed train and the clearing and operation of the ‘Last
Severn & Wye byway’ back to Parkend. In his 100th article written over
three decades, GeoffSilcock charts the early years of the photo charter
operations that he christened ‘Sentimental Journeys’.

On to Coalbrookdale:
 Plans to extend to the birthplace of the
industrial revolution
The Telford Steam Railway has taken
a long time to get to where it has,
but after opening one extension, it
is developing much more ambitious
plans. Allan George outlines
the railway’s aims to extend to
Coalbrookdale, the birthplace of the
Industrial Revolution, and hopefully


Czech and Slovakian winter steam
In some European countries, main
line steam trains can occasionally
be operated for the benefit of
photographers as opposed
to passengers. David Rodgers
witnessed one such operation in
one-time communist territory.

Wight heritage projects
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway
stands out among standard gauge
heritage railways for the use of
historic locomotives and rolling
stock in their original setting. IOWSR
trustee Simon Futcher tells the story
of how two current projects are set
to continue this tradition.

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