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Heritage Railway - Issue 228

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May 5 – June 1, 2017
Headline News 6
Peppercorn A1 Pacific Tornado hits
101mph in ‘secret’ overnight test
run; Flying Scotsman stars in unique
world-first four-train parallel running
over the East Coast Main Line;
debut Swanage-Wareham services
to be locomotive hauled and Scots
Guardsman’s ‘Cumbrian Mountain
Express’ triumph.

News 12
North Yorkshire Moors Railway in
surprise bid to run North Norfolk’s
Cromer services; Royal visits for
Lincolnshire Coast and Royal Deeside;
help the Llangollen Railway raise
£370,000 to complete Corwen Central
station; Post Office Railway set for July
opening; North Norfolk launches
suburban set; farewell to preservation
pioneer David Woodhouse; steam
back in Southwold; George B enters
Bala Lake service; Austerity tanks at
Bodmin and Dean Forest to make
heritage era debut; and ride the GWR
steam railmotor to Princes Risborough
with Heritage Railway!

Main Line News 56
Report from Tornado's 101mph run
with logs; Tornado to haul Walton-
on-the-Naze shuttles; Union of South
Africa to run to Swanage, Clan Line
for ‘Torbay Express’ and Jeremy
Hosking’s Locomotive Services given
go-ahead to apply for TOC licence.

Railwayana 43
GeoffCourtney’s regular column.

Centre 54
Four trains including Flying
Scotsman, on the East Coast Main
Line by Chris Gee.

Main Line Itinerary 61
Steam and heritage diesel

Platform 88
Where your views matter most.

Up & Running 94
Guide to railways running in May.

The Month Ahead 106

Robert Riddles, Britain’s last steam Chief Mechanical Engineer
Concluding the series on the Big Four CMEs, Brian Sharpe examines
the career of Robert Riddles who became CME of British Railways after
Nationalisation and undoubtedly prolonged the steam era in Britain with
a series of steam designs that many argue should never have been built.

With Full Regulator
Folllowing Tornado's record run,
Don Benn reports on 100mph steam
running in the 1960s.

Flying Scotsman’s magnificent month
Tornado may have run at more than 100mph, emulating
Flying Scotsman’s world record feat of 1934, but its
crowd-pulling April tour proved that it is not ready to
concede its crown as the world’s most famous steam
locomotive to the young pretender yet!

Liassic lives on!
The Statfold Barn Railway is noted for its rapid overhauls
of rare narrow gauge locomotives. Mark Smithers reports
on the return to steam of an engine once thought
unlikely to ever return to Britain.

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