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Heritage Railway - Issue 229

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June 2, 2017 – June 29, 2017


Headline News 6
Two Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacifics
return to the main line on the same
day; Flying Scotsman to appear at
Didcot over August bank holiday
weekend; more trackbed bought
for Kent & East Sussex extension to
join Rother Valley Railway and Great
Central Railway’s CEO leaves after just
10 months.

News 10
Llangollen Railway’s Corwen push
boosted by £128k Welsh Government
grant for island platform;
Gloucestershire Warwickshire
Railway’s Broadway share issue beats
target by £80k; the man who waited
83 years to ‘cab’ a P2; Beattie well tank
comes home to Manchester after 143
years; new Mail Rail is no-go area for
royal visitor; 90 years of steam over
Romney Marsh; digital ‘first’ for
Swanage diesel gala; HS2 to give
Birmingham’s Curzon Street station a
second life, Somerset & Dorset feel to
West Somerset spring gala and Didcot
celebrates 50 years of steam.

Main Line News 56
Trespassers stop Flying Scotsman in
Gloucestershire; Union of South Africa
stopped at York and Network Rail
VIPs visit Tyseley to discuss expansion
of Vintage Trains charters; Duchess
of Sutherland to head ‘Scarborough
Flyer’ and Alycidon for 100mph south
coast trip.

With Full Regulator 62
Don Benn reports on one of Tornado’s
ECML runs in early May.

Subscribe Today 30


Railwayana 46

Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Centre 54
Three engines at Quorn &
Woodhouse on the Great Central
Railway, by Alan Weaver

Main Line Itinerary 66
Steam and heritage diesel

Off the Shelf 90
Latest book and DVD releases.

Up & Running 94
Guide to railways running in June.

The Month Ahead 106


Highley recommended!

One of the Severn Valley Railway’s most interesting and superbly-
restored intermediate stations offers a wealth of photographic
opportunities. John Titlow, who has just moved to the village, extols the
delights of this unique location and its trains.

Triumphant‘Great Britain X’
The annual round trip with steam
from London to the Scottish
Highlands and Penzance has had
its ups and downs in recent years,
but this year’s tour will go down
in history as one of the best. Brian
Sharpe reports on a classic trip with
some commendable locomotive

LNWR pairing shines in Sunny South
Small engines took centre stage
at the Bluebell Railway branch
line gala. Robin Jones reports on a
successful event.

The Foxfield at Fifty
One of the heritage lines
celebrating a significant
anniversary this year is the Foxfield
Railway. Mark Smithers reviews
half a century of progress on this
unique line in Staffordshire.

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