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Heritage Railway - Issue 230


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ISSUE 230
June 30 – July 27, 2017


Headline News 6
Lottery awards close to a million
pounds for the restoration of NER J21;
Great Central needs another £100K
for Loughborough bridge project;
royal approval for Post Office heritage
railway project; Edinburgh plaque
tribute to Sir Nigel Gresley and
encouraging figures for first week of
Swanage Railway’s Wareham services.

News 10
British Empire Medal for lady with
more than four decades of service
with Scottish Railway Preservation
Society; Tornado sparkles in Cornish
debut; four locomotives return to
steam: Isle of Wight Ivatt 2-6-2T
No. 41313, BR Standard 4MT
No. 80078, Peckett Jurassic and Nidd
Valley survivor Illingworth/Mitchell;
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
for six venues; steam railmotor’s
Chinnor visit postponed; South Devon
engineman with 63 years of service;
new Gresley P2 crank axle completed
and the Yorkshire miniature railway
that carries real freight.

Main Line News 56
Union of South Africa back after 18
months – but starts fire on light
engine move; Leander comeback
despite problems; Clan Line painted
green in readiness for relaunch
and West Coast Railway’s ‘Jacobite’
appears on new banknote.

With Full Regulator 62
Don Benn reports on high speed
Southern steam performances on the
Southern in the Sixties.

Regulars
Subscribe Today 30
Centre 54
Union of South Africa at London
Victoria by Sekine Eiki.
Main Line Itinerary 66
Steam and heritage diesel
railtours.
Railwayana 68
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.
Platform 80
Where your views matter most.
Readers’ Offer 83
Free Glory of Steam LMS Lines
DVD offer for every reader.
Up & Running 94
Guide to railways running in July.
The Month Ahead 106

Features
40 years of the Nene Valley Railway
This year sees a number of significant anniversaries being celebrated.
Brian Sharpe recounts the story of one of Britain’s heritage lines that has
now been running trains for 40 years.

The Sunny South smiles again!
Fifty years after the end of Southern
steam, passenger services are
running again over the entire length
of one of the fabled seaside branch
lines that served the south coast,
writes Robin Jones.

New narrow gauge developments at Scarborough
The North Bay Miniature Railway is
gaining a reputation for new-build
locomotive construction. Mark
Smithers summarises progress on
the latest projects.

The last weeks of Southern steam
No other main line in Britain went
from steam to modern traction
overnight.

Don Benn recounts the incredible
locomotive performances recorded
on the Waterloo – Bournemouth line
in the days leading up to the sudden
end of Southern steam.


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