Need some help? See our FAQs or call our Customer Services Team 01507 529529 (8.30am to 7pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am to 12.30pm Sat)

Heritage Railway - Issue 232

Hover to zoom.

Purchase a Print Copy
£4.95 (Approx $6.83 or €5.54)

Purchase a Digital Copy
£3.99 (Approx $5.51 or €4.47)
Share this with a family member or friend?
Click on one of the buttons below:

August 25 – September 21, 2017


Headline News 6

National Collection GWR heavy
freight locomotive gifted to
Swindon’s STEAM museum; North
Yorkshire Moors gets £4.6 million
Lottery cash; main line-bound
Swanage mogul saves summer steam
timetable after collision and council
backs Churnet Valley Leek extension.

WIN Tickets for
Barrow Hill grand
reopening gala.

News 10
Severn Valley spends £1 million on
stopping fresh landslide; Mail Rail
opens; first wheelset for new P2 ready;
preservation powerhouse Susan
Youell dies; Snaefell Mountain Railway
services suspended; memorial for
hero steam driver moves closer;
Llangollen goes back to school; public
gives £42K for vandalised teak train;
Jurassic to haul first passenger train in
32 years; Repton returns to Moors
action and steam back at Leadhills.
Reader Offer 44
Save £70 on Polish
autumn steam tour.

Main Line News 56
Locomotive Services becomes Train
Operating Company; Swanage mogul
earmarked for ‘Great Britain XI’;
final run of Scots Guardsman; Steam
Dreams may use Oliver Cromwell
before ticket expires and late October
relaunch for Clun Castle.

With Full Regulator 62
Don Benn reports on Duchess of
Sutherland’s run from Tyseley to


Subscribe Today 30

Centre 54
Scots Guardsman at Ais Gill by
Dave Rodgers.

Main Line Itinerary 66
Steam and heritage diesel

Railwayana 68
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Platform 86
Where your views matter most.

Off the Shelf 90
Latest book and DVD releases.

Up & Running 94
Guide to railways running in

The Month Ahead 106


Golden Jubilee

50 years ago, the last regular expresses to be hauled by pre-
Nationalisation express steam engines came to an end on the Settle &
Carlisle line. It was to be 13 years before the line saw the return of an
LMS Jubilee but 50 years on from the withdrawal of the last three of the
class, this has once again become commonplace. Brian Sharpe examines
the long and ongoing relationship between Stanier’s express 4-6-0s and
England’s most scenic main line railway.

Warwickshire: an important Manning Wardle survivor
Industrial steam locomotives played an important role
in the early days of even our largest heritage lines. Mark
Smithers reports on the interesting history and heavy
overhaul of a saddle tank which has spent 50 years on
the Severn Valley Railway.

Steaming to Bundoran: 60 years ago this summer
The railways on the west coast of Ireland were decimated
long before those on the mainland. Hugh Dougherty
revisited Bundoran Junction, and recalls a journey on the
Great Northern Railway of Ireland just before it closed.

Other magazines you may like...