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Heritage Railway - Issue 235

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November 17 – December 14, 2017


Headline News 6

Steam driver shortage could hit tour
operators; two major national awards
for Barrow Hill roundhouse and its
founder Mervyn Allcock; Severn
Valley hits £2.5 million Bridgnorth
share issue target with just hours
to spare and WR 4-6-0 No. 7029
Clun Castle relaunched at Tyseley
Locomotive Works.

News 10
Standard tank joins Severn Valley for
biggest ever Santa season; industrial
tank running again on Great Central;
Government Minister backs decision
to give LSWR T3 to Swanage – and an
appeal to resteam it is now underway;
Britain’s newest new-build for Warley
National Model Railway Exhibition;
rugby club breakthrough for Bala Lake
extension; a volcano and Tornado for
East Lancashire; three Ivatts to reunite
for Isle of Wight gala; farewell to
photographers Peter Gray and John
Edgington; gala first for Gwili
extension and threat to classic GWR

Main Line News 56

Flying Scotsman running again after
wheel mishap; Tornado illegally
filmed by drone; £30K a ticket for
exclusive 12-day steam tour; Duke
of Gloucester future assured; West
Coast set for festive feast and Deltic
departure delayed through brake

With Full Regulator 62

Don Benn reports on Royal Scot’s trip
to Worcester.


Subscribe today 30

Railwayana 44

Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Centre 54

K1 No. 62005 on the West
Highland ‘Jacobite’ by Karl Heath.

Main Line Itinerary 68

Steam and heritage diesel

Platform 86

Where your views matter most.

Off the Shelf 90

Latest book and DVD releases.

Up & Running 94

Guide to railways running in
November and the festive season.
The Month Ahead 106


Steam over
the fells farewell
As the clock ticked down to the end of BR steam, it was now
concentrated in the North West. The northern outpost of this was
Carlisle Kingmoor which still supplied steam to work over Shap
summit. Maurice Burns reflects on his early adventures to Shap and the
countdown to the closure of Carlisle Kingmoor, Workington and Tebay
sheds and the end of steam over the fells on December 31, 1967.

Going behind the scenes

Most visitors to heritage lines see only their train, the
buffet, shop and toilets, but there is far more to see on an
organised tour behind the scenes. Peter Brown enjoyed
such an experience on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

A Lincolnshire phoenix
It seems inconceivable that a steam-worked narrow
gauge railway would be built in the 1960s to fulfil a
real passenger transport need, but as Mark Smithers
reports, its new incarnation is more orientated towards

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