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Heritage Railway - Issue 237

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January 12 – February 8, 2018


Headline News 6
Gloucestershire Warwickshire
Railway runs first train into Broadway
station; new P2 No. 2007 Prince of
Wales to be wheeled in the spring;
Severn Valley Railway to build five
boilers for the Isle of Man Railway;
new trust may take over WD 2-10-0
Dame Vera Lynn.

News 10
Battle to save £18 million Great
Central Railway museum at Leicester
North after Lottery pulls the plug on
funding; final tribute to heroic
railwayman WallaceOakes; first steam
passenger trains over Alnwick branch;
Totnes Quay branch‘rediscovered’
beneath street; Dave Knowling,
world's longest serving steam driver,
dies; Ryde-Newport steam services a
possibility; USA tank in Longmoor
Military Railway livery; council sounds
death knell forWolvertonWorks;
county honours for Samson re-creator
and Government boost for Stockton &
Darlington railway heritage.

Main Line News 63
Hosking announces bargain steam
tours programme; Tornado to mark
‘Fifteen Guinea Special’; steam
charter delays in December; Vintage
Trains in limbo; Riley offered new
Scotsman deal and Duchess to visit

SubscribeToday 30

Centre 54
T9 No. 30120 at Corfe Castle by
Andrew Bell.

Main Line Itinerary 69
Steam and heritage diesel

Railwayana 76
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Platform 98
Where your views matter most.

Off the Shelf 100
Latest book and DVD releases.

Up & Running 102
Guide to railways running in early 2018.

The Month Ahead 106
The Aln Valley Railway –
ANorthumberland railway revival
Fifty years ago, on January 27, 1968, the Alnmouth to Alnwick branch
line in rural Northumberland closed to passengers. Trevor Gregg reflects
on that final day, the history of the line and upon the superb efforts of
the AlnValley Railway Society to resurrect the line.

40 With Full Regulator 72
Don Benn reports on steam around
the Welsh borders past and present

Events Guide 47
The definitive list of all heritage line
enthusiasts’ events in 2018.

Next stop Chilcompton!
It is said that good things
come in small packages, and
as Stephen Roberts outlines,
this could easily apply to the
heritage railway at Midsomer
Norton, the only place where
standard gauge steam rides
are available over Somerset &
Dorset Joint Railway track.
Holidays by Steam 2018 86

Advertising feature.
China Railway Museum
With steam surviving into the 21st century, China was
perhaps slow inmaking efforts to preserve its earlier
railway heritage, but Paul Stratford reports from Beijing
on the country’s impressive railway museum.

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