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March 9 –April 5, 2018

Headline News 6
Oliver Cromwell stranded by snow
at Norwich after main line failure;
Tornado TPWS failure mystifies
experts;Wensleydale ditches public
transport goal and turns to heritage;
new cylinders cast for Hagley Hall;
Talyllyn Douglas turns RAF blue and
new plan to take Churnet Valley into

News 10
Heritage Railway publisher to sponsor
GloucestershireWarwickshire Railways’
‘Give My Regards to Broadway’spring
festival; Foremarke Hall to take first
train out of Broadway on Good Friday;
green light for North YorkshireMoors
Railway £9.2 million project including
new Pickering carriage shed; Duchess
of Cornwall visits Keighley&Worth
Valley in 50th anniversary year;
National Railway Museum appoints
first permanent lady director; hero
train driver’s grave marked with
headstone after 52 years and tributes
paid to Dick Hardy, one of the greatest
British railways’officers of all.

Main Line News 56
Shooter to lead Vintage Trains TOC
talks; ‘Lizzie’on the move; Mayflower
out of gauge; more‘Hosking’diesels
for Crewe and further details of Flying
Scotsman’s 2018 tours.


SubscribeToday 31

Centre 54
Oliver Cromwell on the Great
Eastern by Ken Livermore.

Main Line Itinerary 68
Steam and heritage diesel

Railwayana 70
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Off the shelf 84
Latest book and DVD releases.

Platform 86
Where your views matter most.

Up & Running 94
Guide to railways running in
Spring 2018.

The Month Ahead 106


Digital nights
The advent of digital photography gave many advantages for
photographers over what had gone before and continued technical
advances are creating new opportunities. John Titlowpresents a
selection of recent images recorded long after the sun had gone down.48

With Full Regulator 64
Don Benn reports on exceptional
runs by Galatea.

Nipper of the Yard
An early use of narrowgauge
steam locomotives was as works
shunters. Mark Smithers reports on
a new-build project for an LNWR
locomotive design which will be the
first 18-inch gauge non-miniature
steam locomotive completed in the
UK since 1927.72

The SumpterValley Railroad
Heritage lines in the United States
come in a variety of shapes and
sizes, all with their own individual
history. Andrew Rapacz reports on
an excellent weekend of steam in

Two Pannier Tanks to Brymbo
In the last days of BR steam, there
were some surprising workings
but in the days before mobile
phones and the internet, reliable
information could be hard to come
by. Robert Anderson reports on one
of the last passenger trains to be
hauled by a Great Western pannier
tank, which also involved an LNER
Pacific in North Wales shortly before
its withdrawal.88

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