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CONTENTS

ISSUE 240
April 6, 2018 – May 3, 2018
News

Headline News 6
Preservation giant Sir William
McAlpine makes his final journey
behind a steam locomotive after his
death at 82; help save the
Severn Valley Railway’s Falling Sands
Viaduct; new operator
Saphos runs first passenger train.

News 10
First trains into Broadway run for
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
volunteers; Oliver Cromwell makes
farewell main line run in the snow;
new plan to restore Matlock to Buxton
for freight and heritage trains; new
£7.2 million Being Brunel museum
opens in Bristol; lease for London
waterworks railway signed; Princes
Risborough interchange moves closer;
‘Red Devil’ comeback 15 years on;
auction house livid over rare
Underground map theft during
viewing; May wheeling for new P2
and Lynton & Barnstaple gets green
light for £16.5 million extension.

 Main Line News 56
Duke of Gloucester joins Vintage
Trains as Tyseley’s £800K share issue
for Train Operating Company plan
nears target; ‘Brighton Belle’ Pullman
train set for September main line
tests, and TPWS problem on A1
Pacific Tornado fixed.

Regulars
Subscribe Today 30

Railwayana 46
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Centre 54
Leander heading along the
Cumbrian Coast by Andrew Bell

Main Line Itinerary 68
Steam and heritage
diesel railtours.

Platform 86
Where your views matter most.

Off the Shelf 92
Latest book and DVD releases.

Up & Running 94
Guide to railways running
in May 2018.
The Month Ahead 106

Features
The brilliant ‘Mr Bill’
The heritage sector has been in mourning after the death of one of its
greatest benefactors, Sir William McAlpine. Best known for rescuing
Flying Scotsman from the US, Robin Jones looks back at the life and
achievements of this remarkable powerhouse of preservation.

With Full Regulator 64
Don Benn reports on the Bulleid
Pacific performances on the
Southern Region.

Statfold’s museum in a million!
Classic narrowgauge locomotives
never die.Wherever in the world
they extinguish their last fire, they
are whisked away to the great steam
hereafter also known at the Statfold
Barn Railway. Robin Jones reports on
the stunning new museum, opened
to showcase the magnificent fleet.

Severn Valley beats the beast!
Some attractions closed their doors
because of the second Marchwintry
spell, but not the Severn Valley
Railway. When snow and ice covered
much of the West Midlands during
the line’s spring steam gala, staff and
volunteers ensured the trains ran,
report Robin Jones and John Titlow.

Tracking down the trust
For 30 years an organisation has
been busy securing the heritage
infrastructure of Britain’s national
railway system. Peter Brown meets
Andy Savage, director of the Railway
Heritage Trust.
Tram man puts rail
vehicles back on track
A major challenge faced by heritage
railways, railways and transport
museums across the country is
how to bring to life displays of
locomotives, carriages and trams.
Hugh Dougherty meets a man who
lets visitors know what they did, how
they worked and what it was like to
travel on them


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