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Heritage Railway - Issue 241

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May 4 – May 31, 2018


Headline News 6
Examination indicates that
‘lubrication not speed’ caused 90mph
Tornado’s April 14 failure on the East
Coast Main Line; A4 misses ‘Great
Britain XI’ tour; new Gresley P2 Prince
of Wales donations pass £2 million
mark, and Romney, Hythe &
Dymchurch Railway’s Samson returns
– and the world watches online.

News 10
Oliver Cromwell joins big Spring Bank
Holiday Cotswold steam festival at
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway;
passenger numbers double since
Broadway opening; appeal to
repatriated Class 04 shunter from Italy;
Vintage Trains nears £800K target to
launch Train Operating Company; 9F
returns to North Yorkshire Moors
Railway 34 years on; Bo’ness to host
‘Caley Reunion’; Locomotion gifted
pioneer high speed freight wagon;
two Lynton & Barnstaple new builds
to meet; UK’s ‘last’ pub railway under
threat again and lucky Friday 13th for
Princes Risborough extension.

Main Line News 56
Steam Dreams launches nine-day
Highlands & Islands tour; Swanage
Railway mogul goes main line;
Saphos runs first train; ‘Fellsman’
summer season opens and Tyseley
move announcement sparks surge of
interest in Duke of Gloucester.

With Full Regulator 62
Don Benn reports on Tornado’s
90mph passenger-hauling debut.


 Subscribe Today 30

Centre 54

Royal Scot passing Conwy Castle
with the first Saphos Trains steam
railtour, by Robert Falconer.

Main Line Itinerary 66
Steam and heritage diesel

Railwayana 68
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Platform 92
Where your views matter most.

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

 72 Shedbashing
The last few years of BR steam were
a fascinating time for young steam
enthusiasts. John Bailey recalls
holidays in the 1960s involving shed
visits in various parts of Britain.

78 Third time lucky!
It is not often that a railway books a
visiting engine for a gala which turns
out to be unavailable and even rarer
for its replacement to be unavailable
as well. The third choice engine
turned up though and Brian Sharpe
reports on another successful event
on the North Norfolk Railway.

82 Catalonia Railway Museum,
Vilanova, Spain

Imagine a steam shed that closed
with the doors shut and locked
leaving behind a large variety of
locomotives sitting over the pits
and in the roundhouse? John Titlow
reports on how, 10 years later with
a small amount of maintenance, it
opened asamuseum–Museu del
Ferrocarril de Catalunya, Vilanova i
la Geltru.

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