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ISSUE 244
July 27, 2018 –August 24, 2018

News

Headline News 6

Flying Scotsman nameplate for
auction; North YorkshireMoors
Railway to star in a second TV series;
Middleton Railway hit by warehouse
'arson'; new Southwold Railway
2-4-0 to be built in Darlington; diesels
replace steam over lineside fires fear
in heatwave; and Amberley’s Bagnall
Peter celebrates 100th birthday

News 10
Action from the Track to the Trenches
Armistice centenary gala at Apedale;
final push to complete Princes
Risborough track changes in time for
August 15 main line interchange
opening; Cleethorpes Coast
announces southern extension;
council tourism chief slams Kent &
East Sussex-Rother Valley link project;
world’s first preserved locomotive
Invicta given newWhitstable home;
ladies handed top posts at Bluebell
and Llangollen; AlnValley bags £146K
grant; Leighton Buzzard marks its 50th
anniversary; and steam inside
Rutland's Ketton Cement works.

 Main Line News 56
Mayflower owner David Buck
acquires SteamDreams; ashes of
Flying Scotsman saviour Alan Pegler
to be thrown into its firebox on Stoke
Bank; Scotsman heads into Cornwall;
and Vintage Trains on verge of
obtaining TOC licence.

 With Full Regulator 76
Don Benn reports on heavy loads,
including some recent notable
performances by 'Black Five'
No. 45212.

 Regulars
SubscribeToday 30

Railwayana 44
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Centre 54
Mark Wilkins' panorama of the
'Blue King' passing Waterside on
the Dartmouth SteamRailway.

Main Line Itinerary 62
Steam and heritage diesel
railtours.

Platform 92
Where your views matter most.

Up & Running 94
Guide to heritage railways running
in August.

The Month Ahead 106


Features
Autocar - The first modern traction

The redisdcovered
115-year-old ‘missing link’
between the steam and diesel
ages will debut in the coming
weeks with the culmination
of a ground-breaking 15-year
project, reports Andrew
Rapacz.


Hunslet 125 highlights
The Ffestiniog &Welsh Highland
Railway celebrated the 125th
birthday of two members of its
popular steam locomotive fleet in
style with a special three-day gala
event, which brought together
a large gathering of Hunslets,
engaging them on a host of duties
in what is a narrowgauge paradise.
Gareth Evans reports.


1T57: The fabled final curtain!
Sunday, August 11, 1968, marked
the end of British Rail steam haulage
on the national network, when the
legendary ‘Fifteen Guinea Special’
was immortalised by the headcode
1T57. Trevor Gregg, who was there
to record it on camera, continues his
story about the demise of main line
steam.


1T57: In search of that last steam photo
Maurice Burns remembers in words
and pictures the day when he
visited the Settle and Carlisle line
to record the end of an era which
had transformed our modern global
society, and also looks at subsequent
anniversary runs leading up to this
August’s major Great Central Railway
End of Steam Gala.

50 years since the 82 return of steam!
While steam was fast disappearing
from the main line in early summer
1968, it was returning with a
vengeance to aYorkshire branch.
The Keighley &Worth Valley Railway
held a stunning eight-day gala to
celebrate its half century. Report by
Robin Jones and Gareth Evans.

Surrey’s steamy  wonderland main line is 50!
Five weeks after BR steam haulage
ended, classic engines were
entertaining crowds again, at
Surrey's magnificent Great Cockcrow
Railway, writes Robin Jones.


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