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Heritage Railway - Issue 247

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■ Crowds welcome Flying Scotsman’s
inaugural Cornish visit
■ DB Meiningen to design boiler for
P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales
■ LMS Patriot to leave Llangollen Railway
■ Flood defence works boost Bala
town extension
■ Vintage Trains runs its first official
trains as a Train Operating Company

NEWS       10
■ Great Central commemorates 1948
Locomotive Exchanges at gala. 
■ Stanier 8F to be named in honour
of Sir William McAlpine.
■ Bahamas back in action after
21-year absence. Now set for main line.
■ Tornado and Flying Scotsman storm
the Nene Valley side-by-side.
■ NER Q6 marks centenary at big
North Yorkshire Moors gala.
■ Llangollen steps into the breach to
help West Somerset gala with 4MT.
■ NRM offers Rocket as 3D
printer-ready model to download.
■ Dartmouth Steam Railway to run
US-style Train of Lights for Christmas.

■ Riley & Son to run steam trips.
■ Tyseley reveals its plans after main
line operating licence granted.
■ A4 No. 60009 Union of South Africa
battles delays to reach Swanage.
■ Deltic ‘Pinza’ back on Waverley
Route 50 years on.

A variety of steam trips over the settle and Carlisle
are the focus of this month's column by Don Benn

Subscribe Today   30
Railwayana        46

Geoff Courtney's regular column 
Centre            58
J27 0-6-0 No. 65894 looks at home on the North Yorkshire
Moors Railway by Chris Gee
Main Line Itinerary  68
Steam and heritage diesel railtours
Off the Shelf        96
Latest book and DVD releases
Platform          100
Where views matter most
Up & Running      102
Your guide to railways running in the autumn
The Month Ahead   114

West Coast super power takes over Severn Valley
This year's Severn Valley Railway September 20-23 autumn
steam gala has been described as the event of the year,
featuring no less than three express passenger locomotives in
Royal Scot, Duchess of Sutherland and Britannia. A fortnight
later, the SVR marked the 50th anniversary of the Class 50s
with October 4-6 diesel gala, reports Robin Jones

Welsh Highland at 21
Gareth Evans reports on the Super-Power 2018 gala celebrating
the commencement of Welsh  Highland trains between Dinas and
Caernarfon in 1997, which included  the visit of Baldwin Lyn – and he also
gets a look inside the line’s impressive new northern terminus.

How the steam age began
Brian Sharpe looks back to the beginnings of steam traction. In the
first of a new series, he investigates the background to how the position
of chief mechanical engineer came about in the early days of steam
power – leading to the evolution of steam locomotive design.

History made as duo run  together at last
The eagerly-awaited sight of replica new-build Baldwin 2-4-2T Lyn and
Manning Wardle 2-6-2T Lyd running together for the first time took place
at the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway’s September 29-30 autumn steam gala.
Robin Jones reports.

Tyseley: Here’s to the next  50... and more!
The weekend of September 29-30 saw Tyseley Locomotive Works
celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first open day. Robin Jones
encountered a fresh atmosphere of euphoria as Vintage Trains embarks
on its new role as a TOC.

Getting my hands dirty 91
In the first of a new feature series focusing on volunteering, Gareth
Evans shares his experience of his first day learning to drive a diesel
locomotive at Cambrian Heritage Railways and also reflects on his 28
years of supporting heritage lines in a practical sense as a volunteer.

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