8 July 2014
The Great Central Railway has secured one million pounds of funding from the Government's 'Local Growth Deal' as part of an £80m allocation to the Leicester & Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.
1 July 2014
Imagine a land where there are no railways – just wonderful sandy beaches, tropical gardens and vegetation, deep blue unpolluted seas and plenty of spring flowers! What could be better than travelling there – behind a classic steam locomotive from London?
26 June 2014
The Great Central Railway has a starring role on television this weekend. Producers of BBC TVs long running hospital drama Casualty turned to the GCR for its realistic Main Line looks when it needed to stage a dramatic rail crash.
- Great Central railway bridge appeal hits half a million!
- Great Central runaway train: first report published
- Swanage Railway volunteers help fund new lifeboat house
- GCR Leicester North museum £10m Lottery bid fails
- Two A4s back in North America
- Just the ticket for West Coast Gala
- Museum's search for favourite railway toys of all time
- Churchill's 'D-Day' railway coach to be displayed during a 1940s weekend at the Midland Railway-Butterley
28 February 2014
Welcome to episode three of the official Heritage Railway magazine podcast. In this episode, Alex Lewczuk speaks to Geoff Thompson, Brian Sharpe and Robin Jones about the hype surrounding the Great Goodbye at Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon. Plus an EXCLUSIVE interview with Tim Godfrey, grandson of the one and only Sir Nigel Gresley!
2 January 2014
KNOCKED back senseless! That was Bluebell Railway Preservation Society chairman Roy Watts’ reaction when it was announced that his line has been named Ian Allan Railway of the Decade following the opening of its extension to East Grinstead.
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CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 6th August 2014
The Railway Magazine and Heritage Railway have teamed up with North Yorkshire Moors Railway to give you the chance to realise a lifelong ambition on the footplate...
17 January 2013
Two years of meticulous planning finally bore fruit on Sunday, January 13 when a complete Victorian teak train was hauled by Metropolitan Railway E class 0-4-4T No. 1 from Kensington Olympia to Moorgate. The seven-and-a-half-mile trip exclusively carrying VIP guests was the first of a series of groundbreaking public steam trips through the London Underground tunnels, marking the 150th anniversary of the world’s first tube network, as Robin Jones reports, in the second part of a feature which began in Heritage Railway issue 172, on sale on January 17.
Current Issue: July 3, 2014
♦ Free Galatea poster and preservation map
♦ Win a North Yorks Moors steam driving course
♦ Bunch trio move to Swanage
♦ New P2: Rolling chassis in early 2015!
♦ Nick Owen - newsman and railwayman!
♦ Tangmere con rod report released
♦ MBE for Bluebell stalwart
♦ Steam trip beats firemen's strike by one minute!
• Next issue on sale: July 31, 2014