Heritage Railway

Heritage Railway is the only magazine in its field to concentrate on every aspect of Britain’s wonderful network of preserved railways, whether the motive power be steam, diesel or electric.

Renowned for page after page of news, with hard-won exclusives every month, the magazine also boasts some of the finest atmospheric photography in the business, and well-researched historic features leave no stone unturned.

Regular sections cover main line news, modern day revival scheme, railwayana, tour listings, young volunteers, carriages and wagons, the changeover years (the transitional period from steam to more modern forms of traction), models and much, much more.

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Issue 219
Current issue: 219 – Next issue: 220 – On sale: September 22


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Flying Scotsman to visit Tyseley Locomotive Works for September open weekend before moving to sell-out Severn Valley Pacific Power event, British Transport Police issues more trespass pictures and the North Norfolk Railway’s inaugural steam dining train to Cromer ended up carrying Bittern Line passengers.


Duchess of Sutherland becomes the first of its class to enter Cornwall; landslip maroons ‘Jacobite’ service at Mallaig; tribute to popular Bluebell Railway volunteer who died in Gatwick Express incident; ‘surprise’ six-figure windfall for Ecclesbourne Valley; Union Pacific starts overhaul of ‘Big Boy’; The Who’s Roger Daltrey opens new Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch facilities; Mail Rail on course to open in 2017; ex-Port Talbot saddle tank No. 813 back on Severn Valley; Flying Scotsman made from LEGO and solid bronze miniature versions of the controversial Sir Nigel Gresley statue at King’s Cross on sale for £4800 – complete with mallard duck!

Main Line News

Dates and itinerary for ‘Great Britain X’ announced by the Railway Touring Company, No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth returns on schedule, Bulleid Lord Dowding aka Braunton hit by flats, third time unlucky for Royal Scot and Steam Dreams’ next Irish tour to visit Isle of Man too!

With Full Regulator

Don Benn reports on performances by Duchess of Sutherland.


Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Leander storms towards Grayrigg by David Price.

Off the Shelf
Latest book and DVD releases.

Main Line Itinerary
Steam and heritage diesel railtours.

Where your views matter most.

Up & Running
Guide to railways running this month.

The Month Ahead