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What Steve Davies did next

What Steve Davies did next

7 July 2015

 STEVE Davies, the former director of the National Railway Museum, is famous in railway preservation circles worldwide for dreaming up and delivering one of the most ambitious and successful heritage era projects of all – the gathering of all six remaining members of Sir Nigel Gresley’s A4 class Pacific locomotives to mark the 75th anniversary of Mallard setting the world speed record for steam traction in 1938. 

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 HERITAGE RAILWAY SUPPORTS SIGNALBOX REBUILD

HERITAGE RAILWAY SUPPORTS SIGNALBOX REBUILD

7 July 2015

BACKING for a ground-breaking scheme to rebuild a historic signalbox yards from where it was taken down by Network Rail are being supported by Heritage Railway.The St James Deeping Signal Box Group in south Lincolnshire is inviting readers to buy a brick for £10 to help rebuild the 1876-built ’box at the level crossing in Station Road, Deeping St James.

 

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BREAKING NEWS: West Coast back in business

8 May 2015

West Coast Railways’ ‘Jacobite’ season was given the green light to start as planned on Monday, May 11, after Network Rail reinstated the Carnforth operator’s track access agreement as of midnight on Friday, May 8. 

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WEST COAST RAILWAYS SUSPENDED BY NETWORK RAIL

WEST COAST RAILWAYS SUSPENDED BY NETWORK RAIL

2 April 2015

West Coast Railways was at 1pm today served with a notice by Network Rail suspending the company’s track access.
 
The notice – which means a temporary ban on all West Coast services running on the national network – follows an incident in which Bulleid Battle of Britain Pacific No. 34067 Tangmere passed a red signal at Wootton Bassett with the return leg of a Southend-Bristol charter on Saturday, March 7.

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Podcasts

Episode 3 - The Great Goodbye

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!

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Feature Articles

The Three New Royal Scots

The Three New Royal Scots

27 August 2015

Few steam locomotives carrying the same name can claim to have been three separate engines. As No. 46100 prepares for its Severn Valley Railway gala debut, Eric Muckley shows how Royal Scot not only exchanged identities with a sister locomotive, but was effectively rebuilt twice, using virtually nothing of the previous one. 

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Videos

Six A4s - The Great Gathering

4 July 2013

Celebrating the return of the six remaining A4s a the York National Rail Museum, July 3, 2013.

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Current Issue: August 27, 2015

Issue August 27, 2015

Merchant Navy 35006 steams after 51 years
North Norfolk diners to Cromer and Norwich
Tornado: A1 on standby for Borders Royal Train
Flying Scotsman: Show extends to Shildon
Severn Valley may re-lay Stourport branch
Royal Scot:
The locomotive built three times

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