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.
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.
2 April 2015
- Rail Minister rides first train after commissioning of new signalling scheme
- Vale of Rheidol scoops £288k Government grant
- Crossrail's Breakthrough exhibition to launch at London Transport Museum
- Bala launches £3 million town centre push
- Swanage Railway breaks passenger records
- Find out how the railways helped win the Second World War
- Back in action! India's Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is fully open again
- Christmas 'Winter Warm Up' steam and diesel day
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!
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.
Other Feature Articles
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: 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
• Next issue on sale: September 24, 2015