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 224
Current issue: 224 – Next issue: 225 – On sale: February 10


Headline News
Steam on London Underground to return for two weekends in September; Ian Allan quits railway publishing; British Empire Medal for Didcot Railway Centre lifelong volunteer; miniature live steam Flying Scotsman sells for £35K; money rolls in for new Patriot ‘Tenner for the tender’ appeal.

Top Heritage Railway Association award for Leighton Buzzard; Peckett Jurassic back after 32 years; ‘forgotten’ Darlington turntable moves to Kirkby Stephen East; Didcot prepares for a Saintly spring; Thomas the Tank Engine ‘banned’ from West Somerset; National Rail Heritage Awards 2016 winners; Lottery awards £1.1m for Bluebell exhibition project; fast-track overhaul for NER Q6; appeal launched for Blackmoor Vale inner firebox; enthusiasts vow to fight shock closure of railway museum; remembering the pioneer West Somerset-Taunton railbus.

Main Line News
The political U-turns that saved the Settle and Carlisle line revealed for the first time; Mayflower back in March; ‘Cathedrals Express’ overcomes motive power shortage; Western diesel hydraulic 40th celebrations on hold.

With Full Regulator
Don Benn reports on steam performances in Kent.


Centre: Duchess of Sutherland at speed by Andrew Southwell.

Main Line Itinerary: Steam and heritage diesel railtours.

Railwayana: Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Platform: Where your views matter most.

Off the Shelf: Latest book and DVD releases.

Up & Running: Guide to railways running in January.

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