David Smith’s Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacific No. 35018 British India Line to become next main line star; Lynton & Barnstaple turn a major obstruction into profit; ‘Great Britain X’ line-up revised; Carnforth’s iconic Brief Encounter clock stops following a ‘race row’ and Bala Lake gets its first foothold in Bala.
New Saint Lady of Legend ‘unlikely to go main line’; Farewell to West Somerset’s ‘No.1’ John Pearce; Great Central ‘Black Five’ booked for big Toddington festival; Dormans opens door for Flying Scotsman’s Easter Bluebell Railway visit; Beattie well tank returns ‘home’ to South Devon Railway; North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group and North Norfolk Railway share top Heritage Railway Association award; Bo’ness bid for £2 million steam facility; hurdles tumble as Llangollen marches into central Corwen; and go-ahead for Elsecar level crossings.
Main Line News
Festive ‘Jacobite’ trains confirmed; Settle and Carlisle ‘Plandampf’ big hit with public; tour programme blitzed by cancellations and gauging issue forces Vintage Trains reshuffle.
With Full Regulator
Don Benn reports on performances by BR Standard 5MT 4-6-0s.
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.
Bristol waterfront at night by Karl Heath.
Main Line Itinerary
Steam and heritage diesel railtours.
Where your views matter most.
Off the Shelf
Latest book and DVD releases.
Up & Running
Guide to railways running in March and early April.
The Month Ahead