Issue 264 of Heritage Railway out now!


We bring you all the action from the annual Heritage Railway Association awards evening, the sector’s equivalent of the Oscars! Issue 264 of Heritage Railway magazine is back for another issue of brighter steam news.

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Returning rails to Southwold

The coming season is set to bring the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a ride on the 3ft gauge railway in Suffolk after a 90-year absence, thanks to the efforts of volunteers at the Southwold Railway Trust.

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Relics of a ‘living museum’ closed 50 years ago

ELR50 marks the anniversary of the closure of much of the East Lincolnshire network with a major exhibition and other commemorative events. Mike Fowler looks at the history and range of railwayana saved from the system.

How sustainable are heritage railways?

In 2021 it will be 70 years since the world’s first volunteer-run railway was established on the Cambrian coast. Now steam trains criss-cross the United Kingdom on a multitude of lines which, if combined, would stretch from London to Glasgow. Oliver Edwards asks – is this really sustainable in the long term?

PLUS! All the main line news, your headlines, Platform shows off your views and check out our guide to railways running this season!

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