Could producing the second Gresley P2 in three years be the greatest heritage era triumph?
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Heritage era’s greatest achievement?
When the Talyllyn revivalists began the operational heritage railway movement in May 1951, did they even dream that one day the sector would be building from scratch a new example of Britain’s most powerful express passenger steam locomotive? Marking its proud 30th anniversary, The A1 Steam LocomotiveTrust’s Mark Allatt and David Elliott deliver their update on the ground-breaking scheme to produce a locomotive to inspire the 21st century like never before – the second Gresley P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales, within the next three years.
Train that became a tram
August 28 marked the 50th anniversary of the first public services on the Seaton Tramway. Robin Jones reports on this heritage line which gave a second life to a seaside branch axed in the Sixties.
The Craft of the Fireman 90
In the latest release from Silver Link Books, former Severn Valley Railway Holdings plc board member Trevor Matthews highlights the importance of the efficient burning of coal in steam locomotives, at a time when vital supplies are under threat.
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