Issue 227



Headline News
Flying Scotsman to appear in unique quadruple running event on East Coast Main Line; Kent & East Sussex and Rother Valley railways given green light to link up; building of Great Central’s new Loughborough bridge now under way and £30 million plans for new heritage railway over Manchester Ship Canal unveiled.

Royal Scot takes North Yorkshire Moors by storm; Severn Valley to hold 30th anniversary diesel ‘mega gala’; Swanage remembers last BR steam train; Cambrian Heritage Railways gets Transport and Work Act Order for Oswestry line; Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway £1.25 million share issue target nearly there; gala action from Severn Valley, Llangollen and Worth Valley; Tyseley ‘Bloomer’ “may go main line”; Lincolnshire Coast founder dies at 91; Britain’s longest serving railwayman retires and two new heritage lines in London taking shape with a third on the way.

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Main Line News
Clan Line may be back by the end of April; Tyseley Locomotive Works announces multi-million-pound plans for new tourist attraction; two Class 50s to run to Glasgow and latest on ‘Great Britain X’ railtour locomotive roster.

With Full Regulator
Don Benn reports on Tornado’s St David’s Day trip.


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Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Scots Guardsman on the Cumbrian Coast by Alan Weaver

Main Line Itinerary
Steam and heritage diesel railtours.

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Where your views matter most.

Up & Running
Guide to railways running in the coming months.

The Month Ahead

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