‘Buy coal now’ – a warning is sounded to UK heritage lines; and Tributes are paid to internationally-renowned steam man Shaun McMahon and his work. You don’t want to miss the latest Issue 290 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Greatest January for the Great Central!

While most of the heritage sector was fast asleep in a deserving rest after a busy festive season, the Great Central Railway drew in the crowds with three special events – drawing a host of the finest lineside photographers from across the country, with the second-highest takings for a winter gala in the line’s history recorded, and its best-ever January income, reports Robin Jones.

Lament for a branch line

In a new publication from Mortons Books imprint Silver Link, the Nostalgia Collection, with the aid of an exhaustive collection of archive photographs, David Hindle tells the story of the Southport branch line which opened in 1882 and closed in 1964.

Model News

New models of Boxhill, Harwicke and Green Arrow – plus wagons to aid preservation projects.

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