New lease signals a fresh start for Alford Valley; Talyllyn celebrates contributions of its female volunteers; and Steam Dreams plans nine-day Irish tour for May 2023. You don’t want to miss issue 297 of Heritage Railway magazine.
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Forty years of Deltic preservation
On August 20, 1982, two of British Railways’ Class 55 locomotives were handed over to the Deltic Preservation Society. Owen Hayward casts an eye over the class, its preservation history, and the DPS celebrations in the Cotswolds.
Year of the ‘Terrier’
Ten survivors, seven railways or museums, two countries – 2022 marks 150 years since the LBSCR A1 0-6-0T Terrier locomotives entered service. Owen Hayward looks at the celebrations that have taken place so far, including the fated Bluebell Railway event.
The Spa Treatment
Running for just over five miles across the Kent and East Sussex border and through an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Spa Valley Railway was perhaps something of a dark horse in terms of heritage lines. Now a major player on the scene, Owen Hayward looks at what the railway has to offer as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.
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