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Headline News
Peppercorn A1 Pacific Tornado hits 101mph in ‘secret’ overnight test run; Flying Scotsman stars in unique world-first four-train parallel running over the East Coast Main Line; debut Swanage-Wareham services to be locomotive hauled and Scots Guardsman’s ‘Cumbrian Mountain Express’ triumph.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway in surprise bid to run North Norfolk’s Cromer services; Royal visits for Lincolnshire Coast and Royal Deeside; help the Llangollen Railway raise £370,000 to complete Corwen Central station; Post Office Railway set for July opening; North Norfolk launches suburban set; farewell to preservation pioneer David Woodhouse; steam back in Southwold; George B enters Bala Lake service; Austerity tanks at Bodmin and Dean Forest to make heritage era debut; and ride the GWR steam railmotor to Princes Risborough with Heritage Railway!

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Main Line News
Report from Tornado’s 101mph run with logs; Tornado to haul Walton-on-the-Naze shuttles; Union of South Africa to run to Swanage, Clan Line for ‘Torbay Express’ and Jeremy Hosking’s Locomotive Services given go-ahead to apply for TOC licence.

With Full Regulator
Folllowing Tornado’s record run, Don Benn reports on 100mph steam running in the 1960s.


Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

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Four trains including Flying Scotsman, on the East Coast Main Line by Chris Gee.

Main Line Itinerary
Steam and heritage diesel railtours.

Where your views matter most.

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Up & Running
Guide to railways running in May.

The Month Ahead


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