Issue 300


Bluebell offered Oxted DEMU; Flying Scotsman’s Swanage Success; and Network Rail unearths ‘lost’ 1850 siding in Huddersfield. You don’t want to miss issue 300 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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300 not out!

Heritage Railway is celebrating its 300th issue of providing comprehensive news coverage of the complete preservation scene. Founding editor Robin Jones looks back at that very first issue in May 1999… and the outcome of the developments that were predicted.

Slate Running

Built between 1832 and 1836, the Ffestiniog Railway served the slate mines of Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales for more than 100 years. Now a popular tourist and enthusiast destination, the railway has not overlooked its reason for existence – with its gravity train a significant part of its special events and draw for enthusiasts.

‘Secondary’ Eastern Stars

Locomotives like A4 No. 4498 may steal the show at galas, but thanks to groups such as the LNER Coach Association, we can also enjoy authentic pairings of locomotives and stock. Owen Hayward looks at some of the projects LNERCA is currently progressing with.

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