Issue 302


Sir Nigel Gresley and Webb Coal Tank to visit Nene Valley Railway; West Somerset’s race to recover from ‘potato field’ landslip; and Historic England finds Shildon coal drops may be ‘first in the world’. You don’t want to miss issue 302 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Freight returns to Swanage in winter special

The cold and wet weather didn’t deter passengers and photographers from attending the Swanage Railway’s successful Winter Warm Up weekend, which took place on January 7/8 and featured a mixture of steam and diesels, including a recreation of an engineering freight train, reports Robin Jones.

Blue Peter prepares for comeback 20 years in the waiting

John Titlow visitsthe London North Western Railway Heritage works at Crewe to report in words and pictures on progress being made on the overhaul of LNER icon A2 No.60532 Blue Peter.

A riveting tale at Loughborough!

Preserving engineering skills is imperative to the future of heritage railways. Sally Clifford finds out what is being done by Boiler and Engineering Skills Training Trust chairman Gordon Newton to help bridge the potential skills gap.

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