Issue 303


£3.2 million National Lottery grant for Darlington’s Rail Heritage Quarter; New agreement with trust paves the way for GCR(N) to restart services; and Pendennis Castle commences four-venue spring tour at Severn Vall. You don’t want to miss issue 303 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Great Central Railway’s packed-out winter steam gala!

Lineside, stations, and, yes, even the trains were packed to the brim over the weekend of January 27-29 when the UK’s only double-track main line held its winter steam gala, the first event of its 50th anniversary year, which welcomed BR 5MT No. 73082 Camelot and Urie S15 No. 506 as guests, working both passenger and freight trains.

Steam without fire

They may not have the glamour of a main line locomotive, and they are an often overlooked part of railway heritage. Nicola Fox investigates the fascinating history and heritage of the fireless locomotive, which, although there are 29 preserved, only one is currently operational.

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Model News

New Accurascale ‘Deltics’, Small Englands in green from PECO, and buildings from Bachmann.

First-class delivery of a forgotten halt’s restoration

Mark Slattery shares the remarkable tale of how Michael Izzard, a Royal Mail postman, restored life to Nast Hyde Halt, an historic halt near his Hatfield home and which was opened in 1910 to make one man’s commute into London easier.

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