Issue 305


A visit to a British heritage railway is a great day out for all the family! With Heritage Railway magazine, you can keep up to date with essential railway news, days out and lots more! You won’t want to miss issue 305 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Summertime… and the living is steamy

The Dartmouth Steam Railway is celebrating 50 years of stunning success since it was bought, in a history-making purchase, in service from British Rail by the nearby Dart Valley Railway. Robin Jones looks back over the half-century history of one of the sector’s premier lines that also encompasses riverboat travel.

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‘Cornish’ prairie – back on the clay freight

With a GWR prairie that was once based at St Blazey shed visiting the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, over which it ran in British Railways days, a golden opportunity was taken to run it with the line’s growing rake of restored Cornish clay hood wagons.

The Forest pannier: back in action

An award-nominated restoration, WR 0-6-0PT No. 9681 was launched into traffic at the Dean Forest Railway at the start of March, and now the team responsible is settingits sights on the locomotive’s immediate numerical successor.

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