Last steam beneath Central London! Invicta flies over the rooftops! A1 Trust orders boilers for P2 and Tornado! Issue 256 of Heritage Railway magazine has got the lot!
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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN | The two Vintage Trains shuttle trips from Wellington to Coalbrookdale on June 9, were billed as the last steam train on the branch line to Ironbridge. However, the railway is now at the centre of ambitious plans to turn it into one of Britain’s premier heritage lines serving the World Heritage Site where so much of the Industrial Revolution, including the age of the steam railway, had its beginnings.
BISHOPS LYDEARD: 40 YEARS OF PROGRESS | TheWest Somerset celebrated a major landmarkwith its June 8/9 gala, held 40 years to the daywhen theUK’s longest standard gauge heritage line reached Bishops Lydeard – and is closer than ever to operating into Taunton, writes Robin Jones.
CHURSTON WORKS | The Dartmouth Steam Railway is making big strides to have more of the essential maintenance and repair work done in-house at an enlarged and modernized Churston Works, reports Roger Melton.
PLUS! All the main line news, your headlines, Platform shows off your views and check out our guide to railways running this season!
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