Britain’s hottest day ever! Taunton shuttles success! Stephenson’s Rocket making September debut! Issue 258 of Heritage Railway magazine has got the lot, including an appearance from Kylie Minogue!
As ever, this month’s issue of Heritage Railway magazine is packed with the best features on our heritage railways, our Railwayana column, up and running guides, the latest news and much more!
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SOARAWAY SUCCESS FOR TAUNTON SHUTTLES | THE first main line DMU summer shuttles linking Taunton to the West Somerset Railway (WSR) have proved a resounding success, figures have shown.
CARRIAGES IN THE VALLEY | Gareth Evans learns how the Severn Valley Railway maintains its 60-strong fleet of carriages and gets the rundown on current projects at Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth.
A 1967 CAMPING COACH HOLIDAY PART II | In part two of his 1967 camping coach holiday at Grange-over-Sands, Trevor Gregg recalls his journeys behind steam and the visits to Warrington Dallam, Carnforth and Bolton sheds.
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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To mark the 190th anniversary of the staging of the Rainhill Trials in 1829, Heritage Railway invites you to join The Railway Magazine editor Chris Milner and deputy editor Gary Boyd-Hope as they explore the legacy of the trials, the technologies of the competitors that took part, and the stories of the men who built them.
From the original Rocket to Sans Pareil, their journey takes them from Manchester’s Science & Industry Museum and the terminus of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, to the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York by way of Rainhill itself and Locomotion in Shildon.
On the way they discover more about George and Robert Stephenson and the development of Rocket from early railways historian Dr Michael Bailey, learn of Timothy Hackworth’s engineering achievements from the NRM’s Anthony Coulls, and examine some of the museum’s Rainhill-related archive treasures with head curator Andrew McLean.
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