Issue 259 on sale now!

Downton Abbey filming in Pickering, the Rheidol Gala 2019 and an interview with Ian Skinner, head of heritage, trams & light rail at the Office of Road & Rail! Issue 259 of Heritage Railway has got the lot! Pick it up from your local store now and also receive a free exclusive DVD: Rocket, Rainhill and the Stephensons’ Legacy!

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!

If you’d like to read this edition of HR, then you can cut to the chase and download the digital version, order the print magazine, or better yet save those pennies and subscribe to Heritage Railway. Here’s what to expect this month…

FILMING DOWNTON ABBEY

How the railway scenes in the newly released movie were shot on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – which saw Pickering masquerade as King’s Cross.

FACE TO FACE: ORR

Ian Skinner, head of heritage, trams & light rail at the Office of Road & Rail (ORR) provides valuable insight on the work his organisation performs and what he expects from the heritage rail sector.

RETROSPECTIVE: 1969 AND ALL THAT

A look back at the formative years of the Great Central Railway in which pioneers laid the foundations for an inter-city heritage line against seemingly insurmountable odds.

CENTREFOLD

No. 6960 Raveningham Hall crossing Victoria Bridge on the Severn Valley Railway.

GREAT STEAM ENGINEERS:

How dramatic progress was made in steam locomotive design between 1918 and 1923.

RHEIDOL GALA 2019

‘Forgotten engines’ unveiled at the Vale of Rheidol Railway’s gala – plus the line’s three classic GWR 2-6-2Ts in steam.

GALA FOCUS: NORTH NORFOLK

The North Norfolk Railway’s autumn steam gala proved to be a resounding success, helped by the return of 9F No. 92203 Black Prince and visiting GWR 0-6-0PT No. 9466 and BR 4MT No. 80078.

WELSHPOOL GALA HIGHLIGHTS

Visiting Austrian U-class 0-6-2T Zillertal performed in style at the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway’s gala weekend.

Plus! All the latest news from across the sector, including the main line and railwayana.

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Free DVD with this issue:

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.

Just pick up any print edition of the magazine to get the DVD absolutely free!

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