Issue 227


Headline News
Flying Scotsman to appear in unique quadruple running event on East Coast Main Line; Kent & East Sussex and Rother Valley railways given green light to link up; building of Great Central’s new Loughborough bridge now under way and £30 million plans for new heritage railway over Manchester Ship Canal unveiled.

Royal Scot takes North Yorkshire Moors by storm; Severn Valley to hold 30th anniversary diesel ‘mega gala’; Swanage remembers last BR steam train; Cambrian Heritage Railways gets Transport and Work Act Order for Oswestry line; Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway £1.25 million share issue target nearly there; gala action from Severn Valley, Llangollen and Worth Valley; Tyseley ‘Bloomer’ “may go main line”; Lincolnshire Coast founder dies at 91; Britain’s longest serving railwayman retires and two new heritage lines in London taking shape with a third on the way.

Main Line News
Clan Line may be back by the end of April; Tyseley Locomotive Works announces multi-million-pound plans for new tourist attraction; two Class 50s to run to Glasgow and latest on ‘Great Britain X’ railtour locomotive roster.

With Full Regulator
Don Benn reports on Tornado’s St David’s Day trip.


Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Scots Guardsman on the Cumbrian Coast by Alan Weaver

Main Line Itinerary
Steam and heritage diesel railtours.

Where your views matter most.

Up & Running
Guide to railways running in the coming months.

The Month Ahead


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