ISSUE 228

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News

Headline News
Peppercorn A1 Pacific Tornado hits 101mph in ‘secret’ overnight test run; Flying Scotsman stars in unique world-first four-train parallel running over the East Coast Main Line; debut Swanage-Wareham services to be locomotive hauled and Scots Guardsman’s ‘Cumbrian Mountain Express’ triumph.

News
North Yorkshire Moors Railway in surprise bid to run North Norfolk’s Cromer services; Royal visits for Lincolnshire Coast and Royal Deeside; help the Llangollen Railway raise £370,000 to complete Corwen Central station; Post Office Railway set for July opening; North Norfolk launches suburban set; farewell to preservation pioneer David Woodhouse; steam back in Southwold; George B enters Bala Lake service; Austerity tanks at Bodmin and Dean Forest to make heritage era debut; and ride the GWR steam railmotor to Princes Risborough with Heritage Railway!

Main Line News
Report from Tornado’s 101mph run with logs; Tornado to haul Walton-on-the-Naze shuttles; Union of South Africa to run to Swanage, Clan Line for ‘Torbay Express’ and Jeremy Hosking’s Locomotive Services given go-ahead to apply for TOC licence.

With Full Regulator
Folllowing Tornado’s record run, Don Benn reports on 100mph steam running in the 1960s.

Regulars

Railwayana
Geoff Courtney’s regular column.

Centre
Four trains including Flying Scotsman, on the East Coast Main Line by Chris Gee.

Main Line Itinerary
Steam and heritage diesel railtours.

Platform
Where your views matter most.

Up & Running
Guide to railways running in May.

The Month Ahead

 

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