Heritage Railway2 мин. чтенияHistory & Theory
Polish Electric Which Helped Derail Communism May Yet Run Again
AN ELECTRIC locomotive which played an early part in the fall of communism in Poland is being restored to main line operating condition by enthusiasts in Warsaw. The city’s Klub Sympatyków Kolei we Wrocławiu (Railway Sympathisers Club) is raising m
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Order Placed For Clan Hengist Front Bogie Tyres
PROGRESS on the building of new BR Clan Pacific No. 72010 Hengistat CTL Seal’s factory in Sheffield has continued during lockdown, with orders placed for key components. The front bogie wheel tyres and axles have been ordered by the project’s contrac
Heritage Railway2 мин. чтения
Brunel Treasures To Be Shared With The World On The Internet
ORIGINAL drawings by GWR engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel are being made available by the University of Bristol for the public to view online thanks to a £250,000 investment in digitisation equipment. The university’s Special Collections includes the
Heritage Railway3 мин. чтения
Auction House Expands As Model Train Sales Soar
INCREASING interest among model railway enthusiasts across several generations has led to one of the country’s specialist auction houses expanding its staff and boosting the number of sales it holds each year. Lacy Scott & Knight (LSK), a 152-year-ol
Heritage Railway11 мин. чтения
Planning For The Future Across The Solent
The early years of the new millennium saw members of the Royal Family travel on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway on two separate occasions. The first occurred on August 20, 2001, when the Duke of Edinburgh drove W24 Calbourne from Havenstreet to Woott
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
UK Railtours Hopes For May Restart
UK RAILTOURS was set to reschedule its March and April excursions as this issue went to press because of the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown. In the firm’s latest newsletter, manager Elizabeth Morris said: “Given the seriousness of the situation we fi
Heritage Railway2 мин. чтения
Help Save The Green Spaces Around Digswell Viaduct
IN 2019, Heritage Railway published a letter from myself, directing readers’ attention to a proposed housing development in the fields surrounding Digswell viaduct in Welwyn. I am sure readers will be familiar with this picturesque and historic site.
Heritage Railway2 мин. чтения
Cranking Up The Duke !
THE return of BR Pacific No. 71000 Duke of Gloucester to Britain’s operational main line steam fleet took a step forward at the end of January following the delivery of steel for the new crank axle and crank pin. Buckfastleigh-based South Devon Railw
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
New President For Cholsey
GREAT Western Railway managing director Mark Hopwood CBE has accepted an invitation to become president of the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. Mark lives nearby to Wallingford and has said that he hopes to be involved in as many activities as possib
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
STICK Looks At The Burning Issue For The Heritage Movement
STICK, The Scottish Transport & Industry Collections Network, is to place the future of fossil fuels in heritage transport under the microscope at an online event on Thursday, April 22. The body’s membership includes the Museum of Scottish Railways,
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Clean Sweep For Bassett-Lowke In Vectis Model Sale
BASSETT-LOWKE scooped the top three places in a Vectis model train and railway books sale on January 15, with the charge being led by an O-gauge three-rail electric LMS No. 6100 Royal Scot that went for £950, followed at £750 by another O-gauge model
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Earl Of Mount Edgcumbe Is On Track For Tyseley’s Summer ‘Shakespeares’
TYSELEY Locomotive Works is going full steam ahead to have GWR Castle 4-6-0 No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe ready for the summer season following overhaul. As reported in issue 275, the locomotive is scheduled to haul Vintage Trains’‘Shakespeare Expr
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Middleton Press: Long May Its Success Continue Into The Future
SINCE the founding of Heritage Railwayalmost 22 years ago, I have been a massive fan of the Middleton Press (MP) Ultimate Rail Encyclopaedia offering. Drawing on archive and modern-day photographs, track plans and vintage maps, each volume condense
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Bluebell Unveils Its 2021 Commemorative Model Wagon
THE Bluebell Railway has launched its 2021 commemorative model wagon. Produced by Dapol, the OO-scale model is based on the manufacturer’s standard four-plank open wagon. Carrying the branding ‘Harvey’s The Sussex Brewers’, the wagon is the fifth in
Heritage Railway3 мин. чтения
Last Original Southwold Railway Building Restored To Its Former Glory
HALESWORTH to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway Society volunteers have completed the first phase of the Blythburgh station project by finishing the 16-month-long restoration of the 1879 goods shed. The last original surviving building from the 3ft bran
Heritage Railway3 мин. чтения
SR And LMS Head Cast List In Great Central’s Second Monthly Sale
SOUTHERN Railway and LMS nameplates have been selected by Great Central to head the cast list in the second of its series of monthly 200-lot auctions on March 6. They are Sir Urre of the Mount – what delightfully idiosyncratic names some of those Kin
Heritage Railway6 мин. чтения
STORM BEFORE THE CALM The epic voyage of Bulleid’s Merchant Navy Pacifics
SOON after Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid succeeded Richard Maunsell as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway in 1937, he and his drawing room team were tasked with designing a new and powerful class of locomotive to cope with the railway’s
Heritage Railway2 мин. чтения
Hawksworth Pannier Now Ready To Run!
BACHMANN’S new OO gauge Hawksworth 0-6-0PT model is now available , as is the version of preserved No. 9400 specially commissioned by Locomotion Models. The popular ‘94XX’ class pannier tank was effectively the last GWR designed steam locomotive. The
Heritage Railway3 мин. чтения
Unearthed Somerset Collection Makes Debut
NAMEPLATES from four main line 4-6-0s built at Swindon and Crewe within just over six years of each other and withdrawn fewer than four years apart will headline GW Railwayana’s sale on March 13. They are from a previously unknown collection recently
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
‘Stay Off The Tracks’during Lockdown Warnings Reissued By Heritage Lines
SEVERAL heritage railways have issued public safety warnings about trespassing on tracks while services are suspended during lockdown. East Lancashire Railway chairman Mike Kelly said that walking on the line remains dangerous as maintenance trains
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Coal And The ‘Bozone’ Blockade
REGARDING the use of coal in the UK: it is good that it can be still used as it is part of steelmaking and essential in the cement industry too. Also that it can still be used on heritage railways, which as mentioned before, creates a multimillion po
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Help Restore Royal Deeside Railway Services In 2021
THE Royal Deeside Railway has issued a public appeal for funds to help cover the cost of restarting services when lockdown restrictions permit. Due to Covid-19, all services and events - including the popular Santa specials last year - had to be ca
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтенияTechnology & Engineering
Get Into Train Timing The Easy Way
FURTHER to Don Benn’s interesting piece on train timing (With Full Regulator, issue 276), your readers may be interested to know that the Railway Performance Society has produced a Beginners Guide to Train Timing, which explains in simple terms how t
Heritage Railway2 мин. чтения
Chasewater Earns Lockdown Income – As A Takeaway!
A CORE element of the Chasewater Railway has remained open during the pandemic and continues to provide a vital income stream. Conforming to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and faced with the loss of revenue through the enforced lack of trains, the he
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
Whet Your Appetite With A Taster
Travel organisers can get a flavour of the group tours available by watching the popular Hidden London hangouts on YouTube. Hosted by self-confessed Tube geek and broadcaster Alex Grundon, each episode is a light-hearted discussion with the Hidden Lo
Heritage Railway2 мин. чтения
Council And Community Opposes Plan To Block Renfrewshire Rail Bridges
EAST Renfrewshire Council is opposing Highways England plans to block up four Lanarkshire & Ayrshire Railway (L&A) bridges on the old formation between Neilston and Uplawmoor as it wants the four-mile length of former double track retained in the fir
Heritage Railway1 мин. чтения
In Brief
➜ PETER Robinson’s GWR 2-8-0 No. 3814 moved from the Llangollen Railway to Northern Steam Engineering at Stockton-on-Tees on February 8, for its restoration to be completed. The tender will remain at Llangollen to be used by No. 6880 Betton Grange un
Heritage Railway4 мин. чтения
Unlock The Secrets Of The Underground - From Your Armchair!
Necessity is the mother of invention, and the ‘World War Three’ scenario of the past year has seen internet technology engaged across the board to beat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Organisations from governments down to schools and busines
Heritage Railway4 мин. чтения
Minister: “We Want A Viable Future For These Great Heritage Assets”
THE big threat facing the heritage sector from the loss of steam coal mined in the UK was raised in the House of Lords on January 21, when imminent legislation banning the sale of bituminous coal to households was also mentioned. Heritage Railway A
Heritage Railway3 мин. чтения
The Best Cotswolds Christmas Present Of All!
THESE beautiful pictures recall the first Christmas that would-be revivalists had access to the by-then largely-lifted GWR Stratford-upon-Avon to Cheltenham main line. I recall the closure of the route by BR in 1976, and subsequent reports which ra
…Или откройте для себя что-то новое