What’s inside Issue 267 of Heritage Railway?

We’re celebrating 50 years of the Severn Valley Railway in a special new edition of Heritage Railway magazine!

Plus, we take an in-depth look at the first Nightingale Hospital, built by legendary engineer Isambard Brunel.

Issue 267 of Heritage Railway
Issue 267 of Heritage Railway

Remember, there are so many ways you can help our railways up and down the UK during these difficult times, so keep up to date with the essential railway news with Heritage Railway magazine and find out how.


If you’d like to give this edition of Heritage Railway magazine a read, then you can skip the wait and download the digital version or you can order the print magazine. Better yet, why not save some pennies and subscribe to Heritage Railway. Here’s what to expect this month…

Severn Valley Railway born again

The Severn Valley Railway operated its first public trains on May 23, 1970, and had been due to hold a celebratory 50th  anniversary weekend on May 23-25 this year. However, the event has had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Following the astounding public response to an emergency appeal for funds to keep the heritage line afloat, with the amount raised sailing past the half-million mark, Robin Jones looks back at the ground-breaking moves which led to the reawakening of this crosscountry route.


Headline News

Well-wishers dig deep to save our heritage railways!

Signalbox survivor

Gareth Evans talks to Steve Growcott, who is leading the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway’s project to restore Princes Risborough North Signalbox, the largest surviving Great Western Railway example in the country.

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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