What’s inside Issue 268 of Heritage Railway?

In this issue we discuss the ‘almost’ 60 years celebration of Bluebell splendour, plus Gareth Evans talks to heritage lines about their experiences dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.

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Breaking out of the lockdown

Gareth Evans talks to a selection of heritage lines about their experiences of dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and how they’re planning to reopen their railways– and the factors they must consider in the weeks ahead.

The world’s first social distancing ‘gala’?

After running test trains with BR2MT 2-6-0 No.78018 on May22 ,nine days later the Great Central Railway staged are peat, as a precursor to reopening after lockdown. No.37714 Cardiff Canton joined the proceedings.

The world’s first DIY line!

While the Bluebell was setting a blueprint for the future revival of closed parts of the national network, fresh ground was being broken in Lincolnshire with volunteers building a new heritage line to run regular public transport services.

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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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