We explore the Christmas trains we thought we’d never see again in Issue 275 of Heritage Railway magazine.
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Christmas trains we thought we would never see!
The heritage railway sector has again come into its own for Christmas, with a dazzling array of traditional and innovative festive trains. Against the background of COVID-19, 2020 has involved a Herculean task not only to run services which provide vital income to keep our lines running throughout the year, but to also ensure they are safe. Indeed, what has been achieved this December is a massive testament to triumph over adversity.
Leading with positivity!
Helen Smith, general manager of the Severn Valley Railway talks to Nicola Fox about her approach and experiences of managing one of Britain’s premier league heritage lines, including staff, volunteers, infrastructure and operations during her first year in the role.
New P2: beating the pandemic
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s £5million project to build P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales in Darlington, may have been slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic, but steady made while fundraising continues in earnest, report Mark Allatt and David Elliott.
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