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PREVIEW: Issue 277 of Heritage Railway magazine

Lady of Legend will top the Severn Valley Railway spring gala, we have everything you need to know in Issue 277 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Treasure of the forest

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Dean Forest Railway’s first steam open day, with an 0-4-0ST running on a modest 200 yards of track. Thanks to half a century of vision and hard graft by enterprising revivalists, this scenic rural byway is now valued as a priceless gem of the local tourism economy, as Robin Jones reports.

Planning for the future across the Solent

In the second of a two-part feature, Phil Marsh charts the development of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway from the new millennium to the present day – and also looks how the line is implementing its strategic development plan.

Second time lucky for SVR

None of us has a crystal ball to tell when passenger trains will return to our heritage railways, but the Severn Valley Railway is being positive in its outlook, announcing plans for a Spring Steam Up.

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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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Sam Hewitt

Let off some steam...