PREVIEW: Issue 279 of Heritage Railway magazine

Save our summer! Read our complete guide to lines running again in Issue 279 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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…

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Heritage under threat

Publicity for the planned 2025 bicentenary celebrations of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world’s first public steam-hauled passenger line, is gaining momentum by the week. At the same time, priceless remains of the world’s first inter-city main line, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, which opened five years later, have not only been forgotten but are now under threat, writes Anthony Sawson.

Sixty years of Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway carriage and wagon department volunteer Keith Leppard has produced a second and expanded volume of his Bluebell Railway Recollections to mark the ground-breaking Sussex heritage line’s 60th anniversary.

Glint: A personal view

In words and pictures, lifelong railway enthusiast and photographer John Titlow, who has contributed to Heritage Railway since its inaugural issue, shares his tips on how to capture glint in images, using a reflection of the sun bouncing off a train.

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Sam Hewitt

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