PREVIEW: Issue 285 of Heritage Railway magazine

Pitchford Hall steps in for Severn Valley Railway Gala, plus Camelot returns in steam at Bluebell Railway! You don’t want to miss the latest Issue 285 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Arthurian Legend

It’s the last surviving BR-named Standard Five, almost certainly holds the speed record for the class, and is set for its third stint of heritage-era running. Toby Jennings turns the spotlight on No. 73082 Camelot and its owning group.

Pitchford Hall pitches in to boost SVR autumn gala

Making a welcome return after an absence of two years was the Severn Valley Railway’s first major gala since Covid-19 struck, reports John Titlow. The September 16-19 autumn steam gala featured last-minute guest GWR 4-6-0 No. 4953 Pitchford Hall.

Big museum for the Big Country

Saturday, October 2 sees GWR 4-6-0 No. 7029 Clun Castle head a special marking 50 years to the day since No. 6000 King George V broke the British Rail steam ban. Robin Jones, who photographed that legendary train in 1971, reports.

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Sam Hewitt

Let off some steam...