Top national awards for Cholsey and Lynton & Barnstaple; and Big Dave is Britain’s newest steam locomotive. You don’t want to miss the latest Issue 288 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Early icing on the Christmas cake!

Storm Arwen brought wintry scenes earlier than expected to several of our heritage railways as they ran early festive season services on the last weekend of November, reports Robin Jones

Northern push for the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The next chapter in the complex history of Quainton Road station will see the London to Birmingham High Speed 2 rail link built alongside the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre – which is then planning to lay a branch of its own to the north, reports Nicola Fox.

Kirklees no more: Welcome to Whistlestop

Sally Clifford takes a whistle-stop tour of a recently rebranded 15in gauge railway in West Yorkshire.

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