Preview: Issue 292 of Heritage Railway magazine

Scots invade the sunny south at the Spa Valley Railway in Kent; New-build Blyth arrives at Southwold – and runs on Ecoal; and This year sees the Epping Ongar Railway celebrate its 10th anniversary of launching heritage steam operations, running on what was, until 1994, a London Underground route. You don’t want to miss Issue 291 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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The many peaks of Peak Rail

Peak Rail was formed with the aim of reconnecting Buxton to Matlock by rail following the controversial closure of the Midland line linking them. A northern push towards Bakewell a clear aspiration, John Titlow reports on the flourishing base of several heritage groups.

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The results of the first-ever Young Railway Photographer of the Year competition were featured in our last issue. Here, 20-year-old Bradley Langton, whose reflected image of an LNER Intercity 225 set at King’s Cross was judged as the overall winning image, presents a selection of his finest views.

Rails to the ales: Cambrian opens its Weston extension

There were smiles all round at Oswestry on the afternoon of Friday, April 1 when Cambrian Heritage Railways formally opened its extension from the centre of the Welsh border market town to Weston Wharf, home of Stonehouse Brewery.

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