Preview: Issue 294 of Heritage Railway magazine

First test train runs into new Llangollen Corwen station; Swanage diesel gala comeback; and Moorsline tram Lucie returns home to Brussels for museum anniversary. You don’t want to miss Issue 294 of Heritage Railway magazine.

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Beach life… West Somerset style!

Open throughout again, the West Somerset Railway’s hugely successful May 5-8 Spring Steam Gala showcased the best of one of Europe’s top coastal heritage lines. Robin Jones reports on how Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage line is overcoming problems of recent years as this cornerstone of the local tourist economy moves ahead.

Manx spring steam adventure

Charter organiser David Williams reports on the recent photographic trip to the Isle of Man, where he found its railways in excellent shape.

The land that all but forgot its railway heritage

The central American country of Costa Rica has seven surviving locomotives from its steam era. John Titlow set out to track them all down, reporting in words and pictures.

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Main Line News

Sir Nigel Gresley comeback trip replays 1967 tour; Pathfinder aims to offer wider range of traction; and Earl of Mount Edgcumbe set for summer return.

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