Issue 251 OUT NOW!

Bahamas is back! Top Awards for top railways! Duchess of Sutherland to kickstart Great Britain XII! The 251st issue of Heritage Railway magazine has got the lot!

As ever, this month’s issue is packed with the best features on our heritage railways, our Railwayana column, up and running guides, the latest news and much more!

If you’d like to read this edition of HR, then you can cut to the chase and download the digital version, order the print magazine, or better yet save those pennies and subscribe to Heritage Railway. Here’s what to expect this month…

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Part 4 of Brian Sharpe’s fantastic series looks at the greatest steam engineers of the 1850s.

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Adam Carpenter shares his experiences of volunteering as a booking clerk and porter at the Epping Ongar Railway.


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The Ivatt Diesel Re-creation society has just launched an appeal for £100,000 towards a project to build a replica of Britain’s first main line diesel locomotive service in regular service.

PLUS! All the main line news, your headlines, Platform shows off your views and check out our guide to railways running this season!

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