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Festive lights, turkeys, anniversaries and holiday railway guides; the 262 issue of Heritage Railway has plenty of content to keep you busy this December.

If you’d like to give this edition of HR a read, then you can skip the wait and download the digital version or you can order the print magazine. Better yet, why not save some pennies and subscribe to Heritage Railway. Here’s what to expect this month…

Still steaming underground!

Peter Brown tells the story of how the London Transport Museum operated steam on the Underground. Gareth Evans finds out what lies in store for the museum’s steam and electric tours on the Underground in 2020, plus the future of Met 1.


British Railways Stinks!

Providing a taste of what lies inside a newly-published book, a light- hearted and accurate look at the work of the last generation of railway chemists. The story is told in their own words by Dave Smith with John Sheldon, Vince Morris, Geoff Hunt, Ian Cotter and Ian McEwen.

Those Christmas lights fantastic!

Last Christmas, the Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat Company originated a new phenomenon for the UK heritage sector, in the form of the illuminated Train of Lights. It was an instant hit: all 18,000 seats sold out, and now several other major heritage lines have arranged similar attractions for this festive season. John Titlow and Robin Jones report.



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

Heritage Railway magazine is on sale in UK newsagents and supermarkets, and you can buy the current issue in digital and paper formats here!

You can also buy stacks of back issues of HR, but it’s cheaper to subscribe. Subscribers save money, get their copies delivered to their doorstep and never miss an issue!


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About the Author

Shannon Butcher

Digital Media Executive at Mortons
Shannon Butcher is a contributor to The Railway Hub. Shannon has a Journalism degree from the University of Lincoln. When she’s not creating rail content she can be found visiting many of the UK's beautiful countryside locations with her dog, Pilot.
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