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Gary Boyd-Hope, Editor
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ON SALE NOW issue 424 January 31-February 27 2014
- Boiler of ‘Crab’ No. 42859 sent for scrap…along with frames of Doncaster-built ‘8F’?
- But the ‘8F’ surviving in Iraq may be restored for museum
- Duchess of Sutherland to mark 50 years since last Stanier ‘Pacific’ withdrawal
- NRM to axe over 20 jobs
- Pete Waterman to fund another overhaul of LNWR ‘Super D’
- Irish 4-4-0 Slieve Gullion to be overhauled in England
- Clan Line to make first preserved railway working visit at Mid-Hants
- Which steam locomotives are returning to service in 2014?
- North American ‘A4s’ to return home by April
- Rebuild of Royal Scot restarts at Crewe
- ‘In the Works’ – an exclusive look at Somerset & Dorset Steam, home of unique Hunslet 0-6-0ST Cunarder
- How the Maunsell Locomotive Society overhauled ‘S15’ No. 847
- Behind the scenes of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
- The making of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines with Highland Railway ‘Jones Goods’ No. 103
- Keeping the Isle of Wight Railway’s vintage fleet running
And much much more
- In Tony Streeter’s ‘Down Main’: a non-stop run for Duchess of Sutherland, and how a ‘B1’ worked a normal passenger train on the Esk Valley
- David Wilcock hears the confessions of steam-era numberplate ‘liberators’ in ‘Running Free’
- Mike Notley looks back to 1964 in ‘Top Link’ with classic runs on the ‘Atlantic Coast Express’
- The overhauled ‘Guide’ with enthusiast events, main line steam and (new for 2014) photographic charter listings
- Plus the best photography from the top lineside lensmen