Enthusiast favourite ‘V2’ No. 4771 Green Arrow is the cover star on this edition of Steam Railway, as the iconic Gresley 2-6-2 returns to its Doncaster birthplace.
With an overhaul of Green Arrow still in prospect, we find out just why this legendary fast freight locomotive has such a popular following among enthusiasts from the people who have lived and worked with this sole surviving ‘V2’.
From one popular engine to another, we explore the history and rebuild of the quirky Cockerill steam tram Lucie, the winner of the Heritage Railway Association’s Steam Railway magazine award, as voted for by readers. Elsewhere, we conclude our interview with Tom Greaves about his role in the ‘Jubilees’ 1967 swan song and chart the ‘impossible’ restoration of unique BR ‘8P’ No. 71000 Duke of Gloucester.
In Out & About, we take a closer look at one of Britain’s most spectacular steam lines – the Snowdon Mountain Railway – and uncover the scenic delights of France’s ‘Le Truffadou’ railway in the Dordogne.
As always, we bring you the latest news, comment and analysis from the world of preservation, including:
• Green Arrow moves to Doncaster
• Hosking museum at Margate gets go-ahead
• One year left to secure fuel supplies
• ‘Great Britain’ railtour postponed again
• ‘Saint’ confirmed for Severn Valley gala
There’s all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway. On sale now.