In this edition of Steam Railway, we propose a radical re-think of our national locomotive fleet and the establishment of listed statuses for historic engines.
As part of our proposal for a National Historic Locomotives Register, we ask readers which engines they would include if they had the opportunity to start the National Collection from scratch, and what they’d save at all costs if the worst ever came to the worst.
Elsewhere, ex-Annesley fireman Denis Parker recalls the frightening blowback he experienced on the footplate of a ‘V2’ in 1962, we interview the Tanfield Railway’s new general manager about his plans to enhance this fantastic industrial line, Ian Murray continues the story of Duke of Gloucester’s restoration, and we explore a German narrow gauge line for which authenticity is key.
As always, we bring you the latest news, comment and analysis from the world of preservation, including:
• Llangollen trust fights for railway’s survival
• Locomotion replica could steam in 2025
• ORR does not want to stop photo charters
• Waterworks Kerr, Stuart replica gets off to flying start
There’s all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway. On sale now.