In Steam Railway SR530, we mark the long-awaited return to steam of ‘A4’ Sir Nigel Gresley – now Britain’s sole working ‘A4’.
We meet the team who’ve brought the ‘Streak’ back to life and find out what the plans are for its future. The locomotive also graces our special gatefold cover, on which you can find the chance to win exclusive tickets to the Severn Valley Railway’s Spring Steam Gala.
Following our look at the problems posed by bridges in the last edition, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway outlines the challenges it faces in maintaining its infrastructure, broadcaster and historian Tim Dunn showcases Britain’s greatest viaducts, while we go behind the scenes of the overhaul of ‘West Country’ No. 34101 Hartland.
Elsewhere, legendary engineman Ray Churchill concludes his footplate memories and the intricacies of managing coal and smoke, and we mark 70 years since the introduction of the BR ‘Clans’.
There’s all this and more, including the latest news, comment and analysis from the world of railway preservation, in the latest edition of Steam Railway. Plus a chance to win one of 10 day tickets to the Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala. On sale now.