Dazzling Duchess

by Steam Railway |

Duchess of Hamilton graces the cover of the latest issue of Steam Railway, as Bob Meanley concludes the epic tale of how he and the Tyseley Locomotive Works team re-streamlined the ‘Coronation’.

This massive ten-page feature follows on from Part One in SR500 and comprehensively tells for the first time the lengths to which Tyseley went in order to re-create the crimson-and-gold streamliner – a project made possible by the generosity of SR’s readers.

Elsewhere in this edition, Thomas Bright speaks to some of preservation’s leading lights as they explore what the future holds for the steam railway industry, and also details the history of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway ‘E’ class 4-4-0s – now the Bluebell Railway has given the go-ahead for the Brighton Atlantic Group to build a replica.

That’s not all, as Andy Coward looks at one of preservation’s hidden treasures – Derby Roundhouse – which has been beautifully conserved as part of Derby College, while we present our annual, in-depth 2020 events diary. Looking forward to the year ahead? Then look no further.

As always, we bring you the very latest news, comment and analysis from across the steam preservation spectrum, including:

· Boston Lodge redevelopment gets initial lottery backing

· Seven ‘Terriers’ in prospect for 150th anniversary

· New frames needed for ‘J21’ No. 65033

· Avon Valley plots Bath extension

· Tanfield plans 300th anniversary celebrations

There’s all this and more, including our regular Down Main, narrow gauge, industrial and Irish steam news columns, in the latest edition of Steam Railway – the world’s biggest-selling steam news magazine. On sale now.

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