A humble six-coupled goods engine comes to the fore in this month’s edition of Steam Railway, as we mark the return of ‘J27’ No. 65894 after 12 years out of action.
You can read more about our cover star on page 40. Another goods engine takes centre stage this month as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of GWR ‘28XX’ No. 2857 – the last engine to haul a loose-coupled goods train on the main line.
Elsewhere, we bid farewell to the first new-build double Fairlie – the Ffestiniog Railway’s Earl of Merioneth – and chart the history and conservation of some of Britain’s most cherished rolling stock – Royal carriages.
Fans of overseas steam are in for a treat as Michael Whitehouse explores the British main line treasures in Myanmar.
As always, we bring you the very latest news, comment and analysis from the world of steam preservation, including:
· The Heritage Lottery Fund rejects the National Railway Museum’s £13.4m funding bid
· South Devon Railway fined £40,000 after missing carriage floor incident
· Two ‘Britannias’ in contention for North Norfolk autumn gala
· Pledges for ‘P2’ Prince of Wales pass £3 million
· ‘Black Five’ No. 45231 confirmed for Severn Valley 1968 celebrations
There’s all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway magazine – on sale now!