Special Anniversary Edition

by Steam Railway |

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, the 500th edition of Steam Railway magazine is the biggest ever!

This bumper 148-page edition is all about celebrating the past, present and future of steam preservation, and we look at 40 of preservation’s greatest achievements from Steam Railway’s lifetime, explore the history of SR’s first cover star – Leander – while Tyseley’s Bob Meanley tells for the first time the story of how they – thanks to the help of SR’s generous readers – re-streamlined ‘Princess Coronation’ No. 6229 Duchess of Hamilton.

And that’s not all, as we explore the future of industrial locomotives and ask whether it is time to reassess the legacy of Dr Beeching, while SR’s founding editor interviews one of preservation’s most outspoken critics – former Severn Valley Railway general manager Michael Draper – who gives his views on the challenges facing preservation today.

We also detail part one of 5305 Locomotive Association stalwart Tom Tighe’s 50 years in preservation, while Talyllyn expert Martin Fuller tells us what it is like to drive and fire Dolgoch.

As always, we bring you the very latest news, comment and analysis from the world of preservation, including:

· Galatea runs in BR green as lost ‘Jubilee’ Alberta

· WSR suffers £807,000 loss

· Didcot drops main line ambitions

· ‘T3’ No. 563 third of the way towards fundraising target

· The Unknown Warrior to miss 2020 deadline

There’s all this and more, including our regular Down Main, narrow gauge and Irish steam news columns, in the special 500th issue of Steam Railway magazine – the world’s biggest selling steam magazine. On sale now!

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