It’s all about ‘Terriers’ in this edition of Steam Railway, as we exclusively reveal what plans the Terrier Trust has for Bodiam and Knowle for the class’ 150th anniversary in 2022.
Editor Nick Brodrick, in conversation with trust spokesman Graham Hukins, reports that 1872-built ‘A1X’ Bodiam will be reverting temporarily to its as-built guise as Poplar for its sesquicentennial, while Knowle will assume the identity of Weston, Cleveland & Portishead Railway No. 2 Portishead for the Brighton engines’ important milestone.
That’s not all, as we take a closer look at the man behind the ‘Terriers’ – William Stroudley – documenting his life, career and the influential designers with whom he was privileged to work. Elsewhere, assistant editor Toby Jennings finds out what the future has in store for the Dean Forest Railway, Robin Coombes continues his in-depth Covid-19 analysis, and news & features writer Thomas Bright turns the clock back 50 years to explore real, working steam in 1970.
As always, we bring you the very latest news, comment and analysis from the world of preservation, including:
· David Buck’s Sir Vincent is Britain’s only working standard gauge steam
· Over £1.5 million raised for railways during Covid-19 crisis
· Vital coal mine decision delayed by coronavirus
· Southern Locomotives takes on Brocklebank Line
· HRA propose safety body to monitor preserved railways
There’s all this and more – including our regular Down Main, industrial, Irish and narrow gauge steam news columns – in the latest edition of Steam Railway. On sale now.