Steam Railway County Show

by Steam Railway |

New-build ‘County’ No. 1014 County of Glamorgan exclusively graces the cover of the latest edition of Steam Railway, as the replica Hawksworth 4-6-0 gains its ‘face’ for the first time.

As the ultimate Great Western two-cylinder ten-wheeler passes this important milestone at Didcot Railway Centre, project press officer David Bradshaw tells the story of how the ‘County’ has been resurrected using parts from two ex-Barry locomotives.

Sticking with the new-build theme, Tony Streeter interviews the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s new chairman, Steve Davies, about the trust’s future ambitions as Tornado returns to BR express passenger green for the first time in nearly a decade.

Elsewhere we pay tribute to the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust’s long-time Washford headquarters as it opens its doors to the public for the last time before relocating, Michael Whitehouse explores the challenges facing India’s steam railway preservation scene, while Thomas Bright concludes his study of ‘Quarry Hunslets’ by focusing on some of the more unusual iterations.

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

· Tornado repainted into late BR green

· National Lottery gives £2.7m to heritage railways

· ORR criticises Aln Valley operating procedures

· Coal mine refusal a ‘hammer blow’ for railways

· New home for S&DRT collection

There’s all this and more, including our regular Down Main, industrial and narrow gauge news columns, in the latest edition of Steam Railway. On sale now.

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