Summer Return?

by Steam Railway |

In this edition of Steam Railway, we celebrate real working steam as we go behind the scenes at the world’s last working roundhouse – Wolsztyn in Poland.

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic shutting down steam operations elsewhere in the world, this sole-surviving bastion of public, timetabled passenger steam-working continues to fly the flag, and Steam Railway explores just how this extraordinary operation still survives in 2020 and what the future holds for one of world steam’s last remaining outposts.

There is more working steam as we uncover the delights of David Buck’s incredible garden railway, where steam still runs despite the national lockdown, and continue turning back the clock to showcase the industrial steam gems from 1970 – steam’s ‘coldest’ year.

That’s not all, as we pay a farewell tribute to ‘Number Nine’ now its main line exploits have come to an end, explore the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s fascinating project to restore its rake of Oldbury coaches, while Heritage Railway Association CEO Steve Oates outlines his and the HRA’s vision for how the preservation movement will survive the Covid-19 crisis.

As always, we’re still bringing you the latest news, comment and analysis from the world of preservation, including:

· ‘GlosWarks’ cancels 2020 events in response to Covid-19

· Barrow Hill ‘Terrier’ gathering proposed for 2022

· Bressingham wants to steam standard gauge Garratt William Francis

· Coronavirus puts Penrhyn Castle transfers on hold

· ‘Flying Scotsman’ coach for Bo’ness teak set

There’s all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway – the world’s biggest selling steam magazine. On sale now.

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