It’s packed with features celebrating the past, present and future of all things Southern, with first-hand accounts of the final days of the Bulleid ‘Pacifics’, the latest on the Swanage Railway, a scheme to ‘unrebuild’ a ‘Merchant Navy’ and the future revival of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
Editor Nick Brodrick has an in-depth interview with the National Railway Museum’s head curator – Andrew McLean – discussing the sensitive issue of disposals in the wake of the gifting of the ‘T3’ to Swanage.
You can also read part two of our EXCLUSIVE interview with the Network Rail Chairman, Sir Peter Hendy, and how the ‘big railway’ plans to co-operate more closely with the preservation scene.
Elsewhere, we reveal that another NRM steam disposal is on the cards, Tyseley plans double-headed ‘Castles’ in 2018, and an update on the overhaul of Princess Elizabeth.
You can read all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway – the world’s biggest-selling steam magazine. ON SALE NOW!