This month’s edition of Steam Railway has a ‘returning’ theme, with locomotives left, right and centre making long-awaited returns and homecomings.
On the Great Western Railway, Toby Jennings explores the forthcoming return to steam of legendary ‘Castle’ No. 4079 Pendennis Castle, while at Tyseley, classmate Clun Castle edges closer to main line running once more.
Clan Line also returns to main line running following its recent overhaul, helping to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of Southern Region steam, while a small but important piece of Southern Railway history was made on July 8 with the long-awaited first steaming of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway’s Lyn.
Timetabled main line steam makes a welcome return to Wolsztyn in Poland, and in Part Two of our exclusive NRM interview, Head Curator Andrew McLean outlines the case for and against returning some of the museum’s most beloved exhibits to steam.
Elsewhere, the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway celebrates its 90th anniversary, and the Steam Railway team assists the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in getting back to Broadway.
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As always, Steam Railway brings you the very latest standard gauge, narrow gauge, Irish, main line and industrial steam news from across the UK and around the world.
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