This month’s edition of Steam Railway celebrates Tornado’s tenth anniversary, as the new-build ‘A1’ prepares for its first public 90mph main line runs.
We also pay tribute to the legendary railwayman Dick Hardy, who sadly passed away last month, and look back at his incredible life.
Elsewhere in this packed edition of SR, we discover what’s happening at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway as it prepares to open its extension to Broadway, round-up all seven surviving Great Eastern Railway locomotives, examine the wartime 2-8-0s and how they helped win the Second World War, and explore the fascinating history of the Canterbury & Whitstable Railway’s Invicta.
We also ask what you think will be the next ex-Barry locomotive to return to steam. Vote for which one you think it will be here.
As always, we bring you the very latest news, comment and analysis from the world of steam railway preservation, including:
· Oliver Cromwell to undergo second overhaul
· Princess Elizabeth’s move to Carnforth
· Details of Flying Scotsman’s visit to the Nene Valley Railway
· Peak Rail Action Group launched after ‘Austerity’ court case
· New-build single Fairlie project revealed
You can read all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway – the world’s biggest selling steam magazine, on sale now!