In this month’s edition of Steam Railway, we say a fond farewell to Oliver Cromwell with an 11-page special feature, celebrating ten years since No. 70013 returned to steam, thanks to an SR readers’ appeal.
People intimately involved with the ‘Brit’s’ restoration and its time on the main line during the last decade recount their memories of the ‘1T57’ veteran and explain what it means to them as it bows out for overhaul.
Elsewhere, we explore the history behind the 150th ex-Barry restoration – ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6989 Wightwick Hall – as the Hawksworth 4-6-0 returns to steam at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. We also present part four of our ongoing new-build health check, this month looking at LMS projects.
We also present our comprehensive 2019 events guide – your one-stop shop for everything happening at preserved railways across the country throughout the year.
As always, we bring you the very latest news, comment and analysis from the world of preservation, including:
· EXCLUSIVE first pictures of Prince of Wales’ ‘complete’ front end
· Barrow Hill to buy and restore Midland ‘Half Cab’
· ‘J21’ given go-ahead for restoration
· NRM engine destined for Doncaster display?
· Dean Forest buys Southall pannier No. 9682
There’s all this and more in the latest edition of Steam Railway magazine – the world’s biggest selling steam news title – on sale now!