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There’s a pre-Grouping theme in the latest edition of Steam Railway, as a fully lined-out ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend graces our cover.

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That’s not all, as we mark the return of the Urie Locomotive Society’s 1920-built ‘S15’ No. 506, round-up the National Railway Museum’s ‘One Hit Wonder’ locomotives ­– nearly all of which hail from the pre-1923 era – and explore the Knotty Coach Trust’s project to complete a three-coach North Staffordshire Railway carriage rake with the rebuild of Brake Third No. 23.

Elsewhere, Editor Nick Brodrick speaks to senior figures from the Science Museum Group and National Railway Museum about how they plan to inspire the engineers of the future and how it intends to use its working locomotives in part two of our exclusive interview, and we round-up all eight surviving Union Pacific ‘Big Boys’.

As always, we bring you the very latest news, comment and analysis from the world of steam preservation, including:

·      A1 Trust places £1m double boiler order

·      Cheltenham to go BR green

·      Barrow Hill secures Midland ‘Half Cab’

·      Brighton Atlantic Group plans SECR ‘E’ 4-4-0 project

·      NRM Great Hall display to be ‘permanent’

There’s all this and more, including our regular Down Main, industrial, Irish and narrow gauge news columns, in the latest edition of Steam Railway – the world’s biggest selling steam magazine – on sale now!