Steam Railway SR496 – on sale now!

In the latest edition of Steam Railway, we present the first exclusive pictures of ‘Schools’ No. 30925 Cheltenham, following its repaint into BR green livery for the first time since 1962.

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There’s more Southern goodness, as editor Nick Brodrick gets under the skin of one of preservation’s most loved locomotives – Isle of Wight ‘O2’ No. W24 Calbourne ­– and learns from the man who knows the LSWR 0-4-4T better than anyone alive today.

Elsewhere, Thomas Bright explores the likes of James Spooner, Gowrie and Blyth in part one of his narrow gauge new-build round-up, we mark the centenary of the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s ‘Norwegian’, and we find out the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group created its magnum opus – the magnificent, four-volume Never Again.

We also reveal the winner of our ‘Name the ‘Duke’ competition…

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

·      Mallard stars at ‘Azuma’ York launch

·      ORR issues droplight warning

·      Ffestiniog’s original Mountaineer to be reborn

·      IoWSR plans 1966-style send-off for Calbourne

·      ‘Lanky’ tank No. 752 undergoes steam test

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