Railways Illustrated - August, 2018

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Fleet Review

Heritage News

What’s Happening To…?

Steam News

Industrial News

From The Front Coach

Traction Action




Railway Photography from on high
Rob Higgins provides a guide to drone railway photography and provides technical and legal information.

Great Central Railway Guide
A detailed guide to the UK’s only two-track 75mph capable heritage Railway.

WIN GCR Tickets
Free tickets and a tour around the GCR depot

British Depots – Wigan Springs Branch
Alex Fisher charts the diesel era at one of the North West’s most important depots, Wigan Springs Branch.

News Special - Derby Remodelling
Adrian Paul and Editor Mark Nicholls detail the work underway to move from Derby’s 1969 track layout to one fit for the 21st century.

Gala Review
Photographic feature covering the recent galas and special events at the Swanage, Llangollen, Wensleydale, Mid-Hants and West Somerset railways.

A Grand Day Out - Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
In this issue we focus on the charming Ecclesbourne Valley Railway based at Wirksworth in Derbyshire.

After steam had gone…
1968 is best remembered for the end of steam on the British main line, but once the last coal-fired locos had been withdrawn, what were British Rail’s plans for its diesel fleet?