Railways Illustrated - December, 2018

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Fleet Review

Heritage News

What’s Happening To…?

Steam News

Industrial News


From The Front Coach

Traction Action




A Great Railway Journey?
Stephen Roberts travels the length of the Severn Beach Branch, a line steeped in history that is enjoying a resurgence in passengers.

45133’s Restoration
Andy Marrison reports on the restoration of Peak 45133 at the Midland Railway Centre – Butterley.

A Grand Day Out – Dean Forest
The picturesque Dean Forest Railway offers plenty to its visitors and has bold plans to extend its reach.

A Glorious Celebration
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Class 50s, the Severn Valley Railway hosted a three-day gala dedicated to the type. Pip Dunn reports.

British Depots – Westhouses
Alex Fisher charts the history of Westhouses Depot, a facility he grew up with and one that played a vital role in the Derbyshire coal industry.

Who wants to do ordinary?
Pip Dunn travelled on the four-day GB Railfreight charity fundraising charter train, which was a spectacular success.

They Tried to Run a Railway: Part 3
Ian McLean continues to dissect the London Midland Region’s control logs for January 1986, a time when failures were particularly numerous.

Your chance to win one of six copies of the East Coast Pacifics – The Post War Years book.