Railways Illustrated - January 2019

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Fleet Review

Heritage News

What’s Happening To…?

Steam News

Industrial News


From The Front Coach

Traction Action



In Box


Your chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to the London Model Engineering Exhibition.

RHTT Season
A photographic look at the autumn 2018 leaf busting season.

National Railway Heritage Awards 2018
The Chairman of the Panel of Adjudicators, Robin Leleux, describes five entries from the 2018 event.

Changing aspects in West Yorkshire
Richard Horner takes a last look at the Victorian signal boxes along the Calder Valley route.

A Grand Day Out – Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
Scotland’s attractive heritage line has much to offer its visitors, including the largest railway museum north of the border.

Late Season Galas
We cast an eye over the final diesel galas of the 2018 season.

British Depots – Cricklewood
Alex Fisher charts the history of Cricklewood Depot in North London, from steam through the diesel years to closure and then reincarnation.

Via any reasonable route
Journeys made using open return tickets can offer some impressive flexibility, as Pip Dunn realises on a cross-country trip from Lanark to Spalding.

Happy New Year – Steaming into 1985
Ian McLean recounts the events on January 2, 1985, a day of much steam heat on New Year relief trains.