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Heritage Railway Magazine

13 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.77 per issue Heritage Railway is the only magazine in its field to concentrate on every aspect of Britain’s wonderful network of preserved railways, whether the motive power be steam, diesel or electric. Renowned for page after page of news, with hard-won exclusives every month, the magazine also boasts some of the finest atmospheric photography in the business, and well-researched historic features leave no stone unturned.

Regular sections cover main line news, modern day revival scheme, railwayana, tour listings, young volunteers, carriages and wagons, the changeover years (the transitional period from steam to more modern forms of traction), models and much, much more.

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Heritage Railway  |  Beeching 50 years of the axeman  


Described as the most hated civil servant in Britain, it was half a century ago that Dr Richard Beeching was appointed as chairman of British Railways with one key directive – to cut the soaring losses.

The 1950s had seen the start of a mass shift from public to private transport, as lorries, cars, buses and motorbikes replaced trains as Britain’s most popular means of travel.

So often pilloried by the press and public for closing numerous picturesque and romantic country branch lines, leaving even many large towns cut off from the railway network, Beeching might also be seen as merely streamlining a process that was already underway.

Back in the early Sixties, there were many who thought that not only were the days of steam locomotives numbered, but those of railways too, as mankind, leaping towards the first lunar landings, looked toward hovercraft and hovertrains as the transport of the future.

Against the dynamic background of the greatest decade of change of the 20th century, Heritage Railway editor Robin Jones looks back at the forces that were shaping the railway’s fortunes, the Beeching Axe, its critics, aftermath and its repercussions today.

Was Dr Beeching the villain of popular legend – or was he a hero who made Britain’s railways into a slimmer, leaner machine far more capable of tackling the challenges of the future?

You decide!
Heritage Railway is the only magazine in its field to concentrate on every aspect of Britain’s wonderful network of preserved railways, whether the motive power be steam, diesel or electric. Renowned for page after page of news, with hard-won exclusives every month, the magazine also boasts some of the finest atmospheric photography in the business, and well-researched historic features leave no stone unturned.

Regular sections cover main line news, modern day revival scheme, railwayana, tour listings, young volunteers, carriages and wagons, the changeover years (the transitional period from steam to more modern forms of traction), models and much, much more.
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Heritage Railway

Good to keep in touch with heritage railway issues while still shielding. Reviewed Tuesday, 29 September 2020
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Heritage Railway

An excellent magazine for up-to-date news about preserved railways Reviewed Saturday, 9 May 2020
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Heritage Railway

Always been a great magazine, I think the best of the steam magazines, I always liked the maps and detail right from Issue 1! Reviewed Saturday, 11 April 2020
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Heritage Railway

I rather enjoy the eclectic range of topics and articles. One thing I miss is the modelling section but its not a deal breaker. Reviewed Tuesday, 7 April 2020
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Heritage Railway

I thoroughly enjoy reading the magazine. Thank you. Reviewed Sunday, 29 March 2020

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